NewsFactor: SuSE To Power Fastest U.S. Supercomputer
Thursday June 26 2003 @ 02:28PM EDT

The ramifications of this project go beyond supercomputing, SuSE marketing vice president Joseph Eckert says. "This is about the heart of what Linux can do. I mean -- c'mon, using 64-bit to do clustering -- that is just amazing."

Cray (Nasdaq: CRAY) has chosen SuSE Linux to play a key role in helping the supercomputer maker build a massive parallel-processing supercomputer for the U.S. Department of Energy.

Dubbed "Red Storm," the supercomputer is expected to be the fastest supercomputer in the U.S. It will be powered by AMD's (NYSE: AMD) Opteron 64-bit processors featuring hypertransport technology.

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