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Cray Stretches Linux in Supercomputer

Nov 07, 2007, 18:30 (6 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Rick Merritt)

"The day after Google announced a new initiative to pack Linux into mobile handsets, supercomputer designer Cray is announcing a system it claims will be its biggest computers to use the open source operating system. Cray claims its new XT5 systems advance the limits of how many x86 and hybrid processor types it packs into a single system.

"The number of cores in supercomputers has skyrocketed from about 1,000 in the late 1990's to nearly 21,000 in high-end configurations possible this year, Cray said..."

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