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[News] Linux is King of Most Efficient Big Computers (Almost Total Domination)

  • Subject: [News] Linux is King of Most Efficient Big Computers (Almost Total Domination)
  • From: Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 22 Nov 2007 05:54:12 +0000
  • Newsgroups: comp.os.linux.advocacy
  • Organization: Netscape / schestowitz.com
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IBM Blue Gene Supercomputers Top New List of Energy-Efficient Systems

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| Green500 List Awards Blue Gene 26 of the Top 27 Spots
| [...]
| The Green500 list is overseen by two professors at Virginia Tech, Kirk 
| Cameron and Wu Feng. "The Green500 List is intended to serve as a ranking of 
| the most energy-efficient supercomputers in the world and as a complementary 
| view to the Top500 List," Feng said in a press release.   
| [...]
| Linux is a registered trademark of Linus Torvalds in the United States, other 
| countries, or both. 



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.  


Open Source Software, OLPC, and the Importance of Being Green

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| I'm referring to the need for the OLPC XO laptop to be extremely efficient in 
| its power consumption. The OLPC laptop is designed to be used in places where 
| there is no reliable power grid, or, in many cases, no power grid at all. 
| This has challenged the OLPC Project is be very creative in how power is 
| generated, stored and conserved.    


Linux, Windows duke it out over energy efficiency

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| Linux appears to have an advantage at the moment: Companies are becoming 
| increasingly open to adopting the platform both in the server room and on the 
| desktop. Big-name vendors like IBM, HP, and Novell are giving the penguin a 
| push in the datacenter, framing it as a flexible and energy-efficient 
| platform. The fact that Linux offers greater virtualization opportunities 
| than Windows (a sentiment recently expressed by the VMWare CTO Mendel 
| Rosenblum) only strengthens the platform's green standing.      


GNU/Linux is the most power-efficient OS on Intel hardware

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| According to a keynote given at OSCON, Intel's PowerTOP application has 
| allowed developers to get a close-up view of what is sucking power in a 
| GNU/Linux system. Apparently they've gotten so much feedback and patches that 
| they've been able to extend battery life by an hour since the first release, 
| making GNU/Linux the best OS for power saving.    


Report: Linux, open source greener than Windows

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| A new report from the U.K. Office of Government Commerce about Open
| Source Software Trials in Government, has found that servers running
| Linux could combat the rising problem of e-waste because they last
| up to twice as long as machines running Windows.


$99 Zonbu Linux PC On Sale Today

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| We've had our hands on these super-green Linux-and-Via powered babies for a 
| little while, but now it's your turn. Even though the beta program is 
| expected to run until September, Zonbu is confident that the hardware on 1.0 
| is locked. That's why today, the company started selling the little box, but 
| will cover the first three months of software support, technically a beta 
| run, for free.     


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