News.com reports that Microsoft is working on a version of Windows for supercomputing environments. God help us.
Microsoft is aiming to have its first cluster version of Windows ready in time for a supercomputing conference this fall.
Software Architect Marvin Theimer said on Thursday that the company hopes to have a beta, or test version, by this summer, with the final version of Windows Server 2003 Compute Cluster Edition ready by the SC2005 supercomputing conference in November.
Let’s feed this one into my patented ‘FutureHeadline 2.0’ software:
Sasser Worm Sets New Spam Record On Government Windows Supercomputing Cluster
And, overheard in the IT department of the future?
“Well, the hotfix screwed up processing on about 5% of the nodes in our 200-node cluster, so Randy’s got to go around today, figure out which ones failed, and re-apply the patches on those from the terminals.”
Product tagline from the future?
Microsoft Pharmaceuticals Supercluster: What do you want to cure today?
OK, I’ll stop now.