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____/ Matt on Wednesday 04 February 2009 00:09 : \____
Sinister Midget wrote:
On 2009-02-03, chrisv <chrisv@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx> claimed:
"All BlueGene machines run Linux..."
Too bad. They should put Visduh on it, so we could finally see Visduh
run at a decent rate.
Are you sure it has the needed horsepower?
Actually that is interesting. I wonder what compilers they use with
these (Linux) supercomputers. IME Visual C++ is far better optimized
than gcc, so it would seem to have an advantage for programs that don't
do a lot of file access (NTFS is way slow).
I don't expect Vista's cost is much of a deterrent. MS would probably
give them Windows licenses dirt cheap for the prestige of running
IBM and Microsoft? Not so likely. Marketing stunts are easier to sell to the
feeble, like Cray.