Linux Networx has launched its LS-1 and LS/X product ranges, designed to meet the needs of midrange or traditional supercomputing application users. The company claims that the LS Series combines the price of Linux clusters with the power of supercomputers.

According to Linux Networx, users need no special facilities or cluster expertise to run the systems. LS-1 Supersystems are available for early access customers today, with general availability in the first quarter of next year.

The higher-end LS/X is described as an "extreme performance Linux supercomputer" designed to run applications that demand "ultimate levels of sustained application performance".