Posts Tagged “supercomputers”:

Linux dominates supercomputing

When Jim Zemlin, Executive Director of the Linux Foundation, in his keynote speech at the Open Source Summit[^1] said that **"2017 is the year of the Linux desktop"** it did not really bring cheer on faces. We all know Linux is lagging far behind in desktop computing. In fact, it... [Read More]

Linux and supercomputers :-)

Whenever I am asked whether Linux is trustworthy or not for critical applications I cite statistics from That's a list of the top 500 commercial supercomputers that are known. Every six months the list is updated and the Linux share of supercomputers keeps growing. I recall that during the... [Read More]’s supercomputers list for June 2013 is out

China wins again with it’s Tianhe-2 supercomputer. According to a [BBC article](, this came as a surprise as the machine was not supposed to be ready by 2015. Anyway, what brings smile on my face is that the beast runs [Kylin OS](, a version of Linux developed by the National... [Read More]