timothy from the like-a-cluster-of-grapes dept.
green pizza writes "NASA has announced plans to cluster twenty 512-processor Silicon Graphics IncAltix supercomputers connected to a 500-terabyte SGI InfiniteStorage SAN. The Altix uses Itanium2 CPUs running Linux atop an Origin 3000-derrived architecture. NASA and SGI scaled Linux to 512 CPUs late last year. There are also strong hints that SGI plans to bring its clustered ATI graphics to Altix in the near future. Lots of neat big iron project on the horizon!"
We will have solar energy as soon as the utility companies solve one technical
problem -- how to run a sunbeam through a meter.