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Enterprise Open Source Magazine: Open-Source Software Powers Top US Academic Supercomputer

Jun 30, 2006, 11:30 (0 Talkback[s])

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"The newest edition of the 500 fastest supercomputers in the world released lists Indiana University's supercomputer cluster, Big Red, as the fastest supercomputer among all US academic institutions and ranked 23rd overall in the world--and it runs on open-source software. Indiana University will be relying on a suite of open-source software to operate Big Red. Open-source software offers the best opportunity to achieve high levels of performance and to get this very new and innovative system up and running quickly so that it is producing new scientific breakthroughs as rapidly as possible.

"Big Red consists of IBM's very latest technology, an e1350 BladeCenter Cluster, that uses new chip technology and high speed internal networks to perform calculations at very fast speeds. Running the SLES 9 operating system, Big Red as of today is the largest IBM e1350 system in the world..."

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