This is an archived page of the 2002 conference


Linux Clusters: The HPC Revolution 2002 was sponsored in part by the following institutions:

National Computational Science Alliance  

The National Computational Science Alliance (Alliance) is a partnership to prototype an advanced computational infrastructure for the 21st century that includes more than 50 academic, government, and industry research partners. The NSF Partnerships for Advanced Computational Infrastructure (PACI) program funds the Alliance.


IBM strives to lead in the creation, development and manufacture of the industry's most advanced information technologies, including computer systems, software, networking systems, storage devices and microelectronics. IBM translates these advanced technologies into value for its customers through professional solutions and services businesses worldwide.

Intel Corporation

Intel, the world's largest chip maker, is also a leading manufacturer of computer, networking and communications products. Additional information about Intel is available at

Myricom, Inc.

Myricom, Inc. develops, produces, and sells Myrinet interface and switch components, and associated software. Myricom is the market leader in networking components specialized for high-performance and high-availability clusters.

Sandia National Laboratories

Sandia is a multiprogram laboratory operated by Sandia Corporation, a Lockheed Martin Company, for the United States Department of Energy's National Nuclear Security Administration. With main facilities in Albuquerque, N.M., and Livermore, Calif., Sandia has major research and development responsibilities in national security, energy and environmental technologies, and economic competitiveness.


For over a decade HPCwire, the worldwide electronic publication of record for all aspects of the (H)igh (P)erformance (C)omputing industry, continues to keep it's readers at the leading edge of HPC news and information. HPCwire continues to be devoted primarily to ongoing developments across the entire spectrum of computationally-intensive hardware, software and integrated systems technology.HPCwire's "72 HOURS IN THE NEWS", premiering May 24, 2002, will provide readers with daily HPC news. In an exclusive arrangement with one of the world's largest news agencies, 20,000 services are searched for HPC related news and information and used to update HPCwire's "72 HOURS IN THE NEWS" section on the Web,


With backing from one of Europe's largest technology companies, Alenia Spazio, a Finmeccanica Company, and the ability to form truly successful partnerships, Quadrics is playing a pivotal role in shaping the future of High Performance Computing. High Performance Computing technology has traditionally been used to solve complex physical computations such as those involved in weather prediction, aerospace design and oil and gas exploration. At the same time microprocessors, driven by volume economics, continue to become more and more competitive. It is now possible to combine these components into larger systems that make supercomputing performance accessible to a wider community of users. As a result, High Performance Computing now extends to commercial enterprises, such as the communication, media and finance sectors where performance and reliability are at a premium.