December 3, 2003
Inside IBM's BlueGene/L supercomputer
Anonymous Reader writes "This article at LinuxDevices takes a look inside IBM's BlueGene/L supercomputer, which makes extensive use of Linux and embedded system-on-chip (SoC) technology to create what IBM expects to be the most powerful computer ever built. The BlueGene/L system will scale to 128,000 processors and deliver 360 teraFLOPS (trillion floating-point operations per second), all at considerably lower expense, power, and space consumption than conventional supercomputers, according to IBM. The project is jointly funded by IBM and Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, and is not expected to be completed until late 2004. However, a prototype is already operational. The LinuxDevices article includes a 22-page whitepaper written by BlueGene/L team scientists."