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____/ Weland on Tuesday 15 Nov 2011 12:38 : \____
> On 2011-11-15, Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>> Where Linux crushes Windows like a bug: Supercomputers
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>>| The faster a computer goes, the more likely is to have Linux at its heart.
>>| The most recent Top500 list of supercomputers shows that, if anything, Linux
>>| is becoming even more popular at computing?s high end.
>>| In the latest Top500 Supercomputer list, you?ll find when you dig into the
>>| supercomputer statistics that Linux runs 457 of the world?s fastest
>>| computers. That?s 91.4%. Linux is followed by Unix, with 30 or 6%; mixed
>>| operating systems with 11 supercomputers, 2.2%. In the back of the line,
>>| you?ll find OpenSolaris and BSD with 1 computer and?oh me, oh my?Windows
>>| also with just 1 supercomputer to its credit. That?s a drop from 4 in the
>>| last supercomputer round up in June.
> I'm not surprised. I used to work in this field; half of the tools we used
> either didn't have a Windows version at all, or they did but we couldn't be
> bothered to deal with compiling them. The other half (dreaded Matlab included)
> had a Windows version but it was simply wasn't worth the effort.
Matlab is proprietary, but it works reasonably well on Ubuntu and Fedora. The
computational servers run it well. The Windows version if for people who
are usually poor scientists who never grew out of Windows (since primary school).
~~ Best of wishes
Dr. Roy S. Schestowitz, Research Fellow
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