Of course it runs ... pkgsrc - NASA's Pleiades Supercomputer
flew by on twitter, thanks to imil:
NASA uses pkgsrc on their Pleiades supercomputer.
the NASA page,
``Pleiades, one of the world's most powerful supercomputers, represents NASA's state-of-the-art technology for meeting the agency's supercomputing requirements, enabling NASA scientists and engineers to conduct modeling and simulation for NASA missions. This distributed-memory SGI ICE cluster is connected with InfiniBand in a dual-plane hypercube technology.
The system contains the following types of Intel Xeon processors: E5-2680v3 (Haswell), E5-2680v2 (Ivy Bridge), E5-2670 (Sandy Bridge), and X5670 (Westmere). Pleiades is named after the astronomical open star cluster of the same name. ''
The system architecture consists of 163 racks of machines
from SGI (still alive!) with Suse Linux as their operating system. Check
for all the juicy details!
More information on
Using Software in the NetBSD Packages Collection (pkgsrc)
is available from the NASA Knowledge base.
And you'd think NASA using NetBSD would be the last
cool thing they do. :-)
[Tags: nasa, pkgsrc, pleiades]