Power saving - another case for open source

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| I can see how to do this with Linux and other open source OSs. Indeed, Linux
| in particular has a great tradition of encouraging innovation in the lower
| levels of the system. People do this a lot.


When OS X and Windows run today's supercomputers, then it'll be "innovation"
and "energy efficient". For the time being, in 90% of the cases it's Linux.

Penguin Computing to Offer Splunk-Powered Enhanced Support Offerings and Resell
Splunk to Broaden Customer Application Capabilities

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| Penguin Computing, a leading provider of Linux solutions, and Splunk, the IT
| Search company have entered an agreement allowing Penguin Computing to use
| Splunk in their enhanced support offerings, and to resell Splunk in North
| America.



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. * * *