Recently I had the pleasure of chatting with newly minted openSUSE community manager, and former KDE marketing lead, Jos Poortvliet about user-visible changes brought in the KDE 4.5 release. We asked him ten questions about changes in KDE 4.5, what problems needed to be overcome, and what the future of KDE looks like — and his thoughts on openSUSE.
SDSC announced late last week that they have been awarded $2.8M to deploy a new 10,368-core super from Appro. SDSC has focused in recent years on systems that enable data intensive computing, with a particular emphasis on flash memory systems. In November last year SDSC announced that Appro would be providing its next $20M super (named Gordon) as a follow on to SDSC’s (apparently successful) Dash flash memory prototype.