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August, 2010

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August 30, 2010  3:10 PM

Can a cloud replace a cluster?

Alex Barrett Alex Barrett Profile: Alex Barrett

Do virtualization and private clouds have the oomph to run demanding research workloads that currently run on high performance Linux clusters? Computer scientists want to find out. Carnegie Mellon University is one of the first users of the

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August 24, 2010  4:22 PM

OpenSolaris governing board disbands

Matt Stansberry Matt Stansberry Profile: Matt Stansberry

OpenSolaris governing board resigns: Be it Resolved that the OpenSolaris Governing Board hereby collectively and individually resigns, noting that under the terms of the OpenSolaris Charter section 1.3.5 the...


August 18, 2010  8:54 PM

Jonathan Eunice weighs in on converged infrastructure servers

Matt Stansberry Matt Stansberry Profile: Matt Stansberry

I recently talked to Jonathan Eunice of Illuminata for a case study I wrote on the

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August 16, 2010  7:42 PM

So why was HP CEO Mark Hurd really fired?

Matt Stansberry Matt Stansberry Profile: Matt Stansberry

Major news outlets from all over are weighing in on what might have really happened between fired HP CEO Mark Hurd, HP's board, and former actress Jodie Fisher. The NY Times' Joe Nocera suspects that

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August 13, 2010  3:38 PM

RIP OpenSolaris, says leaked Oracle memo

Alex Barrett Alex Barrett Profile: Alex Barrett

A memo that was ostensibly leaked to the Oracle Solaris engineering team pulls the rug out from OpenSolaris. "We will no longer distribute source code for the entirety of the Solaris operating system in real-time while it is developed, on a nightly basis," the memo states. However, "we will...


August 6, 2010  4:48 PM

Ex-Sun developer, Illumos launches OpenSolaris derivative

Matt Stansberry Matt Stansberry Profile: Matt Stansberry

Garrett D'Amore, a former Sun software engineer this week launched Illumos (Illumos = Illum + OS = “Light + OS”), an open source project to develop an OS based on the core OpenSolaris technologies. The new Unix variant...


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