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[News] Supercomputers Are 'All Linux' (de Facto), Windows Like 'Only 2%'

[Role reversal.]

Tux fuels the HPC market

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| ..very year, since then, Linux, open source compilers and tools have been 
| increasing their share in this space due to their commodity nature, lower 
| cost factor and reasonable performance.  
| 
| “Linux as server OS technology fits in very well with the HPC segment. 
| Overwhelmingly the majority of today’s HPC clusters are based on Linux. Some 
| of the key benefits which are driving this adoption are high performance, 
| scalability, flexibility, affordability and of course, an increasing 
| ecosystem of hardware and software vendors supporting Linux for the HPC 
| market,” explained Nandu Pradhan, President and Managing Director, Red Hat 
| India.      
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http://www.prdomain.com/companies/I/IBM/newsreleases/200831154073.htm


Related:

Linux in more than 90% of top supercomputers

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| Other operating systems, such as AIX (4.8%), Solaris (0.4%) and Mac OS X 
| (0.4%) make the list, but Linux is alone at the top, where it is used in 459 
| systems or 91.8% of the top supercomputer systems.  
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http://blogs.the451group.com/opensource/2007/11/15/linux-in-more-than-90-of-top-supercomputers/
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