Linux cluster with 128 AMD processors
The Proteom-Center of the Ruhr-Uni-Bochum put a Linux cluster with 128 AMD Athlon XP1800 + processors into operation. The computer, which costs 400,000 euros, was manufactured by the Munich-based High Performance Computing (HPC) group of the Fujitsu company.
The Linux cluster is mainly used in basic medical research to process mass spectrometry data. The researchers are currently looking for practicable methods to compare proteins from healthy and diseased organisms. The cluster should process around 100 million data records annually.