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Old 06-28-2006, 09:15 PM   #1
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Linux dominates Supercomputers Top 500

Here's the link to the article at tomshardware. I thought this quote was most interesting:

"Linux supporters know that, in terms of operating system rankings, the Top 500 list isn't even a contest any more. 391 systems on the list ran some variant of Linux, although a UNIX variant can claim #3: "ASC Purple," also from Livermore Labs. The highest-ranking supercomputer running Windows was #130, a Dell PowerEdge 1855 running a 900-processor cluster of Xeon CPUs, with a performance of 4106 GFlops/sec."
Old 06-29-2006, 01:42 PM   #2
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where the heck are the *BSDs?! Ain't they supposed to be faster?
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Good for linux, but you can still build super-cheap supercomputers by combining a bunch of G5s like they did at ranks way up there in the top 500 and there are several other similar systems on the list too.


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