"Japanese scientists have built their largest
distributed-computing grid yet, a Linux-based supercluster that
performs 11 trillion floating operations per second, at the
National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology
(AIST), Salt Lake City-based Linux Networx this week disclosed.
"As Japan's largest public research organization, AIST is
charged with the mission of research and development in industrial
science and technology, as well as undertaking complex geological
surveys, setting measurement standards and developing technological
applications for the private sector..."