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Linux to run “fastest supercomputer in U.S.”

Jun 24, 2003 — by LinuxDevices Staff — from the LinuxDevices Archive — views

SuSE Linux announced that Cray Inc. has selected its Linux distribution to drive “key aspects” of the U.S. Department of Energy's new massively parallel processing (MPP) supercomputer called Red Storm, which will be installed at Sandia National Laboratories. When completed, Red Storm will be the fastest supercomputer in the U.S., SuSE and Cray said. The new supercomputer, which is expected to become operational by the end of 2004, will be used for computer simulations of the U.S. nuclear stockpile and other applications.

Red Storm will be “based on AMD Opteron processors featuring HyperTransport technology in conjunction with Red Storm's high-bandwidth, low-latency internal switching architecture,” and will make use of “SuSE Linux Enterprise Server,” the announcement said.

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