A supercomputer under every desk is what Mr. Gates is pushing now, even though at the moment that would be to Microsoft's disadvantage. Although under every desk may be a bit of a misnomer, the idea of a small set of powerful clustered machines able to fit in ordinary environments, such as typical office, is very feasible.

"What we see as a key trend here is that we will have supercomputers of all sizes, including ones that will cost less than $10,000 and be able to sit at your desk or in a department," Gates said.
Gates himself admitted that Linux and Unix are choice when it comes to operating extremely powerful machines, but that Microsoft of course is working to catch up. Clustered Windows servers are apparently not far off. With the increase attention towards blade PCs and VT, it's a wonder where clustering for small environments will fit in.