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Large Scale System Administration of Windows NT Workshop, 1997

Systems Administration of Scientific Computing on NT

Rémy Evard & Michail Gomberg
Mathematics and Computer Science Division, Argonne National Laboratory


Traditionally, scientific computing has been performed on large and expensive UNIX-based supercomputers. The advent of high quality commodity hardware and software has the potential to decrease the cost of scientific computing and change the way in which it is performed.

We describe the Chicago Pile 6 a network of computers running Windows NT, built in order to prototype scientific computing methods in this type of environment. We discuss the administrative requirements for the system and our approaches to administering it.

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