Thursday Nov 27, 2008

OpenSolaris on HPC top 500

It's no doubt that Linux is strong in High performance computing. One of the reasons of that fact is because of the open source nature of Linux. Without OSS, it's hard to imagine nowadays development of HPC. So, you may ask "what about OpenSolaris in HPC? Ain't it an OSS too?" OK, here you go, JAXA, the first OpenSolaris site in HPC top 500 sites. This site appeared on the HPC top 500 list just announced this month. It's the first time I saw OpenSolaris on this list. The rank is 221, not bad. The system is built on Fujitsu server powered by quadcore SPARC64 VII.


Considering the huge share of Sun's Lustre file system in HPC Top 100(7 of top 10 systems use Lustre), I believe we will see more HPC sites install OpenSolaris.


BTW, JAXA is not a cousin of Java. It stands for Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency.

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