CALIFORNIA UNVEILS PLANS FOR OPTIPUTER

Neil Schneider pacneil at linuxgeek.net
Mon Nov 18 23:32:12 PST 2002


CALIFORNIA UNVEILS PLANS FOR OPTIPUTER
The California Institute for Telecommunications and Information  
Technology will use optical connections to build a supercomputer in
which communications lines are faster than the processors--the opposite
of traditional supercomputing designs. The idea for the new computer
came from the San Diego Supercomputer Center, a research partnership
between the University of California at San Diego and the University of
California at Irvine. The "optiputer," which will be located at the
University of California at San Diego, will initially consist of 500
processors connected with the optical router, which is a product of
Chiaro Networks in Richardson, Texas. The system is based on Intel
processors running the Linux operating system.
New York Times, 17 November 2002 (registration req'd)
http://www.nytimes.com/2002/11/18/technology/18OPTI.html


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