Windows for Supercomputers?

By Julio Franco
May 24, 2004
  1. Microsoft has announced that it will form a new "High Performance Computing team" that will dedicate efforts to produce a version of the Windows OS for high-performance computing, a move that is seen as a way to prevent further ramifications of Linux in the business and servers market.

    For now, Linux has the upper hand, owing to its affinity with Unix--the OS environment the high-performance crowd is most comfortable with--and the open-source model, which lets users turn directly to source code for answers to problems. But a Microsoft product would theoretically integrate better with Windows desktop machines, and if the company can serve up an impressive offering, Linux could be in for a tussle.
  2. MrGaribaldi

    MrGaribaldi TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 2,512

    That might actually be interesting.

    They'd have to make it pretty bloat-free, which might mean we'll be able to get a decent windows version in the future (and not something as bloated as WinXP)..

    But they've really got their work cut out for them to make an OS that is as customizable as Unix/linux, is as modular and isn't kept together by security holes (or as MS calls them "features")...
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