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High Performance Linux News for Feb 20, 2001

  • Australian IT: IBM promotes Linux for the enterprise market (2001-02-20 23:00:48)
    "IBM is hoping its billion-dollar commitment to the free operating system Linux will propel the platform into the enterprise spotlight and increase its hardware and services revenue. Big Blue's regional vice-president Kakutaro Kitashiro said last week it was hoping to "wrap" its services, middleware and servers around Linux applications from independent software vendors."

  • Australian IT: Student's budget super-PC; a Beowulf cluster for drug design (2001-02-20 21:55:37)
    "It is the fifth-largest cluster of its type in the world. The processors, donated by AMD, are the same as those used in conventional desktop computers. ... It uses the Linux operating system, tweaked for this application. "Using open-source software such as Linux enables us to modify and tune it to our heart's content," Branson says."

  • LA Times / Bloomberg: IBM Seeks Market Advantage for New Mainframe in Electrical Crisis (2001-02-20 08:15:08)
    "The world's No. 1 computer maker is stressing another point in its marketing: energy savings. Hardware upgrades, the maturation of the Linux operating system and new software pricing methods have let mainframes work like an entire 'farm' in a single box.