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The Register: US mulls Linux for World's Biggest Computer

Feb 01, 2002, 18:30 (8 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Andrew Orlowski)

[ Thanks to Jason Greenwood for this link. ]

"Linux is in the running to power the world's biggest computer, we learned this week at LinuxWorld Expo. A bid is being prepared to provide the computing power behind the US government sponsored Project Purple, which will pool a vast server farm to the three leading US research labs, which is scheduled to come on stream by the end of 2004.

"But this differs from your usual Linux-employed-in-big-lab story in a particularly interesting way, which is orthogonal to the interest in file system architecture raised by our Longhorn story..."

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