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Microsoft breaks petaflop barrier, loses Top 500 spot to Linux

Microsoft says a Windows-based supercomputer has broken the petaflop speed barrier, but the achievement is not being recognized by the group that tracks the world’s fastest supercomputers, because the same machine was able to achieve higher speeds using Linux.

It’s an interesting story that demonstrates Microsoft’s improving ability to run high-performance applications, while also giving Linux fans reason to smile…

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