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UPDATED: WideOpen.com: Supercomputers Going Open Source?

Nov 23, 1999, 02:17 (6 Talkback[s])


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"The federal government and top researchers are investigating whether supercomputer software development should go open source. The announcement was made last Monday evening at the industry's annual confab, Supercomputing '99, held this year in Portland, Oregon."

"With the end of the Cold War, supercomputing projects have been squeezed by budget pressures. The government and the supercomputing community will take a deep look at open source as a way to keep world class research going without great new gobs of federal funding."

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