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[News] Server with GNU/Linux: Boost from SGI, IBM, Many Others

  • Subject: [News] Server with GNU/Linux: Boost from SGI, IBM, Many Others
  • From: Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 16 Feb 2010 00:59:31 +0000
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SGI Cyclone Offers HPC in the Cloud

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| SGI says Cyclone is backed by the 
| industryâs fastest supercomputing hardware 
| architectures, including SGI Altix scale-
| up, Altix ICE scale-out and Altix XE hybrid 
| clusters, all based on Intel Xeon or 
| Itanium processors. Customers can also 
| choose between Novell SUSE or Red Hat 
| Linux, with further performance offered by 
| SGI ProPack. Altair PBS Professional and 
| SGI ISLE Cluster Manager provide system 
| scheduling and management.


IBM Unveils Clustered NAS Storage

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| IBM (NYSE: IBM) today unveiled its entry in 
| the growing market for clustered network-
| attached storage (NAS) systems.


Virtual Appliances Offer Fast Sandboxes, Production Environments

,----[ Quote ]
| It did not take me too long to find the 
| first offering that met my needs: TurnKey 
| Linux has, among several other free virtual 
| appliance offerings, a full Joomla! 
| instance running on top of a LAMP stack. 
| Everything is put together for you: the 
| Joomla! configuration, the PHPMyAdmin 
| front-end, Postfix MTA configuration, and 
| Apache, PHP, and MySQL modules for Webmin.



SGI spins up Cyclone HPC cloud

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| Cyclone is not restricted to running the 16
| applications mentioned above in a software-as-
| a-service (SaaS) manner (with others coming
| out shortly), but can also be used as raw
| computing to run homegrown code or any other
| Linux applications that HPC shops have a
| license to run (known as IaaS in the cloud
| lingo).


Making big ones out of small ones: SGI

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| SGI is taking a different, and much larger,
| swing at this with its new UltraViolet
| Nehalem-based clusters. According to Geoff
| Noer of SGI, these boxes will scale to 2,048
| cores and 16TB of memory with a single
| operating system instance â unmodified SUSE or
| Red Hat Linux.

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