Appro Reveals New Xtreme-X Supercomputer Series

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| Appro’s Xtreme-X Services will support Linux operating environments...

No mentioning of Windows. It's just such a minuscule thing in terms of market
share, so it's ignored. The shoe is on the other foot.

Power Systems Division: A New Unit, i5/OS and iCluster Included

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| The next layer up in the pyramid is the operating systems that run on Power,
| which today include i5/OS, AIX, and Linux, and perhaps someday soon, a
| Power-variant of the open source Solaris Unix operating system.

A lot of heavy lifting moves to the servers and supercomputer with
virtualisation (see link at the very bottom). It's part of the end of a 'fat'

'Visionary' Gates thought (maybe still thinks) that people will have
supercomputers on their desks, but then again, he also thinks that all people
are very wealthy and will spend $5000-10,000 on a PC as big as a table.


Top 500 Supers: Moore's Law Is Alive and Well

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| There are two Windows-based clusters, and 42 machines that run a mix
| of operating systems--and one of those operating systems in the mix is
| always a Linux and the other is a variant of Unix. If you want to be
| fair, Linux is represented on 86 percent of the machines...

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| Traditionally, the company has performed this analysis on standard
| desktop computers; however, the need for higher fidelity models
| and simulations, coupled with the need to complete jobs faster,
| necessitated an investment in a Linux supercomputer.