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Network World Fusion: IBM to build powerful Linux cluster

Mar 23, 2000, 07:55 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Dominique Deckmyn)

"IBM is helping the University of New Mexico build what it claims will be the world's fastest Linux supercomputer. It is a cluster of 256 rack-mounted, dual-processor IBM Netfinity servers running Linux, and it is able to execute 375 billion floating-point operations per second."

"Later this year, IBM intends to market a packaged Linux cluster for commercial applications, officials said."

"According to IBM, the machine, which will be called Los Lobos, will be the 24th-most-powerful computer in the world. It will cost just over $1.5 million. The clustering software is based in part on the open-source Beowulf code and other open-source projects, including IBM-developed software for installing, monitoring and managing clusters. Los Lobos is scheduled to be operational by this summer."

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