Supercomputer maker Cray doesn't talk much about the systems software that runs on its massively parallel, midrange, or entry HPC gear, but it probably will start doing so more because of the work it has done to make its non-standard XT boxes look a little less proprietary as far as Linux applications are concerned. The company …
"While the largest supercomputer labs have enough money and manpower to create a parallel super using schools of fish with OS/2 grafted onto their gills if they decided this was a good idea, entry and midrange HPC shops have all the same budget and skills constraints that SMBs have in the "real world" of commercial computing."
Absolutely fabulous. This is getting made into a t-shirt. Humorous and true!