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Oracle Ditches Supercomputing Language Project

Jul 24, 2012 |

Fortress programming language gets axed by Ellison and company.

Grid Engine Diagnostic

Feb 15, 2012 |

One man’s take on the viability of HPC’s much-beloved grid resource manager.

South African Super Returns to TOP500

Jan 19, 2012 |

R9-million upgrade bumps Linpack performance from 25 to 61 teraflops.

The State of the Lustre Community

Aug 1, 2011 |

A year ago the Lustre community was stunned by Oracle’s message at the 2010 Lustre User Group (LUG). Lustre was no longer a vendor neutral platform; you had to buy Sun/Oracle storage hardware to get future versions of the software. The community uproar was strong to the threat HPC’s most popular file system going away.

Oracle Setting HPC Adrift

Aug 12, 2010 |

Layoffs, a missing product roadmap, and an SC10 no-show all point to company’s exit from the high performance computing business.

Oracle: What now for HPC?

Feb 25, 2010 |

Company may still be formulating strategy.

With Sun, Oracle Aims at Giants

Jan 27, 2010 |

Merged company will battle IBM, HP, Dell and Cisco.

Sun, Oracle Chiefs Vow: Sun Technologies Will Live On

Jan 22, 2010 |

McNealy and Ellison vow to carry Sun technologies forward.

Oracle Wins Unconditional EU Approval for Sun Buy

Jan 21, 2010 |

European Commission says it’s satisfied competition and innovation will be preserved.

HPC in 2009: Mergers, Acquisitions and Worse

Dec 17, 2009 |

The dominant storyline in high performance computing this year was not about technology, but the economy. Eleven companies in the HPC space were either acquired or went out of business in 2009. We recap their stories here.