the Department of Defense (DoD) High Performance Computing Modernization
Program (HPCMP), has purchased a 2,132-processor Evolocity II(R) (E2) cluster
from Linux Networx for the Army Research Laboratory Major Shared Resource
Center (MSRC). When the system is fully deployed in mid-2004, it will be the
HPCMP's largest deployment of an Intel(R) processor-based Linux cluster, and
the solution will adopt Intel 64-bit extension technology.
The Linux Networx cluster is procured as part of the Technology Insertion
2004 (TI-04) program, an initiative to modernize the Department of Defense
high performance computing (HPC) capabilities. The HPCMP provides the
supercomputer services, high-speed network communications, and computational
science expertise that enables the U.S. Defense laboratories, such as ARL, to
conduct a wide range of focused research, development, and test activities.
The Linux Networx cluster is a part of this partnership to put advanced
technology in the hands of U.S. armed forces more quickly, less expensively,
and with greater certainty of success. As part of the TI-04 program, Linux
Networx will deliver five other cluster systems to other DoD HPCMP Centers.
Details about the five other DoD HPCMP cluster systems will be released later
this year. Specific financial details about the Linux Networx systems were