News Category: Enterprise

Has Virtualization Made Capacity Planning Obsolete?

Article Source Linux MagazineJuly 14, 2009, 11:09 am Out with the old and in with the new or so the story goes. New technologies call for new strategies, new thinking and new ways of dealing with old problems. Yes, that is the definition of a paradigm shift and that’s exactly what we’re...
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Vibrant Community Propels KDE Forward at Akademy 2009

Article Source KDE.NewsJuly 14, 2009, 11:00 am Akademy 2009 was held as part of the Gran Canaria Desktop Summit in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria last week. During the week the KDE community attended conference presentations and was engaged in meetings, informal discussions and of course a great...
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Ksplice: Update Computers Without Rebooting

Article Source Ars TechnicaJuly 14, 2009, 9:30 am Every enterprise wants to harden its servers and increase uptime, but security updates often require reboots. Companies that want to please their customers need a better way to apply software updates. One potential solution for Linux servers...
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Rumor: SGI Breaks Off NSF Petaflops Deal with Pittsburgh

Article Source insideHPCJuly 14, 2009, 9:15 am I think this falls into the category of credible rumor. Last week Vizworld.com reported on a tip that the new SGI had backed out of a deal by the old SGI and the Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center. From their coverage About a year ago, the National...
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IBM Power Servers Most Reliable in New Survey

Article Source ComputerWorldJuly 14, 2009, 8:04 am IBM's Power servers topped a list of most reliable x86 and Unix machines in a new survey, clocking in at only 15 minutes of unplanned downtime per year. Linux distributions running on x86 servers also performed well, as did Sun's Sparc...
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IBM Dominates the 5th Green500 List

Article Source insideHPCJuly 14, 2009, 7:32 am The 5th Green500 list was announced this week (I think; I’m not sure why it lagged the Top500 so much this time, but maybe I’m just remembering wrong). IBM has taken the opportunity to announce their overall dominance of that last and,...
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9 of the Best Free Linux System Monitoring Tools

Article Source FOSSBazaarJuly 14, 2009, 6:09 am Linux Links explore 9 system monitoring applications for Linux: "Computer monitoring systems are used to gather data for the purpose of real-time incident notification, performance analysis, and system health verification. Without such a tool, a...
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Found: Another Profitable Open Source Company

Article Source The VAR Guy Alas, Red Hat is the only publicly held open source company that’s consistently profitable. Finding privately held, profitable open source companies is like searching for the proverbial needle in the… well, you get the picture. But during a July 7 conference call,...
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Apache Lucene Helps Online European Library Open Its Virtual Doors

When a group of European museums joined together to put images of all of their paintings, drawings, sculptures, photos and other artifacts together in a centralized, online collection for the world to view, they turned to open source enterprise search software to make it happen.Today, that virtual...
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Rugged PC Serves Power Substations

Article Source LinuxDevicesJuly 13, 2009, 2:55 pm Advantech announced a fanless PC designed for power-substation automation, touted for its IEC 61850-3 and IEEE 1613 compliance for environmental and networking standards. The Linux-compatible UNO-4672 uses a Pentium M or Celeron M, and offers...
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