"That New Zealand got a supercomputer up and running in
November, just weeks after the parts arrived in New Zealand, is
testimony to the number eight wire mentality.
"So remarked environment minister Marion Hobbs at the official
launch of Helix, Massey University's Beowulf cluster supercomputer,
at the university's Albany campus yesterday...
"Helix incorporates 132 AMD processors and runs on RedHat Linux
7.3. An early user has been Massey's Martin Johnson, who has used
it for genetic programming, which lets the computer tweak and
tailor applications, rather than have a human programmer do the
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