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As 2017 comes to a close, the open source community is looking forward to a new year of Linux Foundation events.

This Week in Open Source: Linux Foundation Events in 2018, How Linux Came to Dominate Supercomputers & More

This past week in open source, the 2018 Linux Foundation Events list is live, how Linux wound up dominating the TOP500 list, and more! Read on to stay in the know.  1) Adrian Bridgwater breaks down what's coming up in 2018 for Linux Foundation events. Linux Foundation 2018 Events List-...
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2017: A Year of Highs and Lows for Linux and Open Source

Jack Wallen takes a look into the wayback machine to view some of the highlights open source and Linux enjoyed throughout 2017. Ah, 2017, it was a good year for Linux—one that continued the solidification of the open source platform on so many levels. From the consumer mobile space to...
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Linux has risen high above the rest when it comes to powering supercomupters in 2017.

This Week in Open Source: Linux Demonstrates Superpowers With Supercomputer Domination & More

This week in open source/Linux news, Linux not powers the vast majority of the world's supercomputers, Hyperledger is set apart from hype, and more.  1) All 500 of the fastest computers on the planet are running Linux. Linux Totally Dominates Supercomputers- ZDNet 2) Executive Director of...
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​Linux Totally Dominates Supercomputers

Linux rules supercomputing. This day has been coming since 1998, when Linux first appeared on the TOP500 Supercomputer list. Today it finally happened: All 500 of the world's fastest supercomputers are running Linux. The last two non-Linux systems, a pair of Chinese IBM POWER computers running AIX...
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How AMD Wants to Provide ‘Supercomputing for All’

At the SC17 supercomputing conference in Denver Nov. 13, AMD and some of its ecosystem partners announced the availability of a suite of new, high-performance systems powered by AMD EPYC CPUs (central processing units) and AMD Radeon Instinct GPUs (graphics processing units) to accelerate the use...
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China Pulls Ahead of U.S. in Latest TOP500 List

The fiftieth TOP500 list of the fastest supercomputers in the world has China overtaking the US in the total number of ranked systems by a margin of 202 to 143. It is the largest number of supercomputers China has ever claimed on the TOP500 ranking, with the US presence shrinking to its lowest...
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How to Measure HPC

Measuring high performance computing can be very powerful for the businesses that rely on it and the end users that directly employ it. Based on NAG’s experience helping organizations with HPC measurement, we have put together this overview of the subject for TOP500 News. Measuring usage and costs...
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Intel Takes First Steps To Universal Quantum Computing

Someone is going to commercialize a general purpose, universal quantum computer first, and Intel wants to be the first. So does Google. So does IBM. And D-Wave is pretty sure it already has done this, even if many academics and a slew of upstart competitors don’t agree. What we can all agree on is...
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Supercomputing by API: Connecting Modern Web Apps to HPC

In this video from OpenStack Australia, David Perry from the University of Melbourne presents: Supercomputing by API – Connecting Modern Web Apps to HPC. OpenStack is a free and open-source set of software tools for building and managing cloud computing platforms for public and private clouds....
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The Biggest Shift in Supercomputing Since GPU Acceleration

If you followed what was underway at the International Supercomputing Conference (ISC) this week, you will already know this shift is deep learning. Just two years ago, we were fitting this into the broader HPC picture from separate hardware and algorithmic points of view. Today, we are convinced...
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