The new version of Top 500 supercomputers has emerged. It shows the rapid rise of Chinese machines and the lag of the United States, but it also pleases all linux entusiasts: Linux runs on all five hundred of the world's fastest computers.
Linux rules supercomputers. The regular half-year edition of the Top 500 has brought Linux's final victory in this area. While the last two supercomputers with IBM AIX were left a year ago, Linux is now installed on all five hundred of the fastest machines.
It was waiting for almost twenty years, for the first time Linux was in the rankings in 1998. But when the ranking was first released in 1993, Linux was just a toy. It did not even have a Tux Mascot, Tux was drawn three years later. Not long after, however, Linux began to push its roots and began to roll up the supercomputer rankings.
The new ranking also showed a very rapid increase in the number of Chinese supercomputers, the number of which even surpassed machines from the United States for the first time. While China has 202 charts, only 143 countries have won. A year ago, however, the situation was still reversed: the US 169 and China 160.
The US Department of Energy has already launched a large grant program to support the construction of new supercomputer exascals. Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols sighed at ZDNet: But with the anti-science ruling regime, America will lose its technological advancement.
Most supercomputers today are made up of a large network of smaller nodes composed of common computers. The first such supercomputer was in 1993 Beowulf built in NASA. Since the developers did not have the budget to acquire a traditional supercomputer, they built it from 16 common PCs with a 486 DX4 processor. Up to now, 437 of the 500 largest supercomputers in the world are built.
Linux was ranked five years later when Unix reigned between supercomputers. But Linux quickly picked up and grew steadily on the ladder. He became dominant in 2004 and has not left his position ever since. According to Linux Foundation, there are two factors behind this: on the one hand, it is the ability to customize the operating system to a particular application, because each supercomputer is a unique machine with a dedicated designation. The second factor is the price that does not matter the amount of installation - Linux at twenty nodes will cost you as much as twenty thousand knots.
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