"In a move that shows just how far Microsoft Corp. has come, and
how pervasive open-source software is in certain areas, the
software powerhouse is, for the first time, including open-source
technology in one of its shipping products.
"Microsoft plans to include the Message Passing Interface--a
library specification for message passing proposed as a standard by
a broad-based committee of vendors, implementers and users--in its
Windows Server 2003 Compute Cluster Edition, which went to public
beta this week at the Microsoft Developers Conference here and is
on track to ship in the first half of next year..."