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SJ Mercury: Plugged In: Linux Showing Up In Supercomputers

Apr 19, 1999, 12:38 (0 Talkback[s])

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"Several high-performance computing centers, universities and government laboratories are also looking at Linux, inspired by its low cost, its development model of sharing software code and its closeness to Unix, the operating system typically preferred by engineers and serious computer designers."

"Some of the supercomputing research community would like to start moving to Linux," said Irving Wladawsky-Berger, the general manager of IBM's Internet division and former head of the computer giant's supercomputing business. "In the high-end supercomputing world, everyone is a small community and that model (of open source software) is very appealing."

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"While Linux is not yet running any of the ultrafast, teraflop-level machines, it is now being used by a few supercomputing centers in so-called clusters or superclusters."

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