InformationWeek: Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory will get 100 teraflops combined processing power out of the supercomputer when it has all four of their new clusters up and running.
Underscoring the supercomputing market's move toward clusters, the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory just got the first of four Linux-based clusters that researchers plan to put to work doing climate studies, astrophysics and tracking the lifespan of the country's nuclear weapon stockpile.
The lab had outgrown a 4-year-old, 11-teraflop machine that they've been using for non-classified research. They'll be able to turn to the four new clusters, which are being built by Appro, a high-performance server, storage and high-end workstation vendor. When working together, the four clusters can provide 100 teraflops of processing power. A teraflop is 100 trillion calculations per second.