[Beowulf] Microsoft is coming to get ya

Chris Samuel csamuel at vpac.org
Thu Oct 20 16:59:18 PDT 2005


On Thu, 20 Oct 2005 11:34 pm, Leif Nixon wrote:

> According to <http://blogs.zdnet.com/BTL/index.php?p=2042>, Steve
> Ballmer said yesterday:
>
>     I think we have four big opportunities to take business from Linux
>     and we will. [...]  High performance clusters is a thing that has been a
>     Linux stronghold.  It's about 20 percent of all Linux systems.

Hmm, anyone looked at whether M$ have been grabbing patents on HPC 
techniques ?  That seems to be their current strategy to ensure dominance..

Chris

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OpenOffice.Org 2.0 has just been released.
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