Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 16th Apr 2009 19:54 UTC
General Unix Even though the old-world UNIX operating systems, like IRIX and HP-UX, have been steadily losing ground to Linux for a long time now, they do still get updated and improved. HP-UX 11i v3 is supposed to get update 4 tomorrow, with a host of new features that won't excite you if you're used to Linux, but they're still pretty useful for HP-UX users.
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Delgarde
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2008-08-19

Yes, Linux is frequently used on supercomputers, because it's free and there is source code available so it can be modified to work with custom machines. What's your point?


His point was in reply to the person questioning whether Linux scaled to the kind of hardware HP-UX runs on. The answer being a very definite *yes*.

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dvzt Member since:
2008-10-23

"Yes, Linux is frequently used on supercomputers, because it's free and there is source code available so it can be modified to work with custom machines. What's your point?


His point was in reply to the person questioning whether Linux scaled to the kind of hardware HP-UX runs on. The answer being a very definite *yes*.
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The answer is most likely no. Not to repeat myself again I'll insert link: http://www.osnews.com/thread?354393
Btw it that graph there were also Windows, does that mean Windows scale great too?

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tylerdurden Member since:
2009-03-17

SGI Altix have scaled linux to over 1024 cores, single image system.

Columbia alone is running linux through 14K cores. In partitions of 512 processors per image.

http://www.nas.nasa.gov/Resources/Systems/columbia.html

That is pretty damn scalable if you ask me.

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