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Volume 5, Number 17 -- April 29, 2008
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Cray and Intel Hook Up for Future Supercomputers
by Timothy Prickett Morgan

The amount of money at stake is not huge, and the number of processors involved will not be anything close to the kind of volume shipments that general purpose servers account for. But this week's announcement by supercomputer maker Cray that it had formed a multi-year technology development agreement with Intel is something of an embarrassment to Advanced Micro Devices--as much as Cray's original partnership with AMD back in June 2002 for the $90 million 'Red Storm' supercomputer was an embarrassment to Intel. READ MORE >

Red Hat Previews Fedora 9 Development Linux
by Timothy Prickett Morgan

If you like to be out there on the bleeding edge of the Linux operating system, then Red Hat has a preview of an upcoming Fedora Development release, Version 9 to be precise and code-named 'Sulphur' if you play Code Name Bingo, that it would love for you to take out for a spin. The Fedora Project is, of course, where the developers who create what ultimately becomes Red Hat Enterprise Linux take their first stabs at integrating new Linux kernels, additional systems software, and applications into a whole. READ MORE >


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Intel Profits Hit, AMD Books a Loss in Recent Quarters
by Timothy Prickett Morgan

Competition is a very tough thing, particularly when vendors get pinched by each other and a tightening economy at the same time. But so it is in the market for X64 microprocessors sold by Intel and Advanced Micro Devices. While both companies are under pressure, dominant chip maker Intel is still making profits and ramping up acceptable quad-core products, while AMD is just now getting quad-core chips out the door and facing a resurgent Intel as it slashes 10 percent of its workforce to balance its books. READ MORE >


As I See It: Goldilocks and the Zen of IT
by Victor Rozek

All right kids, grab your blankies and pillows, get comfy, and I'll tell you the story of Goldilocks, the IT Zen masters, and the three migration options. Once upon a time, there was a CEO everyone called Goldilocks because she had curly blond hair and the people in her company suffered from a paucity of imagination. Goldilocks had a problem. Her enterprise system was toooo old, her employees were toooo inefficient; and, if things didn't change soon, her annual bonus was going to be toooo small. READ MORE >



 

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Sun and Wind River Partner for Linux on Sparc T2 Chips
by Timothy Prickett Morgan

While the Solaris variant of Unix is no stranger to telecommunications companies and service providers, who used Solaris to build up their infrastructure in the 1990s during the dot-com buildout, Linux is now a credible and desirable alternative for many telcos and SPs, and if you want to be honest about it, so is Windows for some applications. And that means that Sun Microsystems has had to swallow its pride and support Linux and sometimes Windows on its servers. READ MORE >


But Wait, There's More:

• Microsoft and Novell to Push Linux, Windows CCS in China

• rPath Adds SUSE Linux to Its Appliance Builder Service

• Enterprise Features Gain Focus as MySQL 5.1 Nears Release

• IBM Keeps the Power 595 at 254 Partitions, For Now

• SMB Is Going Global, and Collaboration Plays Big Role


 

Reader Feedback and Insights

We value your feedback and insights.  Feel free to send a letter to the editor.  Letters may be printed, unless otherwise specified, and edited for clarity or length. READ MORE >


 
Editor: Timothy Prickett Morgan
Contributing Editors: Dan Burger, Joe Hertvik, Kevin Vandever,
Shannon O'Donnell, Victor Rozek, Hesh Wiener, Alex Woodie
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As I See It: That Competitive Bug

IBM Chases HP and Sun Unix Shops with Power Rewards

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inFORM Helps Save the Earth with Updates to i-Based Document Management

United Computer Group Sailing Smooth Through Rough Water

Enterprise Features Gain Focus as MySQL 5.1 Nears Release

Big Iron
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Top Mainframe Stories From Around the Web

Chats, Webinars, Seminars, Shows, and Other Happenings

Four Hundred Guru
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Performance Advice from a Mysterious Friend, Part 6

What is INZSYS, and Why Should I Care?

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The Windows Observer
Dynamics CRM Online Is Now Online

Decline In Vulnerabilities Belies Threat Increase, Microsoft Says in New Security Report

Ballmer Downplays Yahoo's Financial Results

Intel Profits Hit, AMD Books a Loss in Recent Quarters

Server Makers Start Shipping Barcelona Boxes

The Unix Guardian
IBM Chases HP and Sun Unix Shops with Power Returns

Intel Profits Hit, AMD Books a Loss in Recent Quarters

IBM's Q1 Driven by Mainframes, Unix, Services, and the Weak Dollar

The X Factor: Everybody Wants Citrix Systems?

IBM Expands VIP to All Systems for Precision Sales

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TABLE OF CONTENTS
Cray and Intel Hook Up for Future Supercomputers

Red Hat Previews Fedora 9 Development Linux

Intel Profits Hit, AMD Books a Loss in Recent Quarters

As I See It: Goldilocks and the Zen of IT

Sun and Wind River Partner for Linux on Sparc T2 Chips

But Wait, There's More:

Microsoft and Novell to Push Linux, Windows CCS in China . . . rPath Adds SUSE Linux to Its Appliance Builder Service . . . Enterprise Features Gain Focus as MySQL 5.1 Nears Release . . . IBM Keeps the Power 595 at 254 Partitions, For Now . . . SMB Is Going Global, and Collaboration Plays Big Role . . .


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