"An Australian supercomputing consortium is poised to lease a
Hewlett-Packard Itanium 2-based computing cluster to service a
multi-year contract to assist car maker Holden in new vehicle
design and development.
"Victorian Partnership for Advanced Computing (VPAC) chief
executive Dr Bill Appelbe told ZDNet Australia VPAC had opted to
lease an HP Itanium 2 cluster consisting of 171GHz Itanium 2
processors, 64GB RAM, eight rx2600 nodes and more than a terabyte
of storage to service the contract...
"The supercomputing cluster is expected to run on a Linux
operating system in the medium-to-long term, with an HP UX system
possibly used in the short term while some applications not yet
ported to Linux are transitioned. Appelbe dismissed recent warnings
from the SCO Group--which has asked users to suspend their Linux
development--as 'not a consideration' and described the vendor as
'running on the FUD--fear, uncertainty and doubt--syndrome...'"
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