SearchEnterpriseLinux: Cray CTO: Linux Clusters Outshined by Supercomputers in HPC, Part 1
Aug 18, 2004, 21:15 (18 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Jan Stafford)
"What's the closest thing to a high-performance
computing solution offered on Linux today? How does a Linux cluster
differ from a supercomputer?
"Paul Terry: I'll answer those questions in
"Supercomputers and most Linux systems differ in their heritage,
and as a result, in their architectures. Most Linux systems
available today began life as computers for commercial
applications--databases, information management, Web servers.
Architecturally they fall into two camps: Linux clusters, where
processors are connected through I/O links; or shared memory
machines, where processors exchange data and instructions through