Our Open Source Future: Hardware
Is free, collaborative development about to have a major impact on analytical instrumentation?
Rich Whitworth |
Open source. It’s a term we are all familiar with, certainly in the context of software. Anyone who has dabbled with the Linux operating system will have already recognized the benefits, challenges and pitfalls of stepping away from the mainstream and into a free, collaborative approach. Fewer will know that the world’s top ten supercomputers are based on Linux (Top500.org), which may shake the myth that open source equates to under-performance.
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