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Windows Cluster goes after Linux heartland

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Bob Muglia, senior vice president of server and tools for Microsoft, announced the public availability of the beta version of Windows Compute Cluster 2003 at the vendor's conference in Barcelona today, saying it will take on Linux and Unix in their traditional homeland - very high-end machines and groups of machines.

 

Read more at The Register.

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Open source has had far more people working on these project for much longer.

 

It's too little too late from MS if you ask me, clusters run Linux and no one else can keep up with the open source development model, especially not when the headstart is this huge.

 

Of course, open source is easily nicked...

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Heh.. I really really shudder at the price and the (lack of) reliability of these Windows cluster.

 

Anyway, have you seen the newest top 500 Supercomputer machine list yet? Not a Windows machine in sight, while Linux takes almost 3/4 in numbers and more than 50% in power. http://www.top500.org/lists/2005/11/l/Operating_System

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