LinuxWorld: "Thunder"--N. America's Fastest Linux Supercomputer
May 14, 2004, 08:30 (18 Talkback[s])
"A Linux cluster deployed at Lawrence Livermore National
Laboratory and codenamed 'Thunder' yesterday delivered 19.94
teraflops of sustained performance, making it the most powerful
computer in North America--and the second fastest on Earth.
"The 4,096 Itanium 2 processor based cluster is the largest
Itanium 2 processor deployment, as well as the largest
implementation of Quadrics' low-latency QsNet(II) interconnect
technology--technologies which, in combination, allow Thunder to
achieve record cluster efficiency of 86.9%, an important metric in
measuring cluster scalability..."