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04/17/2002 - ** HP To Build Supercomputer For Energy Department

Hewlett-Packard has won a $24.5 million contract from the U.S.
Department of Energy to build the world's fastest supercomputer
running the Linux operating system. HP plans to begin installing
the system, which will consist of 1,400 Intel Itanium 64-bit
microprocessors, at the department's Pacific Northwest National
Laboratory in Richmond, Wash., this year.


The lab will use the system to study biotechnology, radioactive
waste detection, materials design, and other disciplines, says
Dave Dixon, associate director of theory, modeling, and
simulation at the lab. It replaces an IBM system that, when
purchased five years ago, was among the world's fastest. That
system now ranks 190th on a list of the 500 fastest
supercomputers. Dixon says HP's system will run 30 times faster,
include 10 times as much memory, and house 50 times as much disk
space as the supercomputer it replaces. He says HP won the deal
to supply the system in a "competitive bidding process" but
declined to say whether IBM was one of the bidders.


The HP-Linux supercomputer, which will consist of next-generation
Intel computer chips code-named McKinley and Madison, will run at
a peak performance of 8.3 trillion floating point operations per
second, HP says. - Aaron Ricadela



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