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[News] How GNU/Linux Saves Money, Runs on Many Cores

  • Subject: [News] How GNU/Linux Saves Money, Runs on Many Cores
  • From: Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sun, 25 Apr 2010 09:33:34 +0100
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Microsoft Windows â Disaster Movie At Eleven!

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| And it actually gets worse. I assumed that you 
| could get by with the cheapest possible 
| servers, and with one hundred users, that 
| would be pretty unlikely. The hardware costs 
| for those three Windows servers probably 
| should be about $3000.00 per server higher, 
| and that assumes that you can get by with only 
| three servers â depending upon your operation 
| you might need two or three times as many, and 
| additional Backup Power Supplies. The hardware 
| cost for the single Linux server should 
| probably be about $10,000.00 which is still 
| far less expensive.
| The point of course is that spending money on 
| a Windows solution is an inefficient use of 
| funds. Do you want to be the person reporting 
| to your board of directors that youâve wasted 
| that much money?


Cray Releases Highly Scalable, More Inclusive Super-Linux

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| We'd all love to have a supercomputer, but 
| sadly, most of us will never have the chance 
| to put that much umph in our computing. If you 
| happen to be in the market for a sweet little 
| Linux box with a half-million cores or so, 
| though, Cray may have just what you're looking 
| for.



Open Source Saves the Day (and Lots of Dosh)

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| It seems every day we hear about hideous cost
| overruns on public sector projects in the UK.
| What makes it even more frustrating is that
| open source, a real no-brainer for many
| applications, is rarely given the chance to
| prove itself here. Which means, of course,
| that there are no case studies to refer to, so
| no one gives open source a chance etc. etc.
| Against that background, a new paper by Darrel
| Ince, Professor of Computing at the Open
| University, which rejoices in the deceptively-
| bland title of âThe Re-development of a
| Problem Systemâ, is pretty exciting stuff

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