Tularik, a San Francisco-based biotechnology company specializing in drug discovery and development using gene regulation, is using a 150 processor Evolocity cluster
from Linux NetworX, and is one of the first organizations to use ICE Box in production.
A decade ago, Kronberg and other coworkers made such a calculation for Earth's largest nearby galaxy cluster
--the Coma cluster
in the constellation Coma Berenices.
Once the esoteric tool of PhD computer scientists, cluster
computing technology has matured to become an integral part of many organizations' production computing environments.
and VA Linux Systems to build "Chiba City" -- the largest supercomputing cluster
yet dedicated to highly scalable open source software development.
However, says Evrard, the Virgo computer model shows the largest, hottest cluster
already in place when the universe was just 5 billion years old, about one-third its current age.
Innovations in resilience include failover at the controller and cluster
level, virtual server redirects across geo-distributed locations, and dynamic server and application management.
To trace the dark matter in a cluster
of galaxies, Ikebe and his colleagues measured the distribution of hot, X-ray-emitting gas that resides there.
Compare that with the current trend in high performance computing: cluster
computers based on personal computer architectures, commodity microprocessors, Gigabit Ethernet and standard networked storage architectures.
That single-atom substitution makes the cluster
much more stable and therefore amenable to staying intact, they report in the Sept.