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All of the Top 500 Supercomputers Now Run Linux

Category: Science & Technology
Posted: 10:18AM

While it might not be a common operating system among consumers, Linux now dominates among supercomputers. All of those on the TOP500 list of the world's fastest supercomputers use the open-source operating system, and it is that open-source nature that has helped it achieve this milestone. Many supercomputers today are built for specific tasks, and to get the most out of them, customized operating systems are desired. Instead of developing a new OS from scratch, the open-source code of Linux allows the optimizations to be developed and put in place at much lower cost.

Source: ZDNet

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road-runner on November 16, 2017 20:25

I can see where they would almost have to, windows updates, viruses, trojans, malware, and the price nothing would every get done...

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