Nine Out of Ten Fastest Supercomputers Run on Open Source

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BAMT

But first we need Trinity to crack SSH2 so we can get the root password (or change it).

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deadsolid

Big Red at IU runs Red Hat Linux. 

 

Edit: http://rc.uits.iu.edu/kb/index.php?kbID=aueo

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Grapeman

"Did the machine just become sentient?" "OH MY GOD!!!...... Wait!!! Cannot find boot device... we're saved!!"

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gendoikari1

"It became sentient! We're all gonna--kernel panic! Hooray!" 

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dc10ten

but if you are in the business world.

dont you typically pay for some kind of support anyway? 

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nadako

I bet none of them run MAC lol!! Oh and linux is free and it doesnt come installed with useless software and is great for writing programs on. Plus they wont have to worry about licence agreements.

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gendoikari1

Except stuff like Red Hat, which the Jaguar is running, still requires money (1 year of basic support for RHEL is $349, and a special case like this probably costs in the several thousands).

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WindowsXP

Rest assured, as soon as one of these supercomputers develops sentience
and proceeds to wipe out humanity, odds are it will be running on open
source. There will be no blue screen to save mankind.

 Hehe. That was clever. Besides playing Crysis (or whatever benchmark game we have now), I wonder how fast Jaguar can pump out results in Folding@Home. 

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compro01

Jaguar would run about as fast as 1/3 of the current F@H cluster.

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CleverBullet

Why does the department of energy need this powerful of a supercomputer?

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szore

to run simulations of sub atomic reactions, but thats just a guess.

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CleverBullet

meh, seems odd because the DoE was started to lower our dependence on foreign oil

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Dwood15

In the event of Linux becoming sentient, use sudo to make a bunch of them on our side. 

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DBsantos77

 Just great. Now Linux is evil. FFS.

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nekollx

Optimus Christ Save us!

He died for our sins you know. 

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