20 years of Top500.org Supercomputer Data Links Linux With Advances in Computing Performance
This year marks the 20th anniversary of the Top500 list of the world’s fastest supercomputers. The Top500 (www.top500.org), compiled and released each June and November, has become the common yardstick by which researchers in the field of high-performance computing measure the best of the best. And so, twice a year, the Linux community takes great pride in tallying the number of Linux machines on the Top500 list. At last count, all of the top 10 computers and 476 of the total list ran the Linux operating system. After first appearing on the list in 1998, Linux has consistently dominated the top 10 over the past decade and has comprised more than 90 percent of the list since June 2010. This alone is a great accomplishment, but it’s not the whole story.
About the Authors
Libby Clark is a Digital Content Editor at The Linux Foundation.
Brian Warner is a Senior Client Services Manager at The Linux Foundation.