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Supercomputing cluster maker Appro is looking to midrange HPC shops for some new business in this tough economy. Just like rival Cray started doing last year. Today, Appro launched a blade-style cluster server called GreenBlade that the company hopes will steal some thunder - and some business - from Cray's new entry CX1 Windows …

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Cray CX1 details

Contrary to the claims of the article, the CX1 does support Linux. Additionally, the Cray CX1 is office-friendly -- it runs on office standard power, and offer noise suppression and reduction. The Appro box doesn't appear to offer either of these features.

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Cray X1 and Linux

Remember this text from your previous article on CX1:

"[T]echnically speaking, the CX1 minisuper is certified to run Red Hat's Enterprise Linux 5 and can certainly run Novell's SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10"

So, CX1 *is* certified to run Linux.

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Cray CX1's available with Windows or Linux

Clarification: Article says Cray CX1 comes with only Windows, but it's been available from the start with either Windows or Red Hat Linux.

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