[Beowulf] IBM terminates Blue Waters contract

Christopher Samuel samuel at unimelb.edu.au
Mon Aug 8 18:45:38 PDT 2011


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NCSA is now looking for a new hardware supplier..

http://www.ncsa.illinois.edu/BlueWaters/system.html

# Effective August 6, 2011, IBM terminated its contract
# with the University of Illinois to provide the supercomputer
# for the National Center for Supercomputing Applications'
# Blue Waters project.

More info at El Reg:

http://www.theregister.co.uk/2011/08/08/ibm_kills_blue_waters_super/

# To date, IBM had shipped three racks of the Blue Waters
# supers to NCSA, and these will be returned. IBM has to
# give back $30m to NCSA.

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    Christopher Samuel - Senior Systems Administrator
 VLSCI - Victorian Life Sciences Computation Initiative
 Email: samuel at unimelb.edu.au Phone: +61 (0)3 903 55545
         http://www.vlsci.unimelb.edu.au/

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