____/ Gregory Shearman on Tuesday 19 May 2009 08:04 : \____
> On 2009-05-17, wispygalaxy <wispygalaxy@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>> Roy Schestowitz wrote:
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>>> Open Source Solution Breaks World Sorting Records
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>>> | In a recent blog post, Yahoo's grid computing team announced that Apache
>>> | Hadoop was used to break the current world sorting records in the annual
>>> | GraySort contest. It topped the 'Gray' and 'Minute' sorts in the general
>>> | purpose (Daytona) category. They sorted 1TB in 62 seconds, and 1PB in
>>> | 16.25 hours. Apache Hadoop is the only open source software to ever win
>>> | the competition. It also won the Terasort competition last year.
>>> Red Hat Sets New Industry Benchmark Performance Records
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>>> | The dust is starting to settle around last week’s Intel Xeon 5500 series
>>> | processor “Nehalem-EP” launch, in which Red Hat was a prominent partner.
>>> | Intel called it their “most revolutionary server processors since…the
>>> | Intel Pentium Pro processor 15 years ago.” The proof may be in the large
>>> | number of new performance records that were established at the launch in
>>> | which Red Hat and our partners exceeded previous results on eight
>>> | different industry-standard tests. The results delivered by the
>>> | applications that we ran reflect the real-world scalability and
>>> | performance of Red Hat Enterprise Linux on the new quad-core Intel
>>> | processors.
>> [snip great post]
>> This reminds me of the Firefox 3 world record. I downloaded it and got a
>> cute little certificate. :) Did anyone else get one?
> Firefox is compiled from the xulrunner/firefox source code on my Gentoo
> machines. I upgraded to firefox 3.x when it turned up in Gentoo's Package
> Manager (Portage). I run Gentoo stable so ff3 didn't turn up for about 3
> months after it was released. I don't need to be on the bleeding edge
> and prefer to wait until applications such as firefox can be integrated
> into my system without affecting stability.
> Did they win the guinness world record?
It took even longer for Mandriva. Unless you choose to download and install it
from the Mozilla site rather than have it automatically updated by the
~~ Best of wishes
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