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Linux Foundation Maps Top500 Run

Jul 30, 2013 |

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….

The Last Mile of Virtualization

May 3, 2012 |

<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.

The Role of Linux in the “Impending” Cloud

Oct 13, 2010 |

A survey-based report from The Linux Foundation and Yeoman Technology Group that was released looked at the growth of Linux in the large-scale enterprise space. It also shed some light on possible trends related to the role of cloud computing–and the role of Linux as an OS in a virtualized environment.

New Cray OS Brings ISVs in for a Soft Landing

Apr 14, 2010 |

Cray has never made a big deal about the custom Linux operating system it packages with its XT supercomputing line. In general, companies don’t like to tout proprietary OS environments since they tend to lock custom codes in and third-party ISV applications out. But the third generation Cray Linux Environment (CLE3) that the company announced on Wednesday is designed to make elite supercomputing an ISV-friendly experience.

Microsoft Ending Support for Itanium

Apr 5, 2010 |

Second major OS vendor to bail on processor.

Fixstars Launches Linux for CUDA

Mar 2, 2010 |

Multicore software specialist Fixstars Corporation has released Yellow Dog Enterprise Linux (YDEL) for CUDA, the first commercial Linux distribution for GPU computing. The OS is aimed at HPC customers using NVIDIA GPU hardware to accelerate their vanilla Linux clusters, and is designed to lower the overall cost of system deployment, the idea being to bring these still-exotic systems into the mainstream.

Cray Brings Windows 7 to HPC

Nov 12, 2009 |

If you thought Windows 7 was just for mere mortals, think again. Microsoft’s latest OS is about to show up in Cray’s newest CX1 deskside supercomputer that puts a Windows workstation and a Windows HPC Server cluster into a single box.

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