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ZDNet Australia: Aussie Consortium Ponders Linux Engineering Cluster

Apr 04, 2003, 19:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Iain Ferguson)

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"A supercomputing consortium plans to decide within the next two weeks on a tender for what it claims is the first large cluster in Australia dedicated to computational engineering.

"The Victorian Partnership for Advanced Computing (VPAC) says it is considering acquiring a Linux-based cluster to service a multi-million dollar, three-to-five year contract with Holden at the car manufacturer's new Innovation Centre at Fisherman's Bend in Melbourne...

"The news comes after VPAC this week signed an AU$1 million deal with IBM Australia for improved access to computing power and bioinformatics tools, which encompassed supply of a 'life sciences' solution including a Linux-based supercomputer cluster..."

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