Wu Feng is not prone to the hyperbole characteristic of the high-performance computing world. Far from it. The architect of the 240-node “Green Destiny” bladed Beowulf cluster at Los Alamos National Laboratory is downright modest when he describes the compact, low-power system: “When you buy a traditional supercomputer, what you’re buying is like a Formula One racecar, but what you’re getting with our stuff is a Toyota Camry. You can get pretty fast in a Toyota Camry, but what’s its biggest selling point? It’s reliability; it’s not the top speed.”

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