April 27, 2007

Homegrown high-performance computing

AlexGr writes "Once the domain of monolithic, multimillion-dollar supercomputers from Cray and IBM, HPC (high-performance computing) is now firmly within reach of today's enterprise, thanks to the affordable computing power of clustered standards-based Linux and Microsoft servers running commodity Intel Xeon and AMD Opteron processors. Many early movers are in fact already capitalizing on in-house HPC, assembling and managing small-scale clusters on their own.
New to the HPC market, Microsoft Windows Compute Cluster Server 2003 proved appealing to two organizations looking to integrate their HPC cluster into an existing Microsoft environment. So far, results have been positive."

Link: InfoWorld.com

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