News Category: Enterprise

NERSC Doubles Franklin’s Capability

Article Source insideHPCJuly 23, 2009, 7:37 am The Department of Energy’s National Energy Research Scientific Computing Center [NERSC] has officially accepted a series of upgrades to its Cray XT4 supercomputing system.  The upgrade to Franklin included a phased series of quad-core processor...
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Victory! Murky Mono Legal Issues Settled. Or Are They?

Article Source LinuxPlanet Mono, the free software implementation of .NET (C#), has been the subject of bitter debate for eight years. Yesterday, that debate ended-- or at least shifted to another level--with Microsoft's announcement that it was extending its Community Promise to include the...
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Red Hat on the S&P 500 is a Sign of Linux Maturity

Article Source internetnews.comJuly 22, 2009, 1:45 pm When Red Hat had its IPO in 1999, many (myself included) saw it as the real coming of age of Linux. While there is little doubt that IPO was a big event for Red Hat and Linux, perhaps an even more important one from a milestone point of...
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It Is Time to Rethink Disaster Recovery

Article Source Linux JournalJuly 22, 2009, 5:28 am On April 19, 1995, Timothy McVeigh and others destroyed the Murrah federal building in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. It was, to date, the worst case of terrorism in the United States since the Civil War. On that day a number of things changed, but...
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Open Source for America Promotes FOSS for Government

As the US struggles with a continuing recession, both the private and public sectors are looking for ways to cut or mitigate operating costs, particularly in the arena of information technology. Starting today, a new coalition of technology industry companies, organizations, and academic...
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What's Bogging Down Your Linux PC? Tracking Down Resource Hogs

Article Source LinuxPlanet Hardware is getting amazingly fast. But sometimes it seems like software gets slower faster than hardware speeds up. So why do so many apps feel poky? In this series, I'll look at some of the ways you can examine your system to see what's taking up resources, and offer...
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Canonical Releases Launchpad Source Code

A major advantage of open source software development is the communication between the members of any given project. But what happens when communication must take place between projects? That's where a web-based collaboration service like Launchpad comes in. Today, over two years after it was...
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IBM Announces POWER7 Upgrade Path

Article Source insideHPCJuly 21, 2009, 10:43 am IBM issued a press release today that has several things in it, one of which is of possible interest to you A Power 595 or 570 system upgrade can be accomplished during planned downtime by simply replacing the processors, memory and system...
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I Like My File Systems Chunky: UnionsFS and ChunkFS

Article Source Linux MagazineJuly 21, 2009, 9:09 am Given the size of today’s hard drives, a question often asked is how to create and manage large file systems. Many times, this question is asked around ext3 which can be fairly limiting in size. The corollary to this question is how one...
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Fireflies and Ants

Article Source Linux MagazineJuly 21, 2009, 8:58 am Insects fascinate me. Not because, they have six legs and pretty much dominate the earth, but because they have figured out ways to handle large numbers of themselves. In the past, I have marveled at how large numbers of ants and bees seem to...
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