The Linux open-source operating system will control most segments of high- performance computing by 2004, reports Aberdeen Group, a Boston-based research firm.
The high-end of the HPC market is dominated by proprietary systems often running Unix and/or Unix cluster software from large system vendors, such as Compaq Computer Corp., Hewlett-Packard Co. and IBM Corp., Aberdeen says. It notes that more than 70% of the revenue generated from HPC sales activities comes from the high-performance mid-range and technical servers areas, where systems cost $1 million or less.
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