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Linux Weekly News for February 1, 2001

Feb 01, 2001, 08:32 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Jonathan Corbet, Elizabeth O. Coolbaugh, Michael J. Hammel)

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Leading items and editorials: Cray goes into the Linux cluster business, A first report from LinuxWorld and Hard business models.

"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 to light...."

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