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RE[10]: No it wasn't.
by chemical_scum on Wed 16th Nov 2005 13:58 UTC in reply to "RE[8]: No it wasn't."
chemical_scum
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2005-11-02

Haha ... supercomputers tend to run real operating systems, like AIX and other custom-brew proprietary unices.

What do you think L in IBM BlueGene/L (the world's fastest supercomputer) stands for?

Answer it stands for Linux ;)

Edited 2005-11-16 13:59

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RE[11]: No it wasn't.
by fflush on Wed 16th Nov 2005 15:14 in reply to "RE[10]: No it wasn't."
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2005-11-16

The BlueGene/L "Livermore" system

The L does not stand for Linux, stop spreading fud.

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RE[12]: No it wasn't.
by chemical_scum on Wed 16th Nov 2005 15:41 in reply to "RE[11]: No it wasn't."
chemical_scum Member since:
2005-11-02

The BlueGene/L "Livermore" system

The L does not stand for Linux, stop spreading fud.


It is true that the machine is for the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory but it was also the first BlueGene to run on Linux (for the I/O nodes). I believe there were earlier BlueGene versions running AIX.

From a recent article on the latest supercomputer ratings:

According to the 26th edition of the Top500 report, the fastest computer on the planet is IBM's BlueGene/L System, which is used by the DOE's National Nuclear Security Administration. BlueGene, running Linux of course, achieved a jaw-dropping 280.6 teraflop (trillion calculations per second) performance, doubling its own record it set six months ago. This is the first supercomputer to break the 100 teraflop barrier.

http://www.tectonic.co.za/view.php?id=711

So you can make your choice for the L standing for either Linux or the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

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