Canada wins the great co-ed cluster challenge

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| The teams - University of Colorado (Aspen Systems), Indiana University
| (Apple), University of Alberta (SGI), Purdue University (HP), National Tsing
| Hua University (Taiwan) (ASUS), and Stony Brook University (Dell) - came up
| with somewhat similar designs. For example, five of the teams crafted boxes
| with Xeon chips and five ran versions of the Linux operating system.
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http://www.theregister.co.uk/2007/11..._alberta_wins/


Yesterday:

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/opensou...upercomputers/
http://tinyurl.com/2rponk


Related:

Linux gains despite and because of Microsoft

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| Despite the heightened competition over the last two quarters from
| Microsoft-Novell and a move by Oracle to undercut Red Hat on the cost of Red
| Hat Linux support service, Red Hat has reported double-digit growth in
| revenue and an increase in profit.
|
| “The success of Red Hat has been able to validate the future potential for
| open source software,” Szulik says.
|
| Emerging countries are also lucrative markets for Linux, says IDC’s Gillen,
| because there isn’t as much of the legacy Windows technology to have to
| displace.
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http://www.linuxworld.com/news/2007/...ns.html?page=3