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High Performance Linux News for Dec 04, 2000

  • eWeek: Making mainframe time machines - with Linux (Dec 04, 2000, 19:51)
    "...Marist's move to Linux is part of a concerted effort by a number of universities, at the urging of IBM, to make mainframe skills more attractive. ... Languages such as Java, C++, and SQL are all in this new mix, but at the core is Linux."

  • Ars Technica: Inside The KLAT2 Supercomputer: The Flat Neighborhood Network & 3DNow! (Dec 04, 2000, 16:07)
    "KLAT2, Kentucky Linux Athlon Testbed 2... made news not because it is yet another "Beowulf" cluster (YABC), but because it uses a couple of new technologies to improve the parallelism without increasing the cost of the system, thus achieving over 64 GFLOPS for about $41,000. The nicest thing about these two new technologies is that we implemented them by creating tools that anyone can use to build and program their own supercomputers."

  • The Register: Inside Sun's new clusters; little competition for Linux? (Dec 04, 2000, 14:35)
    "Sun's goals appear to be tactical - feature-matching rivals - rather than strategic. It differs in this respect from the Linux crowd, which clearly has the storage business in its sights."