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Wired: Super Savings on a Supercomputer

Nov 24, 1999, 20:38 (4 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Kristen Philipkoski)

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"Among the world's fastest-500 supercomputers, Cplant Cluster -- the one at Sandia National Labs in Albuquerque, New Mexico -- ranks number 44."

"The 44th spot might not sound like a big deal, but Sandia computer researchers say otherwise -- mainly because Cplant is one of the few on the list that are "homemade...."

"The Sandia scientists wrote customized communication software to get the off-the-shelf computers talking at maximum speed. Then they developed their own utilities and used the Linux operating system for networking."

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