"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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