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High Performance Linux News for Nov 15, 2001

  • IBM developerWorks: IBM Linux Clusters -- White Paper (Nov 15, 2001, 23:10)
    "A quick view of the statistics regarding operating systems market share and growth will convince one that the Linux movement is real. A vendor whose core product(s) are in direct competition with Open Source software on commodity hardware might rightfully be alarmed by this development. IBM's unique position as a computer vendor with a vast array of offerings, in hardware, operating systems, and middleware, allows a more enlightened view. Linux represents a major business opportunity for IBM, and IBM has responded to this market opportunity with an estimated investment of over $1B."

  • The Register: Compaq cavalry rescues Linux clusters (Nov 15, 2001, 10:31)
    "The various Linux HA Projects have fragmented really badly," [Peter Bramm] said. "It's almost all proprietary, and here with one blow is a pretty comprehensive applications platform: Oracle can failover from node to node."