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November 14, 2011
by sjvn01
Comments Off on Where Linux crushes Windows like a bug: Supercomputers

Where Linux crushes Windows like a bug: Supercomputers

The faster a computer goes, the more likely is to have Linux at its heart. The most recent Top500 list of supercomputers shows that, if anything, Linux is becoming even more popular at computing’s high end. In the latest Top500 … Continue reading

January 13, 2011
by sjvn01
Comments Off on I, for one, welcome our Linux Penguin, Jeopardy Overlords

I, for one, welcome our Linux Penguin, Jeopardy Overlords

“I’ll take evil, science-fiction computers for $2,000,” Alex. OK, we’re not quite there yet, but in the early going, IBM’s Watson supercomputer beat Jeopardy super-champions Ken Jennings and Brad Rutter in a practice round. And, what is Watson running? Linux, … Continue reading