High Performance Linux News for Aug 22, 2000
BW: MSC.Software and HP Sign Worldwide Reseller Agreement for Linux Clusters (Aug 22, 2000, 23:01)
"By bringing extreme performance Linux appliances to the
worldwide scientific computing community, HP and MSC.Software are
teaming to provide customers with a stable, integrated
Smart Partner: Sun Cranks Up The Heat [on Microsoft .NET] (Aug 22, 2000, 19:26)
"Sun Microsystems is leading the development of an open-systems
competitor to Microsoft .NET... At the core of Sun's counterplan is
StarOffice... But Sun's success also depends on its ability to
forge relationships with key members of the open-source community,
which can help supply additional technology and create an
InfoWorld: SCO transformed (Aug 22, 2000, 14:53)
"...SCO will take on the Tarantella name as its official
corporate identity... has developed the Linux Kernel Personality
(LKP) for UnixWare 7. ...helps unify UnixWare with Linux at the
kernel level and includes a complete Linux environment."
ZDNet UK: SCO customers need not fear, says Caldera chief (Aug 22, 2000, 11:31)
"Linux is marvellous technology at the low end, but it doesn't
scale to the high end," Love said."
The Register: Scaldera vows a better Linux than Linux (Aug 22, 2000, 11:06)
"SCO says that it will deliver a Linux-compatible environment
based on the UnixWare kernel by the end of the year."
The Register: Caldera's Love rails at Monterey 'misinformation' (Aug 22, 2000, 11:02)
"You've seen some misinformation about that. There's an
opportunity for Project Monterey's scalability on IA-64," said
Love. "Officially, Project Monterey is going to continue and is
going to continue in some form."
VNU Net: Sun Microsystems Solaris 8 (Aug 22, 2000, 01:44)
"LXRUN allows Linux binaries to run natively on top of the Intel
port, letting Sun take advantage of the growing Linux applications
environment. But it would have been more interesting if Sun had
developed a tool that allows the code to be executed directly on
top of the Sparc implementation."
New Zealand Herald: Lord of the Rings [movie] realism moves up a step [w/Linux & SGI] (Aug 22, 2000, 01:06)
"...Weta Digital's ability to process work on the Lord of the
Rings movie trilogy has just dramatically improved - with big
savings to boot. Weta has bought 16 dual-processor SGI 1200 servers
running the Linux operating system."