News Category: Enterprise

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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Best Practices for Troubleshooting Mobile Software

Article Source Linux MagazineJuly 13, 2009, 10:11 am Recently I was working in the yard with my son on a very hot day — we were clearing some trees on our property. Periodically one of my daughters would bring us a cold drink of water to keep us cool and motivated to finish the job without...
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LPC: Kernel/Userspace/User Interfaces Microconference

Article Source LWNJuly 13, 2009, 6:15 am One of the biggest secrets of FOSS's success is a well-crafted set of interfaces amongst the various components. Although famously not set in stone, these interfaces permit different FOSS projects to work for the most part separately, while still...
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MySQL Performance from the Start

Article Source Linux MagazineJuly 13, 2009, 6:05 am Back in June of this year, I gave a presentation at the 2009 Velocity conference titled MySQL Performance From Day #1. You can see the presentation slides on-line. But this week I want to drill into a few of the topics I hit on during that...
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