​Linux totally dominates supercomputers | ZDNet


 “All 500 of the world’s fastest supercomputers are running Linux”

Linux rules supercomputing. This day has been coming since 1998. Before Linux took the lead, Unix was supercomputing’s top operating system. Now it seems that it will take a hardware revolution, such as quantum computing, to shake Linux’s supercomputing grip. 

To this day, the Beowulf design remains a popular, inexpensive way of designing supercomputers. 102 of the Top500 are using now using GPU accelerator/co-processor technology. 


  1. Tomi Engdahl says:

    How did Linux come to dominate supercomputing?

    All 500 machines on the TOP500 supercomputer list run Linux. Here’s how the little OS that could, did.

  2. Tomi Engdahl says:

    U.S. Angles to Retake Supercomputer Lead

    The latest Top500 list of the world’s fastest supercomputers turns the spotlight on China, which overtook the United States in the total number of ranked systems and which scored the top two fastest installations on the list. Announcements from IBM, Intel, and Advanced Micro Devices, however, position the U.S. industry for a comeback. Rather than target systems that test well on the Top500’s distributed-memory version of the Linpack benchmarks (High Performance Linpack), the companies aim to render those measurements irrelevant on their way to beating China to exascale computing.



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