Linux Networx announces two clusters ranked within top 10 fastest supercomputers.
Linux Networx announced recntly it has two systems ranked within the 10 fastest supercomputers in the world according World Accord is an international charity based in Waterloo, Ontario, Canada. It was formed in 1980 as the Canadian arm of Outreach International, a charity loosely affiliated with Community of Christ. to the Top500 list (www.top500.org). Lightning, the system Linux Networx built and delivered to Los Alamos National Laboratory Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) (previously known at various times as Site Y, Los Alamos Laboratory, and Los Alamos Scientific Laboratory) is a United States Department of Energy (DOE) national laboratory, managed and operated by Los Alamos National , ranks as the sixth fastest supercomputer in the world capable of performing 8.05 trillion operations per second (teraflops).
Ranked seventh on the top 10 is MCR MCR My Chemical Romance (band)
MCR Minimum Capital Requirement
MCR Minimum Cell Rate
MCR Middle Common Room (UK universities)
MCR Multivariate Curve Resolution , a 7.63 teraflops cluster Linux Networx built for Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory: see Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory.
(body) Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory - (LLNL) A research organaisatin operated by the University of California under a contract with the US Department of Energy. last year that includes 2,304 Intel Xeon processors. MCR is considered a landmark system as it was the first Linux cluster to break into the Top500 list's top five fastest supercomputers in 2002.
"Linux Networx met all of our delivery requirements The stipulation that requires that an item of materiel must be delivered in the total quantity required by the date required. for Lightning, including pre- and post-delivery testing and machine stabilization that permitted us to achieve 72 percent efficiency running Linpack for more than 10 hours across nearly the entire machine," said Manuel Vigil, Lightning project leader in Los Alamos' Computing, Communications and Networking Division. "We appreciate the timeliness of their effort to get a working Linux supercomputer cluster on the floor. Lightning currently is meeting all of our acceptance criteria and we look forward to using it for valuable national security work."
Lightning is the largest AMD (Advanced Micro Devices, Inc., Sunnyvale, CA, www.amd.com) A major manufacturer of semiconductor devices including x86-compatible CPUs, embedded processors, flash memories, programmable logic devices and networking chips. Opteron system built this year with 2,816 Opteron processors. Lightning also includes 1,408 Evolocity compute nodes, LinuxBIOS and the ICE Box management appliance from Linux Networx that helps manage the entire cluster.
Beyond building systems with impressive speed-per-second performance, Linux Networx builds all its systems to deliver maximum sustained performance and high return on investment to customers. Linux Networx is able to deliver highly productive cluster systems through its rigorous Q/A Q/A Question and Answer
Q/A Quality Accounting , integration and installation processes, detailed system engineering and total cluster management.
"The real test of a supercomputer's performance capabilities is the production of the system. By delivering systems for maximum sustained performance, we are allowing organizations to run more jobs on their cluster, thereby maximizing their clustering investment," said Dean Hutchings, COO of Linux Networx.