High Performance Linux News for Feb 02, 2001
Ganymede 1.0p1 Released (Feb 02, 2001, 22:24)
"Ganymede is a GPL'ed metadirectory system. Ganymede provides
support for concurrent, team-based management of network directory
services. It features a multithreaded database server with support
for plug-in Java classes to customize the structure, management,
and distribution of network directory data."
LinuxPR: LIGHTNING-Linux for next generation Internet gateways
(Feb 02, 2001, 21:56)
"Now available to the open source community -- based on kernel
version 2.4 and optimized for powerful routing over xDSL, cable or
The Register: Transmeta chief talks Crusoe megaservers with The Reg; SMP is out, MPP is in (Feb 02, 2001, 20:29)
"We thought people want to scale to hundreds of CPUs, and almost
all of the software out there like webservers already scales that
way... It's parallel processing but not symmetric shared memory...
the Crusoe servers will be based on simple message passing parallel
processing MPP, as used by say Beowulf..."
VNU Net: AMD hammers after Linux community; Linux is only OS that can port in a timely fashion (Feb 02, 2001, 19:47)
"Analysts believe AMD urgently needs to attract Linux developers
to Hammer because it could be a long time before high-profile
operating systems such as Sun's Solaris and Microsoft's Windows are
ported over to the chip."
VNU Net: Intel unveils Linux ambitions - making it "standard development environment" for Unix (Feb 02, 2001, 18:31)
"Intel intends to help move Linux into the midrange space and to
make it the standard development environment for Unix applications.
... "If, and only if, the development environment is robust and
scalable, then Linux will be a top-tier port for software
SlashTCO.com: UK case study - Inpharmatica's 1100 processor supercomputer runs on Linux (Feb 02, 2001, 14:16)
"Linux is used in two major areas in the company - as the
platform of choice for the supercomputer and as the desktop
operating system for the majority of the technical staff -
developers and scientists."