Linux cluster hunts for oil

by Derek Vadala

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Here is a short article about a 4,000 node Linux cluster that will replace some aging IBM iron running an application that uses seismic data to find oil and gas fields. It's sparse on details, but it's always nice to see Linux doing something high-profile and data intensive. Still, it would be nicer to see a 4,000 node cluster working on an alternative energy problem.