"The University of Queensland's Centre for Computational
Molecular Science will build a grid computing cluster running Linux
to study areas as diverse as hypersonic flight, quantum computing
and life sciences.
"The system, claimed to be the fastest of its kind in Australia,
will use 128 dual-processor 2.8GHz Pentium machines, each with 3GB
of RAM, for a total of 1.4 teraflops of computing power.
"This capacity meant calculations that used to take a week could
run in an hour, the centre's director Professor Sean Smith