US nuke boffinry to be powered by Facebook-inspired Linux servers

Last updated on September 8th, 2018

Linux clusters built from Facebook’s blueprints will help crunch numbers for the US government’s hydrogen bomb scientists.  The computer system, dubbed the Tundra Extreme Scale series, will cost $39m, and at its peak perform between seven and nine thousand trillion math calculations per second – that’s seven to nine petaflops.

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