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Tianhe-I Supercomputer

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November 1, 2010 11:54:14 PM

The Chinese made what is for now the most powerful supercomputer and it uses Linux for it's operating system.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tianhe-I

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a b 5 Linux
November 2, 2010 12:30:05 AM

What else are they gonna run, Windows? :lol: 
a b 5 Linux
November 2, 2010 3:37:38 AM

Given that almost every computer in the TOP500 runs Linux (I think only a handful run Windows HPC) or some derivative of UNIX, this is rather unsurprising. :) 
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a b 5 Linux
November 3, 2010 3:10:48 AM

Indeed. Does M$ have a custom kernel for supercomputers?
a b 5 Linux
November 3, 2010 5:35:31 AM

If "custom" means "less gimped than the desktop kernel" then yes, they do. HPC Server (apparently) scales better when core count is in the thousands. It has a bunch of tools included that suit cluster computing as well, which are obviously not needed on desktops or most servers.
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