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CNET News: Microsoft Creating Windows for Supercomputers

May 25, 2004, 14:30 (37 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Stephen Shankland, Ina Fried)

[ Thanks to Matt for this link. ]

"Microsoft has launched an effort to produce a version of Windows for high-performance computing, a move seen as a direct attack on a Linux stronghold.

"High-performance computing once required massive, expensive, exotic machines from companies such as Cray, but the field is being remade by the arrival of clusters of low-end machines. While the trend could be considered an opportunity for Microsoft, which has long been the leading operating-system company, Linux has actually become the favored software used on these clusters..."

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