And in the news: Hydro Oil And Energy Leverages Scali Software To Manage
Norway's Linux Cluster
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| Scali, provider of clustering solutions for Linux datacenters, announced
| that Scali Manage has been selected by Hydro Oil and Energy to manage
| Norway's most powerful Linux cluster. The cluster consists of five
| hundred Dell PowerEdge 1855 blade servers, with a total of 1,000 Pentium
| Xeon CPUs, and four Dell PowerEdge 2850 servers. With 7.6 Teraflops
| processing power (7.6 trillion floating point operations per second)
| this is the most powerful cluster in Norway.
Some of the world's most powerful clusters still run SGI, Solaris, and UNIX.
But GNU/Linux is taking over. Over a year ago, Gates said he would make an
entry into this scene. Not a word since. I guess a vendor that cannot
unleash a desktop O/S (c/f Vista's 4-year delay) will find supercomputing
too hard to cope with.