Two Linux cluster systems are among the 10 fastest supercomputers in the world, according to rankings.
The Los Alamos National Laboratory 'Lightning' system, designed by Linux Networx, which is capable of performing 8.05 trillion operations per second, ranks as the sixth fastest supercomputer in the world, according to the Top500 Supercomputer Sites ranking list.
Coming in at number seven is MCR, a 7.63 teraflops Linux cluster built for Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, which includes 2,304 Intel Xeon processors.
Lightning is the largest AMD Opteron system built this year, with 2,816 Opteron processors. It also includes 1,408 Evolocity compute nodes, LinuxBIOS and the ICEBox management appliance from Linux Networx that helps manage the entire cluster.
"By delivering systems for maximum sustained performance, we are allowing organisations to run more jobs on their cluster, thereby maximising their clustering investment," said Linux Networx chief operating officer Dean Hutchings.
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