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The plain vanilla server racket may have struggled in the first quarter, but sales of machinery aimed at high performance computing workloads -both traditional simulation workloads and new-fangled "Big Data" jobs - bucked the downward trends in the first quarter, according to the latest research from IDC. And, not even remotely …

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Re: Commodity systems demand a strong, free OS

Same feeling here but more and more of those machines are able to run Windows software too, under Linux I would suppose.

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JLH

Re: Commodity systems demand a strong, free OS

95% of Top 500 systems run Linux int he list announced at ISC.

I Agree with you though - SGI UV 2000 for instance can run Windows.

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@Eadon

No obvioulsy no sod all about HPC, as they are almost all running Linux all ready.

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Re: @Eadon

Lets hope. HP-UX is garbage and won't even run on a cpu anybody would want to buy these days.

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Pint

"I" seems to stay

for "Intel" in "ISC13".

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Trollface

wtf

And here I thought the boost was due to Itanium sales but no mention in the article.

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