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CNET News: IBM Plans Second Blue Gene Supercomputer

Feb 24, 2004, 01:45 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Stephen Shankland)

[ Thanks to Matt for this link. ]

"IBM will install a second Blue Gene/L supercomputer as part of a radio telescope project in the Netherlands, the company plans to announce Monday.

"The supercomputer will be used for a new radio telescope project called Lofar, short for low frequency array, run by a Dutch organization called Astron. The system, which is expected to be complete in 2005, will run the Linux operating system, use about 12,000 processors and perform more than 30 trillion calculations per second, sources familiar with the plan said.

"IBM declined to comment for this story, but the Lofar Web site said Astron signed a memorandum of understanding in November to use Blue Gene in conjunction with the telescope. The announcement said there are opportunities for cooperative research and development between IBM and Astron for the Lofar supercomputer..."

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