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[News] GNU/Linux Growing Very Big in China (Top Server), Desktops Too

  • Subject: [News] GNU/Linux Growing Very Big in China (Top Server), Desktops Too
  • From: Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 04 Feb 2010 09:21:43 +0000
  • Followup-to: comp.os.linux.advocacy
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Chinaâs Next Supercomputer is using Linux

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| China is on its way to make a new indigenous 
| supercomputer build with custom 
| microprocessors developed at the Institute Of 
| Computing Technology. This supercomputer, the 
| petascale Dawning 6000 is a successor of the 
| current fastest supercomputer China has, the 
| Dawning 5000a. The Dawning 5000a has been 
| running on AMD powered microprocessors and 
| Windows HPC Server as itâs OS. The Dawning 
| 5000a ranks 11th in the world. Apart from 
| that, China also holds the #5 supercomputer in 
| the top 500 list.


Open source blog reloaded!

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| So yes, I believe China is serious about Linux 
| and open source (who is not nowadays?) and 
| like everywhere else, closed-source companies 
| are fighting as hard as they can to keep their 
| current business model alive, even if that 
| means allowing piracy in order not to lose 
| against Linux. 



Enter the (Big) Dragon

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| It won't come as a surprise to readers of this
| blog that China's new supercomputer will be
| running Linux - over 80% of the world's big
| machines do. What's fascinating is that this
| is being built out of that home-grown Loongson
| chip - the one that Windows doesn't run on. As
| the same article explains...


China joins supercomputer elite

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| The IBM computer is owned by the Department
| of Energy's Los Alamos National Laboratory
| in New Mexico and was the first machine to
| push through the petaflop barrier.
| It is currently able to run at 1.042 petaflops and uses the powerful
| "cell" chip designed for the PlayStation 3.

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