Leading items and editorials: Cray goes into the Linux cluster
business, A first report from LinuxWorld and Hard business
"Cray goes into the Linux cluster business. Cray has long been
the definitive manufacturer of "big iron" supercomputer systems.
From the original Cray 1, released over twenty years ago, through
to upcoming products like the SV2, Cray has been the king of huge,
expensive, blindingly fast systems - though competition from
Japanese supercomputer makers has tarnished that reputation
somewhat in the last decade. Your author, who had the dubious honor
of programming on Cray 1 serial 3 (using punched cards!) many years
ago, can get very nostalgic about Cray's heyday...."
"A first report from LinuxWorld. LWN's staff at the LinuxWorld
Conference and Expo has put up a report from the first day covering
some of the events that took place there...."
"Hard business models. It has often been said that nobody has
figured out how to make money from Linux. That is not true, but it
is evident that quite a bit of work still needs to be done in that
area. One thing that is worth doing is examining business models
that appear not to work; an increasing number of those are coming