Linux Now Powers 100% of the World’s Top 500 Supercomputers
That’s according to the latest stats out from supercomputer hawks TOP500, who post a biannual list of the world’s most powerful commercially available computer systems. Linux has long dominated the TOP500 list, powering the majority of the machines that make it. At last count, back in June, 99.6% (or 498) of the top 500 fastest supercomputers ran Linux,
But as of November 2017 that figure stands at a full 100%: the 500 most powerful supercomputers in the world now use Linux.
Most are running a custom Linux version, but of the more familiar brands of Linux the most often used is CentOS, with a few running RedHat Enterprise Linux (RHEL), and there are even 5 powered by Ubuntu!