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Supercomputer version of Windows nears release

Microsoft releases a near-final version of Windows Computer Cluster Server 2003

Microsoft on Monday released a near-final version of its Windows Computer Cluster Server 2003--a version of its operating system tailored to allow powerful clusters of Windows-based machines to perform high-performance computing tasks.

The product, which was originally expected last year, is now slated to be finalized by June, with about 30 customers already testing the software.