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High Performance Linux News for May 24, 2000

  • IBM's S/390: Smells Like Linux Spirit (May 24, 2000, 19:54)
    "Mission-critical applications that require the traditional strengths of the platform, including reliability, security and scalability, can continue to operate on OS/390... For example, new DB2 Connect middleware will allow applications running on Linux to access and use data in DB2 Universal Database running on OS/390."

  • InfoWorld: IBM unveils 64-way NUMA server; promises Linux support (May 24, 2000, 17:34)
    "Company officials also announced their intent to deliver a version of Linux optimized for NUMA servers. ...beta version by the end of this year, with the finished version sometime next year."

  • Linux Goes Greased Lightning (May 24, 2000, 17:15)
    "It's not moonshine, but Linux that's fueling a University of Kentucky parallel supercomputer whose creators claim it has demonstrated performance exceeding 1 billion floating point operations per second (GFLOPS) for every $650 spent on building the machine."

  • Linux Journal: Intel's Itanium on Launch Pad (May 24, 2000, 01:29)
    "When it arrives, Itanium will open doors not just for Intel but also for Linux."