IDG.net: Linux Upsets Unix home
Feb 07, 2003, 20:30 (14 Talkback[s])
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"Linux clusters born in the world of academia are sprouting legs
and appear ready to march right into the enterprise, despite the
growing pains facing the emerging technology.
"Numerous universities, government labs, and researchers are
linking hundreds of Linux servers in the hopes of reducing costs
associated with high-performance computing tasks and the expensive
servers that often go with them.
"Although Linux does not scale well for all jobs, those tasks
that can be divvied up into small pieces work well on these Beowulf