CNET News.com: Linux could power new supercomputer

“Halfway through 2001, it’s quite possible that the fastest
supercomputer in the world will be powered by the Linux operating

“If Linux gets the job, it will be a key component of the effort
to keep U.S. nuclear weapons working as designed, the main function
of this new supercomputer.”

“The route to this lofty position could come via the confluence
of a Department of Energy program to build ever-faster
supercomputers and computer maker SGI’s strategy to move its
machines to the open-source operating system. SGI spokesman
Charlie Rasch confirmed that the company is a bidder for a computer
called “T30” that’s to be installed at Los Alamos National
Laboratory (LANL) in New Mexico.

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