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http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/technology/5322704.stm

Computer giant IBM will build the world's most powerful supercomputer at a US government laboratory.

 

The machine, codenamed Roadrunner, could be four times more potent than the current fastest machine, BlueGene/L, also built by IBM.

 

The new computer is a "hybrid" design, using both conventional supercomputer processors and the new "cell" chip designed for Sony's PlayStation 3.

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But does it run Linux? :P

probably. either that or some other *nix.

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All the IBM super computers Ive worked on in the last few years have been Linux... they've abandoned AIX so its hard to think what else they would use?

 

Perhaps a modified playstation OS?

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Yes, it will run linux:

The machine is to be built entirely from commercially available hardware and based on the Linux® operating system. IBM® System x™ 3755 servers based on AMD Opteron technology will be deployed in conjunction with IBM BladeCenter® H systems with Cell B.E. technology. Each system used is designed specifically for high performance implementations.

 

http://www-03.ibm.com/press/us/en/pressrelease/20210.wss

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Perhaps a modified playstation OS?

PS3 is gonna run linux ;)

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