Most popular Linux among supercomputers

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  1. mack_guy911

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  2. quintile

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    That's Interesting, Mac... :)

    Thanks for the links!
     
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  3. Judge Dee

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    Actually, it is interesting.
    Bill Pulleyblank of IBM Research attributed this fact to Linux being open source. Is there more to it than that, or is that reason enough?
     
  4. Mrkvonic

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    I also think it's scalability and performance.
    Mrk
     
  5. Judge Dee

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    Makes sense.
    Had to look up scalability, btw. :)
     
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    Microsoft even admits that it hasn't done much on supercomputers. Steve Ballmer said he wants to break into the supercomputer market, so he is having certain versions of Windows redesigned for supercomputers.

    However, without Windows being open-source and since it's licensed under draconian licenses, it's hard to see how the academic community will embrace it.
     
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