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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..."

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