This week the Linux Foundation released a special report about its role over the last twenty years of the Top500, pointing to some significant trends that helped it switch places with Unix (which once had a 96% share of the list) in roughly a one-decade timeframe. For instance, there are a few….
Last week, Adapteva revealed the first production units of its $99 Linux “supercomputer.” Speaking at the Linux Collaboration Summit in San Francisco, California, CEO Andreas Olofsson announced the first batch of Parallella final form factor boards will be shipped to the chipmaker’s 6,300 Kickstarter supporters by this summer.
SUSE announced their commercial cloud offering based on OpenStack at this year’s CloudOpen conference.
A search for “Linux of the Cloud” will turn up several candidates with claims staked to this honorific, among them OpenStack, VMware and Red Hat. In the race to open source cloud dominance, achieving a kind of Linux parity is the ultimate stamp of approval, but are any of these plays worthy of the bestowal?
Red Hat on Monday announced its intention to provide an enterprise-grade version of the popular open source cloud framework, OpenStack. The company rolled out a preview release of its OpenStack distribution, which runs on top of Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6, and allows companies or service providers to create Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) clouds.
<img style=”float: left;” src=”http://media2.hpcwire.com/hpcwire/knights_corner_chip.jpg” alt=”” width=”99″ height=”78″ />Intel has released a partial software stack for Knights Corner, the company’s first commercial chip based on its Many Integrated Core (MIC) architecture. Also released were a number of documents describing the processor’s micro-architecture, including the Knights Corner Instruction Set (ISA) Manual, which will help toolmakers and application developers build software for the upcoming chip.
Microsoft Windows Azure will be adding the ability for end users to create virtual machines with Linux images.
<img style=”float: left;” src=”http://media2.hpcwire.com/hpcwire/exludus_logo.jpg” alt=”” width=”139″ height=”32″ />The advent of multicore servers presents something of a challenge for application virtualization. This is especially true in the realm of high performance computing, an environment that has never been particularly friendly to virtualization. To overcome these hurdles, eXludus Technologies has introduced “micro-virtualization,” a technology that brings virtualization down to the level of the core, and does so with minimal overhead.