GCN: The Defense Department has procured a pair of 256-processor Linux clusters to use in simulating global combat operations. The Air Forceís Maui High Performance Computing Center in Hawaii and the Aeronautical Systems Center Major Shared Resource Center at Wright-Patterson Air Force in Ohio will each house a cluster.
The system will provide a level of performance and detail that hasnít been offered in previous clusters, said Maj. Kevin Benedict, program manager for the Maui High Performance Computing Center. Both purchases are covered by DODís Technology Insertion 2004 initiative, part of the High Performance Computing Modernization Program, an effort to update the militaryís high performance computers.
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