While there’s no doubt its hardware and standard software aren’t disappearing anytime soon, some analysts see the key to Oracle’s future in the clouds.
Database maker says chip is “nearing the end of its life;” sets off war of words with HP, Intel.
Univa announced today it would be acquiring the Sun/Oracle Grid Engine engineering expertise from Oracle Corp. In doing so, the company will take over stewardship of the popular open source workload manager, which, in the space of two years, has passed through three companies: Sun Microsystems, Oracle, and now Univa. Its new owners plan to support existing deployments of Grid Engine as well as develop a commercial version with added capabilities.
Oracle is setting the stage for a world tour to expand its reach in the global cloud computing market. The company has released materials aimed at definings its role beyond SaaS.
Ellison and company put some big bucks behind InfiniBand.
Chinese Tianhe-1A supercomputer exploits GPU power to deliver 2.5 petaflops; and Cray nabs a $60 million contract with the University of Stuttgart. We recap those stories and more in our weekly wrapup.
Some of the most prominent organizations in the HPC community have joined together to bootstrap a non-profit corporation devoted to scalable file system technologies. On Tuesday, Cray, Data Direct Networks, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory and Oak Ridge National Laboratory announced the incorporation of Open Scalable File Systems, Inc. The newly-hatched group has cast itself as the focal point for development of Lustre and other open source file system technologies aimed at high performance computing.
Layoffs, a missing product roadmap, and an SC10 no-show all point to company’s exit from the high performance computing business.
Lustre, the much-beloved open-source file system technology used by many of the top supercomputers in the world, has a new friend. Actually a whole new company. Whamcloud, a venture-funded startup based in upscale Danville, California, came out of hiding on Wednesday and announced its intentions to help carry the Lustre torch forward on Linux.
The ability to have, on-demand, a selection of cloud providers with easy transfer — all based on which can best utilize resources to the maximum — might be the next big thing for enterprise.