High Performance Linux News for Aug 15, 2000
ComputerWorld: IBM makes it easier to build clusters of Linux servers
(Aug 15, 2000, 23:23)
"Users can buy the clusters in configurations of 8, 16, 32 and
64 nodes. ... The first Linux clusters are being targeted mainly at
engineering and scientific markets... IBM plans to make similar
clusters available for commercial applications such as data
warehousing and Web serving in the future..."
CNET News.com: IBM, Red Hat tighten alliance with Linux deal (Aug 15, 2000, 22:17)
"Although the deal isn't an exclusive relationship for either
company, it's the most important Linux pact IBM has signed thus far
on its road to weaving Linux into the fabric of the entire company,
said Robert LeBlanc, vice president of IBM's software group."
LinuxPR: TurboLinux Selected by Hewlett-Packard for High-End Workstations
(Aug 15, 2000, 21:52)
"...HP will ship the TurboLinux operating system with all of its
HP Kayak Linux systems sold in North America and Europe..."
LinuxPR: Linux NetworX Unveils Evolocity Cluster System Design at LinuxWorld
(Aug 15, 2000, 18:50)
"...the first and only fully integrated cluster system with a
vertically rack-mounted chassis."
LinuxPR: Mission Critical Linux Support Now Available For SGI Linux Systems
(Aug 15, 2000, 18:41)
"The support offering provides 24/7 monitoring coverage with an
on-site response time of two hours or less. An SGI system support
engineer will restore equipment to good working condition,
including the provision of replacement parts."
LinuxPR: Mission Critical Linux Delivers High Availability To Intel's IA-64 Architecture (Aug 15, 2000, 18:37)
"Utilizing a Convolo Cluster built on Open Source Kimberlite
technology developed by Mission Critical Linux, high availability
is provided to applications such as the Open Source MySQL database
and Apache web servers running on IA-64."
LinuxPR: Mission Critical Linux To Offer SST Remote Management Solution On ASP Subscription Basis (Aug 15, 2000, 18:34)
"...enables system administrators to remotely access their
systems to perform all the necessary tasks to monitor, diagnose,
and maintain their systems. The unique technology can be deployed
on all major Linux distributions."
eWeek: A neat Red Hat trick (Aug 15, 2000, 16:42)
"In eWeek Labs' tests, the Linux-based server software, which
began shipping last month, performed well under loads of up to 300
simultaneous connections over 60 clients."
BW: LynuxWorks Announces Support for Motorola's MBX2000 (Aug 15, 2000, 13:01)
"The MBX2000 features the EBX open architecture embedded
controller, supported by Intel's Pentium II processor. This deeply
embedded, high performance board provides low power consumption and
heat dissipation for cost-effective systems."
CNET News.com: SuSE to help AMD bring Linux to Sledgehammer
(Aug 15, 2000, 05:10)
"AMD has hired SuSE to help bring Linux to its upcoming 64-bit
Sledgehammer chip, the companies will announce tomorrow. The move
closely mirrors the approach taken by AMD's rival, Intel, which has
funded VA Linux Systems and helped other companies to bring Linux
to its upcoming 64-bit Itanium chip."
PRNewswire: TurboLinux to Use SGI'S... High-Performance Compiler Technology In IA-64 Effort (Aug 15, 2000, 04:39)
"...to incorporate SGI's breakthrough SGI Pro64 compiler
technology into TurboLinux's forthcoming commercial release of
TurboLinux for IA-64, for substantially increased IA-64 performance
PRNewswire: Powerful Active Resource Management... Available for Enterprise Linux for First Time (Aug 15, 2000, 04:25)
"Aurema announced today that its ARMTech product will provide
enterprise Linux users a complete solution for the allocation and
control of major system resources on servers and appliances."
BW: HP Expands Commitment to Linux; New Products and Services Advance Linux... (Aug 15, 2000, 04:05)
"HP intends to make MC/ServiceGuard running on Linux available
for customers in early 2001. This product fills customers' need for
high availability and fail-over capabilities for a range of
LinuxPR: Dolphin and Scali Utilize API Technology to Introduce WulfKit for Alpha Linux... (Aug 15, 2000, 03:17)
"Jointly developed by Dolphin and Scali and available
immediately, WulfKit for Alpha is based on API's 64-bit platform,
its UP2000 Ultimate Performance Series motherboard technology and
the Linux open-source operating system."