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High Performance Linux News for Mar 16, 2001

  • InfoWorld: SGI to offer Linux-based IA-64 Origin computer (2001-03-16 21:10:51)
    "We would be happy to see Linux become more scalable based on its own development, but \ if it doesn't, then we will scale it ourselves and offer it to the market."

  • Enterprise Linux Today: Economies of Scale: IBM And Sun Vie for the Glass House (2001-03-16 08:37:11)
    IBM and Sun are doing battle in the high end territory of enterprise computing. When a recent study suggested that an IBM mainframe running Linux is more energy efficient than a server farm of Suns, Big Blue crowed the results. Sun countered by claiming IBM's interest in Linux on mainframes is a desperate play to revive a dying platform by stringing enterprise-class customers along with Linux, which, according to one Sun executive, isn't even ready for the data center. Where's the truth of the matter and what are the real issues in analyzing high-end computing economics? Scott Courtney reports that it's somewhere in the middle.