Monday, August 18, 2008

IBM Brings Open Source for High Performance Computing

IBM (News - Alert), an information and computing technology company, has announced the launch of the first certified package of open-source software for supercomputers based on Linux developed by the company.

The new package, the IBM HPC Open Software Stack, will enable the linking of cluster servers together, so that a single super-fast system can take shape, which will be more productive and also easily manageable.

As more and more companies have begun relying upon the technology of supercomputing, or high-performance computing (HPC), the sector is going through a very rapid growth.

To achieve the maximum efficiency necessary for high-performance computing, different processor types integrated together to form "hybrid" clusters, so that the processing power of different processors can be combined to get the desired effect.

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