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[News] GNU/Linux Perfect Match for Supermachines: So Secure It Manages Nuclear Weapons

  • Subject: [News] GNU/Linux Perfect Match for Supermachines: So Secure It Manages Nuclear Weapons
  • From: Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 04 Feb 2009 03:00:07 +0000
  • Newsgroups: comp.os.linux.advocacy
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US Orders Massive Supercomputer to Manage Nuclear Stockpile

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| Sequoia will occupy 96 server racks over an area a bit larger than a tennis 
| court. IBM won't discuss the machine in detail because it is still being 
| developed, but Dave Turek, vice president of IBM's Deep Computing initiative, 
| said it will be similar in design to its predecessor, Blue Gene/P, but on a 
| much larger scale. The system will run a version of the Linux OS, use IBM's 
| embedded Power processors and have 1.6 petabytes of main memory.     


IBM's 20 petaflops supercomputer to keep tabs on US nukes

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| IBM HAS TEAMED up with the US government to try and build the most powerful, 
| most super supercomputer ever. 


Need a supercomputer? This guy builds them himself

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| For instance, his first supercomputer was built from a Linux cluster of 
| bargain 48 DEC Alpha Servers that had been discontinued, each with a single 
| 300-MHz, 64-bit AXP processor. "So I got a very good deal on them. I think 
| the list price was $6,000, and I bought them after they were end-of-lifed for 
| $800," Allen says. "The switch was a 3Com Superstack 100Mbit/sec. Ethernet 
| switch. I think it was a pair of them, each with 24 ports connected by a 
| matrix cable."      


Atomic Linux.

Market share pie:


Why is Linux THE FASTEST operating system today?

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| Now that I mentioned supercomputers at the time of this writing the worlds
| fastest supercomputer runs Linux. In fact most of them run Linux as you will
| see here in the list of the top 500 supercomputers. Out of all of the
| operating systems on these supercomputers Linux is a whopping 87.8% with
| windows only (giggle) 1% as can be seen here. The current worlds fastest
| supercomputer runs..... Redhat Linux and Fedora. The exact same ones you can
| download and install on your personal computer.


Linux shows staying power on Top500

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| The latest list indicates growing Linux dominance. Linux is used in the top
| nine supercomputer systems in the world. When considered as the primary OS or
| part of a mixed-OS supersystem, Linux is now present in 469 of the
| supercomputer sites, 93.8% of the Top500 list.

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