High Performance Computing Seminar, 10th December 2003
Submitted by Andrew Boddington on Tuesday, November 11, 2003 - 13:56

This event will share information on the different platforms and approaches to High Performance Computing (HPC) in Research and Higher Education, specifically considering the business and technical choices of Intel processors as the way ahead, contrast UNIX and Linux as the operating system, what is needed to build a Linux HPC systems (covering LC, XC, Lustre), and look at the configuration and application decisions made by existing users of High Performance Computing. With speakers from HP, Intel, ERBI, Accelrys and Cambridge Online.

Wednesday 10th December 2003, at Hinxton, Cambridge, UK.

You can ask for more information or register free of charge by sending your name and details to
or telephone Claire Armstrong 01223 422600.

All pre-registering attendees will go in to a draw for a HP camera.

  IBM/SuSE Supercomputer to Japan
Submitted by Phil Hughes on Wednesday, November 19, 2003 - 13:55

Japan's National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology has ordered an IBM eServer Linux supercomputer. It is capable of 11 trillion operations per second and will be running SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 8. It is expected to end up as number three on the top 500 supercomputers list, moving the Lawrence Livermore Labs Linux cluster down to number four.

The computer will include 1,058 eServer 325 systems, each with dual AMD Opteron processors.