August 22, 2001

IBM, DOE to partner on supercomputer

Author: JT Smith

CNET: " The Blue Gene supercomputers would run on chips that contain so-called cells, or processors
with both memory and communications circuits. The ASCI White supercomputer uses off-the-shelf
processors with a souped-up version of IBM's commercial operating system.

While Blue Gene is aimed at scientific applications, David McQueeney, vice president of
Emerging Business for IBM Research, said that the technology will eventually trickle down to the
business community.

With time, McQueeney said, those intensely powerful computers will become affordable to small
and medium-sized businesses."


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