/. US DOE gets a $24.5 Million Linux Supercomputer

John Nelson john at computation.com
Mon May 27 16:52:35 PDT 2002

But but but but but... I thought Microsoft Windows Server Clusters were 
so much more reliable and fast... why aren't they using a commercial and 
professional operating system?????  Bill Gates PROMISED us and he 
wouldn't lie would he??????


-- John

Eugen Leitl wrote:
> http://slashdot.org/articles/02/04/17/1324227.shtml?tid=162
> An anonymous reader wrote in to say "Pacific Northwest National Laboratory 
> (US DOE) signed a $24.5 million dollar contract with HP for a Linux 
> supercomputer. This will be one of the top ten fastest computers in the 
> world. Some cool features: 8.3 Trillion Floating Point Operations per 
> Second, 1.8 Terabytes of RAM, 170 Terabytes of disk, (including a 53 TB 
> SAN), and 1400 Intel McKinley and Madison Processors. Nice quote: 'Today's 
> announcement shows how HP has worked to help accelerate the shift from 
> proprietary platforms to open architectures, which provide increased 
> scalability, speed and functionality at a lower cost,' said Rich DeMillo, 
> vice president and chief technology officer at HP. Read Details of the 
> announcement here or here."
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