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AMD chips fuel new Linux supercomputer

Jan 23, 2001 — by Rick Lehrbaum — from the LinuxDevices Archive — views

John G. Spooner, editor of ZDNet News, reports that the University of Delaware's new Linux supercomputer, purchased with a $500,000 NSF grant and dubbed 'Samson,' is expected to rank within the top 200 fastest supercomputers in the world. Spooner writes . . .

“Advanced Micro Devices on Monday added another Athlon-based [Linux] supercomputer to its resume. The Sunnyvale, Calif. based chipmaker announced that the University of Delaware has installed a 128-processor supercomputer based on 1GHz AMD Athlon processors and the Linux operating system.”

“The new supercomputer at the university's Bartol Research Institute is AMD's fifth supercomputer. It joins others at the University of Kentucky, the University of Utah, and a pair of private companies.”

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