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Oct 29, 1999, 19:31 (4 Talkback[s])
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"Halfway through 2001, it's quite possible that the fastest supercomputer in the world will be powered by the Linux operating system."

"If Linux gets the job, it will be a key component of the effort to keep U.S. nuclear weapons working as designed, the main function of this new supercomputer."

"The route to this lofty position could come via the confluence of a Department of Energy program to build ever-faster supercomputers and computer maker SGI's strategy to move its machines to the open-source operating system. SGI spokesman Charlie Rasch confirmed that the company is a bidder for a computer called "T30" that's to be installed at Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) in New Mexico."

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