NEW YORK, June 25 - It may not be much more than a pipsqueak right now, but the computer system now being set up at the Department of Energy's Pacific Northwest National Laboratory is expected to grow into the world heavyweight of Linux supermachines.
Manufacturer Hewlett-Packard has now delivered an early prototype of the supercomputer, a one-quarter teraflop system that will be upgraded to a 1 teraflop version by the end of the summer. PNNL staff are now working to adapt its computational chemistry code and other software to this system.
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