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Bringing Up Hardware First In Linux, Then Windows

After reading the Linux 2.6.37-rc3 release announcement on the Linux kernel mailing list, another interesting thread was found and it's about getting hardware vendors to do their initial hardware bring-up under Linux prior to any Microsoft Windows or Apple Mac OS X support. A number of reasons are provided why...

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No KMS? No Mesa? Run Wayland Off A Linux Framebuffer!

Besides needing to get the various tool-kits and other libraries ported to run atop the Wayland Display Server, another requirement limiting the adoption of this X11 Server alternative so far has been the specialized graphics requirements. From the beginning, Wayland was designed for GPU drivers that support kernel mode-setting (KMS), Graphics Execution Manager (GEM)...

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siCluster NAS Scales Out at Under $1000 per Terabyte

Last week Scalable Informatics announced their siCluster NAS scale-out network attached storage product. According to the company’s CEO Joe Landman, siCluster NAS is a cost-effective scale-out NAS built out of their  siCluster products using Delta-V as the storage node, and GlusterFS v3.1+ as the storage network software. The siCluster NAS provides NFS, CIFS, and GlusterFS client access. With up...

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Processor Whispers: ÔªøAbout Conflict, Conciliation and Delays

While AMD and Intel are now cooperating, many other companies are arguing - and not only about smartphone patents. AMD has revealed its CPU plans up until 2013 and Intel, bit by bit, is feeding the press with details about the Sandy Bridge. Meanwhile, Marvell has announced an ARM processor...

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AMD Powers Half of the Top Ten Supercomputers

AMD processors are used to power 24 of the top 50 fastest supercomputers ranked in the bi-annual Top500 supercomputer list, with half of the top 10 using AMD’s CPU and/or GPU technology.

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InfiniBand Grows 18 Percent in the TOP500 List

The InfiniBand Trade Association (IBTA) today announced that InfiniBand-connected systems grew 18 percent year-over-year, up to 215 systems in November 2010 from 182 in November 2009, according to the latest TOP500 list of the most powerful systems in the world.

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