[SATLUG] Supercomputers

Bruce Dubbs bruce.dubbs at gmail.com
Wed Jun 2 12:47:36 CDT 2010


Jeremy Mann wrote:
> On Wed, Jun 2, 2010 at 6:33 AM, Borries Demeler
> <demeler at biochem.uthscsa.edu> wrote:
>> Well put! Does anyone know the percentage of supercomputers/clusters that
>> run Linux?  I would guess it would have to be above 90%.  Besides a few
>> proprietary systems that run special unix versions (I believe some NEC
>> may run a proprietary Unix, and some Cray models), there is actually a
>> Microsoft cluster environment out there, but I wonder what institution
>> actually uses that environment for real work?
> 
> 470 of the top 500 SuperComputers run Linux, 25 mostly AIX and 5 Windows HPC.

I've always wondered why anyone would want to run what is essentially a 
single user OS on a supercomputer.

   -- Bruce


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