A project at Cornell University has linked a cluster of 256 Intel Pentium III microprocessors together to act as a supercomputer, the largest "tightly-coupled" system of its kind so far, using the largest hardware switch ever assembled and new control software written at Cornell. Most importantly, it may be the most cost-effective supercomputer around. Since the system is built entirely with off-the-shelf components, such a cluster could easily be built almost anywhere and used for many scientific and business applications, Cornell experts say.
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