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Australian IT: Linux Hydra Puts Researchers Ahead

Jun 11, 2003, 05:30 (2 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Leila Henderson)

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"South Australian researchers will no longer have to borrow or buy high-performance computing power from other states, following the installation of a powerful machine by the South Australian Partnership for Advanced Computing (SAPAC).

"The 129-node Linux-based Hydra, housed at Adelaide University, is relatively inexpensive at $1.74 million and was paid for by a consortium of Adelaide's three universities, the newly funded Australian Centre for Plant Functional Genomics and an Australian Research Council grant.

"A similar $1 million computer at the Victorian Partnership for Advanced Computing (VPAC) sits beside a Unix machine that cost almost five times as much..."

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