See Linux Now Runs on All of the Top 500 SupercomputersIn an article about supercomputers and Linux now running rampant over them, I found this nugget:
Of the top two fastest machines. One’s a Xeon and the other’s a Sunway. The Xeon gets 3 Tflops per kW and the Sunway gets 8. There’s a good reason to avoid Intel products, IMHO.
In fact, the Chinese machine is not the “greenest” machine in the list. The Green500 list shows several Xeon machines do better but they are not #1 in performance… so it’s a competitive matter and Intel has no monopoly on performance these days.