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Dell wins Buffalo supercomputer deal

State University of New York in Buffalo, N.Y., has added a second supercomputer cluster based on Dell Computer systems, the technology company announced Wednesday at the SC2002 supercomputing trade show in Baltimore. The new system, to be used for modeling contaminant spread in the Great Lakes and other research tasks, uses 300 PowerEdge 2650 servers with dual Xeon processors, Red Hat Linux and a Myricom network. It has a list price of about $3 million.

The new system joins a 2,000-computer Dell system announced in September at the university. The 300-node system ranked at No. 25 on the November 2002 version of the Top500 list of the world's fastest supercomputers. Dell increased its presence on the list from three systems in June 2002 to eight in November.