"Cray has chosen SuSE Latest News about SuSE Linux to play a key
role in helping the supercomputer maker build a massive
parallel-processing supercomputer for the U.S. Department of
"Dubbed "Red Storm," the supercomputer is expected to be the
fastest supercomputer in the U.S. It will be powered by AMD's
Opteron 64-bit processors featuring hypertransport technology.
"The prestigious contract is a major feather in the cap of SuSE,
who competes head to head with Red Hat, widely regarded as the
leading Linux vendor. SuSE was a natural choice for Cray in this
project because 'we've been working with Opteron 64-bit for three
years,' SuSE marketing vice president Joseph Eckert told
"'We started working with AMD before there was [an Opteron]
chip,' he said. 'We were the only operating system at [the chip's]
launch--of any type--available on 64-bit...'"
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