[Gllug] Fastest computer in the world - runs Linux

salsaman at xs4all.nl salsaman at xs4all.nl
Mon Jun 20 11:26:08 UTC 2011

On Mon, June 20, 2011 13:20, Karanbir Singh wrote:
> On 06/20/2011 12:07 PM, John Hearns wrote:
>> Don't listen to the media FUD about Linux still being a niche operating
>> system.
>> As usual, the leader in the Top500 systems is running Linux.
>> Coming in at 8.16 petaflops (wow)
>> http://www.top500.org/lists/2011/06/press-release
> Very cool.
> also, the entire top10 run Linux!
> http://www.top500.org/lists/2011/06

AFAIK, the fastest computer in the world has *always* been a linux machine.

It's been several years since I last heard linux referred to as a "niche"
operating system. (at least in a derogatory sense).

Windows is OK for games and office apps, but you would have to be crazy to
use it for anything serious.


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