All 500 of the world’s top supercomputers run Linux

The latest Top 500 list of supercomputers has been released, and all of the world’s fastest supercomputers run Linux, reported ZDNet.

Previously, there were two exceptions on the list – Chinese IBM POWER computers which ran AIX.

They are no longer on the list as of November 2017.

The list was first compiled in 1993, two years after the 0.0.1 release of Linux in 1991.

Linux first appeared on the list in 1998, and by 2004 Linux had taken the lead as the favoured operating system in supercomputing.

The latest version of Linux lets supercomputers use Heterogeneous Memory Management, which enables graphics processors and CPUs to access a process’s shared address space.

According to ZDNet, 102 of the Top 500 machines use GPU accelerator/coprocessor technology, which means Linux will allow them to perform better.

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