High Performance Linux News for Feb 05, 2001
Smart Partner: Linux does the heavy lifting, as open-source rolls into selected glasshouses (Feb 05, 2001, 22:59)
"But with Linux, we might actually see people who [previously]
have not chosen mainframes before consolidate and move to the
ZDNet UK: Business beckons as Linux tools ship; Compaq voices Linux doubts (Feb 05, 2001, 15:24)
"Several pieces of the Linux enterprise jigsaw fell into place
last week with product releases from blue-chip vendors, including
IBM and Dell. However, Compaq argued that Linux will not be widely
used as a core enterprise platform."
NY Times/Reuters: IBM Says Linux Is Ready for Prime - Time (Feb 05, 2001, 15:01)
"IBM, the most traditional of technology companies, is betting
that the decidedly non-traditional Linux software system can give
it an edge in the market for computers that carry out the most
mainstream and strenuous business workloads."
Analysis: IBM Stays the Course as Linux Strategy Bears Fruit
(Feb 05, 2001, 11:30)
Some reporters might have walked away from the keynote IBM's
Samuel Palmisano gave at last week's LWE a little disappointed at
the lack of "revolutionary" announcements. Scott Courtney maintains
that if the computing giant is staying the course where Linux is
concerned, that will be all plenty of outfits need to decide to hop
on board, too.
Paul Ferris: IBM's zSeries Win at LWE in New York (Feb 05, 2001, 11:00)
Warning: no laptop version of the zSeries in sight....
Argonne National Lab: Mathematics and computer science (Feb 05, 2001, 07:24)
"Argonne's most powerful supercomputer is the "Chiba City
Project," named for the futuristic city in William Gibson's novel
Neuromancer. Consisting of 512 central processing units, all
running on the Linux operating system, it is intended for use by
universities, laboratories and industry to help advance the use of
state-of-the-art Linux clusters...."