Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 12th Jun 2006 13:43 UTC, submitted by Neal Freemen
Windows Microsoft has taken another step in its effort to bring Windows in the world of supercomputing, having finished development of its computer cluster operating system. It has finalized the code for Windows Compute Cluster Server 2003, which is designed to allow multiple servers to work together to handle high-performance computing (HPC) tasks. Such work, long handled by systems from SGI and Cray, has increasingly been tackled by Linux clusters, though Microsoft has been planning its entry for some time.
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RE[5]: Not gonna work.
by billnvd on Tue 13th Jun 2006 00:18 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: Not gonna work."
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But still, if I'd want to administrate my Linux server graphically, I could always install X, start it and remotely launch any GUI tool which is on the server and have it displayed on my client machine. But this is _optional_, and I can turn the whole GUI functionally on and off whenever I want, minimizing resource usage

Actually, the server itself does not need X, XDM or anything else installed or running. If you install any X app on the server you can log in via ssh from a system running an X server, launch the app on the server and display it on the client. The X display system does not require any local X components to do this. The X app(running on the server) just needs an X server somewhere to display to. That can be local or remote.

This method is also somewhat like a thin client setup, with the exception that the client does not boot from the server. A thin client server only needs to run XDM or equivilant.

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