LinuxInsider: Microsoft would like to loosen Linux's stronghold on the supercomputer market segment. The company, which unveiled its latest plans in June 2004, has taken both tactical and practical approaches to propping up Windows sales in that market.
Times are changing. Microsoft's (Nasdaq: MSFT) Latest News about Microsoft Windows operating system, which was originally designed for desktop PCs Smart Buys from CDW. The Technology You Need When You Need It., is being retooled to support supercomputer Latest News about supercomputer applications. With the hope of becoming a key player in that space, Microsoft has poured millions of dollars into its Windows Super Computer Cluster, which is slated to become available later this year. "Microsoft has made a few unsuccessful attempts to become a key player in the supercomputer market but the company could be in a better position for success this time," said Gordon Haff, an analyst for market research firm Illuminata.
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