March 14, 2001
AMD and Linux NetworX deliver Linux supercluster to Boeing
Author: JT Smith
Chris Tom writes "AMD and Linux NetworX have announced today that they have delivered a Linux Supercluster to Boeing. This one has a whopping 96 Athlons!: AMD announced today that The Boeing Company has implemented an AMD Athlon processor-based supercluster developed by Linux NetworX. The high performance cluster system, featuring 96 AMD Athlon(tm) processors, is running computational fluid dynamics applications in support of the Boeing Delta IV Evolved Expendable Launch Vehicle program at the company's Space & Communications division in Huntington Beach, Calif. Boeing Delta IV engineers tested several other processor platforms at Linux NetworX facilities before purchasing the AMD Athlon processor-based cluster. The Delta IV is the newest class of rockets developed by Boeing that will enter service in 2002 and will have the capability of lifting satellite payloads of up to 29,000 pounds into geosynchronous transfer orbit. "