High Performance Linux News for Mar 26, 2001
eWeek: Compute farms yield a fine crop of data (Mar 26, 2001, 20:56)
"As long as [an application] runs on Linux, we don't have to
parallelize the underlying code. We write wrappers around the
applications, and the wrappers break the processing jobs into small
pieces. The central server then just collects the results."
Enterprise Linux Today: SGI and Platform Computing Unveil EDA-Ready Linux Technical Compute Farm (Mar 26, 2001, 20:27)
"SGI and Platform Computing today announced the availability of
the SGI Electronic Design Automation (EDA) Technical Compute Farm
for Linux, a complete solution designed to bring enhanced speed and
power to the burgeoning EDA Linux operating system-based
Caldera Rebrands UnixWare: Introduces Linux Compatibility Layer to Upcoming "Open UNIX 8" (Mar 26, 2001, 17:23)
"According to the company, the name change is reflective of the
addition of the "Linux Kernel Personality" (LKP) layer to the
product, which will allow the execution of most Linux binaries
without modification or recompilation. The LKP layer will, the
company said, include the same GNU tools as found in Caldera's pure
Linux offering: Caldera OpenLinux."
Enterprise Linux Today: Forget About the Academy...Meet The Real OSCAR (Mar 26, 2001, 12:01)
"Everything you need to build, maintain, and use a modest sized
Linux cluster is included in OSCAR."
TheLinuxGurus.org: Creating Disk Arrays with the 2.4 Kernel (Mar 26, 2001, 10:42)
"One of the more exciting, yet least hyped features of the new
2.4 kernel is the built-in facility for handling software RAID
arrays. In the not-so-olden days of the 2.2 series kernels, one had
to manually add a number of specific patches as discussed on
www.linuxraid.org. The new 2.4 kernel distribution includes all of
the latest software RAID enhancements, currently stable at version
0.9. This writing is intended to serve as a tutorial for creating
such software RAID arrays."
CNet: IBM overhauls mainframe operating system (Mar 26, 2001, 01:56)
"The new operating system also has better support for Sun's Java
software and Linux, two technologies that make writing software for
a mainframe easier for modern programmers. And IBM promises z/OS
makes it easier to set up and administer a mainframe, a significant
change in light of how expensive the mainframes are to run."