It's Official: All of the World's Top 500 Supercomputers Now Powered by Linux

Believe it or not, Linux is dominating all of world’s top 500 supercomputers as of November 2017, according to the Top500.org website, which maintains an up-to-date list of these supercomputers.

This year marks the 24th anniversary of Top500 (www.top500.org), the website that compiles and releases a list with up-to-date information on world’s top 500 supercomputers. The list is released every June and November, and it became the standard for measuring high-performance computing (HPC).

And this November, however, something amazing happened, but somehow expected. According to the Top500’s November list, it looks like all of the top 500 supercomputers are running a Linux-based operating system. In other words, Linux dominates all 500 of the world’s top 500 supercomputers, and that’s a great accomplishment.

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