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Paper ID: 512

High-Performance Supercomputing at Mail Order Prices

Appeared in: access story
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Publisher: N/A
Year: 1998
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Contributing Organisation(s): NCSA
Field of Science: Computer Science

URL: http://access.ncsa.uiuc.edu/CoverStories/SuperCluster/super.html

Abstract: This article describes how several hundred processors of mass market PC's had been used to successfully run a complex astrophysical hydrodynamics computation. The widely used Microsoft Windows NT operating system was employed for the cluster and it was running High Performance Virtual Machine (HPVM) which synthesises a high performance environment.

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