February 19th, 2006, 02:35 PM
Why 7 of 10 Super Computers in the World run Linux
February 19th, 2006, 03:16 PM
Gotta love the disclaimer
This brief opinion piece should not be construed as factual information
, and only contains the opinions and personal experiences of the author at the time of publication. Reallylinux.com could not find information in this article that at the time of publication was inaccurate...
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February 19th, 2006, 05:22 PM
They were trying to be more Microsoft like. "Get the facts.... These facts were accurate when we paid these people to commission this paper"... lol.
February 20th, 2006, 07:30 AM
I am wondering:
Does his machine calculate pi to one million digits faster when booted with
The Intel processor I'm using is able to calculate the SuperPI number crunching
benchmark to one million digits in about 100 seconds. It takes my Pentium 4 system
less than two minutes to figure out this benchmark, and the Pentium 4 is notoriously
bad at FPU calculations.
a linux system than when booted with a windows system, given the "same amount
of background load like services etc." ?
This is the question people using super computers really are worried about.
Super computer nodes often do not even have a dvd drive ... the two main
reasons, in my opinion as a (former) user and evaluator of super computers,
why linux is often used, are
a) administrators/builders, in particular in the scientific environment, are used to
linux (maintenance, writing drivers, ...)
b) the field of batch-queueing systems is much more mature in the linux world
( because of a)? )
If the only tool you have is a hammer, you tend to see every problem as a nail.
(Abraham Maslow, Psychologist, 1908-70)
February 20th, 2006, 12:07 PM
The funny thing is, what the author is ranting about isn't necessarily an OS bug. See The dangers of sleeping on a UI thread -- 'Your non-responsive hidden window has just created a "Windows seems to hang for a few seconds at random intervals" bug.'
February 21st, 2006, 03:38 PM
Microsoft is getting ready to release it's cumputing cluster OS. Stay tuned....
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