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Comment: Beowulfers *HEART* Microsoft's CPU requirements (Score 2) 248 248

Thank god! People in the beowulf community were worried for a second there there might be no reason to release even faster CPUs with even better pipelining and faster FPUs! Microsoft is what makes Linux clusters possible -- they're the insurance behind Moore's law.

Sorry, I make (part of) my living off of the Wintel conspiracy fallout building Linux & FreeBSD clusters. Just think, you can be DIV-Xing 2 live tv streams at once and watching another on a regular linux box these days thanks to the relatively cheap mid range CPUs being sold these days! WOOT!

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