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PRNewswire: Argonne...Laboratory, VA Linux Systems and IBM Build Largest Scalable Linux Test Bed...

Nov 15, 1999, 16:17 (0 Talkback[s])

"The Department of Energy's Argonne National Laboratory announced today that it is working with IBM and VA Linux Systems to build "Chiba City" -- the largest supercomputing cluster dedicated to highly scalable open source software development. The 512-CPU Linux cluster will be opened to the U.S. research community, including universities, laboratories and industry."

"The Chiba City Project, conceived by Argonne's Mathematics and Computer Science Division, will be Argonne's most powerful supercomputer. The project will help advance the use of state-of-the-art Linux clusters based on affordable industry standard components in high-performance computing. The cluster comprises 256 2-CPU computational servers from VA Linux Systems, and IBM Netfinity servers for cluster management, file storage and visualization."

"The Chiba City cluster provides a flexible development environment for scalable open source software in four key categories: cluster management, high-performance systems software (file systems, schedulers and libraries), scientific visualization, and distributed computing."

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