Times of India: A `super’ performance by Linux

“An NRI from Bangalore has developed India’s first
commercial supercomputer based on the Linux operating system. It
costs just a fraction of what a conventional Cray does but works
nearly as fast.”

““The two models — Peacock and Maya — will cost between Rs 5
lakh and Rs 10 lakh each, while a Cray costs nearly $10 million, or
about Rs 50 crore,” he explains. “Standard benchmarks have
demonstrated that Peacock and Maya achieve performances comparable
to supercomputers costing millions of dollars.””

“What Jayachandra has developed with help of a band of committed
computer professionals — who have had extensive Linux training in
the US for about 10 years — operates on the easy-to-learn Linux