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University Finds Windows HPC Server 26% Faster Than Linux, More Cost-Effective

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University of Arizona, based in Tucson, is the leading public research university in the American Southwest, producing more than U.S. $530 million in annual research. When researchers at the NSF Center for Autonomic Computing at the University of Arizona investigated the technology to set up a cluster for autonomic computing research that could largely monitor, manage, and repair itself, they faced a choice between Linux and Windows HPC Server 2008. They chose Windows. Benchmark testing has confirmed that choice, showing Windows HPC Server to be 26 percent faster than Linux.

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