SHELL AND IBM TO BUILD WORLD'S LARGEST LINUX SUPERCOMPUTER Thursday 14 December 2000 PDF Print ..1024 IBM Linux Servers to Analyse Shell Exploration Data.. Shell International Exploration & Production B.V. and IBM today announced that they will work together to develop and deploy the world's largest Linux supercomputer. The supercomputer will comprise 1024 IBM xSeries servers, packaged in 32 racks, all running Linux. Shell will use this supercomputer to run Seismic and other geophysical applications as a key part of its exploration initiatives. Data collected in Shell exploration surveys, will be fed into the supercomputer. The supercomputer will facilitate massive analytical and calculation capabilities in researching the data. "The fact that Shell has decided to run these applications on an IBM Linux supercomputer demonstrates that Linux is coming of age," said Irving Wladawsky Berger IBM Vice President of Technology and Strategy. "It shows that Linux can scale to meet the high-workload demands of even the most progressive supercomputing tasks." Notes to editor: About IBM IBM is the world's largest information technology company, with 80 years of leadership in helping businesses innovate. Drawing on resources from across IBM and key Business Partners, IBM offers a wide range of services, solutions and technologies that enable customers, large and small, to take full advantage of the new era of e-business. The fastest way to get more information about IBM is through the IBM home page at http://www.ibm.com About IBM PSG A pioneer in the design and manufacture of cutting-edge personal computing solutions since 1981, IBM's Personal Systems Group (PSG) offers a comprehensive family of products for optimised performance in a networked world. These range from compact Work Pads and award winning ThinkPad mobiles to powerful IntelliStation workstations, IBM eServer xSeries and the sleek NetVista line of next generation desktops and thin clients. All incorporate innovative IBM design features and is backed by the company's unsurpassed worldwide customer support and service networks. This press release was distributed by ResponseSource Press Release Wire on behalf of Pleon in the following categories: Consumer Technology, Personal Finance, Business & Finance, Computing & Telecoms, for more information visit https://pressreleasewire.responsesource.com/about.