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Red Hat Expands Real Time Linux, cloud and messaging

Feb 05, 2009, 16:34 (0 Talkback[s])

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"Che noted that traditional high performance computing environments, such as financial services and research are used to calling distributed computing a grid.

""They don't think of their own workloads as a cloud because they've been doing it for years," Che added. "We call it a grid but depending on who we talk to we emphasize the point its not so much it's a grid but it's the ability to execute any time of computation from sub-second calculations to persistent applications," Che said.

"Another key improvement in the MRG 1.1 platform is improved low-latency messaging that can potentially impact performance with dramatic results. With MRG 1.1, Red Hat is including new RDMA (Remote Direct Memory Access) (define)that can be used to take full of advantage of either Infiniband or 10 GbE (gigabit Ethernet) interfaces, Che said."

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