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The world's fastest computers are Linux computers

Nov 29, 2008, 00:02 (4 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols)

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"Microsoft is proud that a system running Windows HPC Server 2008 took 10th place... behind nine supercomputers running Linux. Even then, this was really more of a stunt than a demonstration that the HPC Server system is ready to compete with the big boys.

"You see, there are no Microsoft programming tools to write supercomputer compatible applications. That will come years from now with Visual Studio 2010 and when Microsoft's F# is more than a research project language. In short, Windows HPC isn't ready for prime-time."

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