January 28, 2001
Author: JT Smith
Business 2.0 discusses clustering using Linux as the core. "For engineers and designers, bigger is better. Their data-crunching demands spurred mainframe computer makers to success decades before desktop PCs emerged. Speed remained the holy grail long after vacuum tubes and computer punch cards became obsolete. Now companies including IBM (IBM, info) and Hewlett-Packard (HWP, info) are proclaiming Linux-based "clusters" as the next generation of supercomputers."