University of Florida buys mainframe for grid computing platform

ZDNet |UK| – News – Story – IBM sells mainframe for grid research:
“The university has created software that lets actual grids be carved up into private ones for individual users or specific applications. The researchers are using the z800 with z/VM and Linux and the cluster of Intel servers running VMware’s virtualisation software for Linux. In addition to developing grid virtualisation, the systems will be used for nanotechnology and computer science research.

The National Science Foundation funded the purchase of the z800, which was sold by Cornerstone Systems. The University of Florida also bought an Enterprise Storage Server “Shark” system with 3.36 terabytes of capacity.”

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