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Volume 2, Number 25 -- June 28, 2005

The Linux Beacon is taking a vacation next week and will resume publishing on Tuesday, July 12.


 
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Top 500 Supers List Dominated By Exotic Clusters
by Timothy Prickett Morgan

The semi-annual list of the Top 500 supercomputers was released last week at the International Supercomputer Conference in Heidelberg, Germany, and there is a tremendous amount of churn in the rankings as vendors have installed various kinds of supercomputers that have been in the works for years and academic, government, and private research facilities gobble up huge amounts of computing capacity. To make it to the list today requires an ante of more than 1 teraflops of aggregate computing power, in fact. READ MORE >

 

HP Ships 10 Millionth ProLiant Server, 1 Millionth Linux Box
by Timothy Prickett Morgan

While there has been a lot of talk about how Dell and its two-way and four-way servers are going to take over the IT world, every now and again the world needs to be reminded that Compaq--and now Hewlett-Packard thanks to the Compaq acquisition--is the undisputed king of X86 server shipments. This only stands to reason since Compaq was the originator of the PC server with its SystemPro line in 1989. READ MORE >


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Netline Moves to U.S., Changes Name, Gears Up Groupware
by Timothy Prickett Morgan

German software company Netline Information Services, which is best known as the creator of the Openexchange Server groupware that German commercial Linux distributor SUSE distributed as a separate product on top of its SUSE 8 Linux Enterprise Server, is making its move to attack the groupware market. Last week, Netline changed its name to Openexchange, incorporated in Delaware, moved its headquarters to the United States, and began mapping out its assault on the market with its recently open sourced Open-Xchange Server. READ MORE >

 

Sun Takes Java App Server Open Source
by Timothy Prickett Morgan

Unix workstation and server vendor Sun Microsystems was founded two decades ago on a mix of open source technologies (such as the BSD variant of Unix) and of proprietary technologies (such as its own Sparc RISC processors), and it seems clear that Sun believes that its current business will be based more heavily on open source technologies than it has been in its past decade (the dot-com era when open systems was a sufficient definition of "open"). To that end, at the JavaOne conference in San Francisco yesterday, Sun announced it would release the code behind its Java System Application Server to the open source community. READ MORE >

 

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   But Wait, There's More

IBM Sets Linux Record on TPC-H Data Warehousing Benchmark with a Cluster . . . Lockheed Martin Picks Litanium Cluster for Shuttle Fuel Tank Analysis . . . Microsoft Drops Linux Support as it Finishes Sybari Acquisition . . . Tandberg Unveils 1U LTO Tape Autoloader . . . IDC Says Storage Sales Grew in 2004 . . . Storix Releases System Backup Administrator 5.2 . . . IT Managers Still Sleepless Over Security Issues . . . READ MORE >




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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
Publisher and Advertising Director: Jenny Thomas
Advertising Sales Representative: Kim Reed
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THIS ISSUE
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Arkeia
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ANSYS
Egenera
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The Linux Beacon

BACK ISSUES

TABLE OF
CONTENTS
Top 500 Supers List Dominated By Exotic Clusters

HP Ships 10 Millionth ProLiant Server, 1 Millionth Linux Box

Netline Moves to U.S., Changes Name, Gears Up Groupware

Sun Takes Java App Server Open Source

But Wait, There's More




The Four Hundred
IBM Is Not Killing Off RPG III, RPG/400 in i5/OS

How the Server Ecosystems Stack Up

SOA: A Life-Line for the iSeries?

As I See It: In the Aftermath

The Windows Observer
Microsoft's Windows 2000 Conundrum

Antivirus, Anti-Spyware Strategy Moves Forward for Microsoft

HP Pumps Out Its 10 Millionth ProLiant Server

ERP Market Grew Solidly in 2004, AMR Research Says

The Unix Guardian
SCO OpenServer 6 Launches with Unix SVR5 Kernel

Top 500 Supers List Dominated By Exotic Clusters

IBM Readies Super-Dense 16-Way p5 Rack Server

ERP Market Grew Solidly in 2004, AMR Research Says




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