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[News] GNU/Linux Favoured for High Performance, Desktop Security

  • Subject: [News] GNU/Linux Favoured for High Performance, Desktop Security
  • From: Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 15 Feb 2010 03:01:26 +0000
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High performance for the masses

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| The first thing we were concerned with, was 
| whatâs out there in terms of technology? As we 
| can see in the figure, the results highlighted 
| the high degree of confidence that traditional 
| enterprise server operating systems hold as 
| high-performance work horses. UNIX, Linux and 
| z/OS are all seen positively for the majority 
| of requirements, high-performance or otherwise.


Wanted: Defense Against Online Bank Fraud 

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| Accessing your bank account through a computer 
| that isn't used for anything elseâno email or 
| Web surfingâand isn't connected to the local 
| network offers strong protection, says William 
| Nelson, president of the Financial Services 
| Information Sharing and Analysis Center, an 
| industry group that collects and shares threat 
| data.
| Another option is to use an obscure computer 
| operating system such as Ubuntu or Web browser 
| such as Opera because attackers rarely create 
| malware for them, security experts say.



Australia's new supercomputer

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| Named Vayu (from the Hindi word for 'air'),
| the new computer boasts 11,936 processing
| cores, 36 terabytes of RAM and around 600
| terabytes of disk space and will achieve
| around 140teraflops.
| It all fits into 25 racks, each weighing
| around a tonne.


AMD is a big winner in the supercomputer race

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| AMD is opening the champers after its six-core
| AMD Opteron processor based system was named
| as the world's most powerful supercomputer.

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