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Linux Still Tops in Supercomputers

Nov 26, 2008, 13:03 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Jay Lyman)

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" I thought it was incredibly significant to see Linux with as much if not more dominance as Microsoft in a market. The fact that it’s the high end of high-performance computing (HPC) only increases the significance, in my opinion, since it is generally a harbinger of things to come in more mainstream enterprise IT. So, is it that time of year again? You bet.

"The latest list continues Linux dominance. Linux is used in the top nine supercomputer systems in the world. In fact, Linux is the only operating system that managed gains in the November 2008 list. A year ago, Linux was the OS for 84.6% of the top supercomputers. In November 2008, the open source OS was used in 87.8% of the systems."

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