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CNET News.com: IBM to join in Linux supercomputing effort

Mar 22, 2000, 16:50 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Stephen Shankland)

"Hoping to transform a do-it-yourself Linux supercomputer technique into a useful business product, IBM is participating in an effort with the University of New Mexico to build a new 512-processor machine to be announced tomorrow."

"The computer, called LosLobos, will connect 256 two-processor IBM Intel-based servers with high-speed Myrinet network cards, said John Patrick, vice president of IBM Internet technology. The machine will be able to perform 375 billion calculations per second, UNM said...."

"IBM hopes to hasten the day that clusters of cheap computers become more useful. "I would expect we will uncover certain things that Linux is missing that we have somewhere in IBM," Patrick said. "Our intention is to apply all the technology and resources we can to help it grow as fast as it possibly can. We intend to contribute those technologies into the open-source community," Patrick said."

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