Microsoft has confirmed that it will officially enter the high-performance computing (HPC) arena next year with a version of Windows Server 2003 for the life sciences and parallel computing.
Stories by Salvatore Salamone
Back in the day when dinosaur microcomputers roamed the Earth, their brains could handle only 8 bits of data at a time, and their memory capacity was a paltry 64 kilobytes. Then Intel came along with a chip, the 8086, that doubled the amount of instructions a computer could chew on at once, and expanded the amount of memory a program could access to a whopping 1 megabyte. Deciding to upgrade was a no-brainer.