October 7, 2004

Forest Service buys Linux-based supercomputer

Officials at Cray Inc., a supercomputer manufacturer, introduced earlier this week the XD1 Linux-based supercomputer. Starting at less than $100,000, the XD1 is a less expensive alternative to the company's traditional supercomputers, and it is designed to outperform Linux clusters built using generic off-the-shelf parts that are increasingly popular with government high-performance computing shops.

Link: usatoday.com


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