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IBM to deliver world’s most powerful Linux supercomputer

Jul 30, 2003 — by LinuxDevices Staff — from the LinuxDevices Archive — views

IBM announced plans to deliver what it calls “the world's most powerful Linux supercomputer” to Japan's largest national research organization. The system will be used as part of a massive, distributed computing Grid to support various research including life sciences and nanotechnology, IBM said.

Japan's Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST) cluster system, which will include 1,058 of IBM's new eServer 325 systems (based AMD's Opteron processors), will be be capable of delivering over 11 trillion calculations per second. The supercomputer is planned to be integrated with other non-Linux systems to form a massive, distributed computing Grid, enabling collaboration between corporations, academia, and government.

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