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NetworkWorldFusion: Lab Soups Up Linux Supercomputer

Aug 28, 2003, 00:00 (6 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Robert McMillan)

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A 2,000-processor Intel Corp. Itanium 2 supercomputer at the U.S. Department of Energy's Pacific Northwest National Labs (PNNL) has edged out Lawrence Livermore National Lab's Intel Xeon-based Multiprogrammatic Capability Cluster for the title of world's fastest Linux supercomputer, according to PNNL.

"PNNL on Tuesday announced that it had completed an upgrade of the 1,400 1.0GHz Itanium 2 McKinley processors in its William W. Wiley Environmental Molecular Sciences Laboratory supercomputer in Richland, Washington, boosting the system's peak performance from 6.2 trillion floating point operations per second (T FLOPS) to 11.8T FLOPS..."

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