IBM Sells Opteron-Based Linux Supercomputer To Drug Giant
Posted by Staff, Wednesday January 14 2004 @ 10:59PM EST
InternetWeek.com: IBM on Wednesday announced it had sold a supercomputer based on Advanced Micro Devices' 64-bit processors to pharmaceutical giant Bristol-Meyers Squib, giving a boost to AMD's Opteron technology.
The supercomputer, a cluster of 64 IBM eServer 325 machines running Linux, each packing a pair of Opteron processors, will be used by Bristol-Meyer for drug and healthcare treatment research, said the two companies.
Key to the decision by Bristol-Meyer to go with AMD's Opteron technology was the ability of the supercomputer to run both 32- and 64-bit Linux applications.
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