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Linux powers the fastest computers on the planet

Nov 17, 2009, 20:03 (5 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols)

[ Thanks to Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols for this link. ]

"To be exact, 391 are running their own house-brand of Linux. 62 are running one version or another of Novell's SUSE Linux, including such variants as UNICOS/lc and CNL (Compute Node Linux). Red Hat and its relatives, including CentOS, comes in second with 16 supercomputers.

"As for the non-Linux members of the fastest computer club, IBM's AIX Unix, with 22 computers, is the only serious competitor. Microsoft and Sun, with Windows HPC 2008 and OpenSolaris are barely in the running with 5 supercomputers for Windows and a mere pair for OpenSolaris."

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