[Beowulf] Oracle spins own Linux for mega hardware
samuel at unimelb.edu.au
Mon Sep 20 23:09:47 EDT 2010
-----BEGIN PGP SIGNED MESSAGE-----
On 21/09/10 06:53, John Hearns wrote:
> Seems strange that these suddenly appear after the Sun
> acquisition. My take on it - a Sun HPC box which is being
> repurposed as a high end database server.
Actually I suspect it's the other way around, I'm guessing
they're taking the Sun Exadata2 (pre-dates the purchase) and
are working to make that a more general purpose "cloud" system.
They could be using something like ScaleMP to build larger
SMP's over its internal IB fabric.
Their 2.6.32 based kernel might also be interesting, a little
bird tells me they've added some performance patches to it..
Christopher Samuel - Senior Systems Administrator
VLSCI - Victorian Life Sciences Computational Initiative
Email: samuel at unimelb.edu.au Phone: +61 (0)3 903 55545
-----BEGIN PGP SIGNATURE-----
Version: GnuPG v1.4.10 (GNU/Linux)
Comment: Using GnuPG with Mozilla - http://enigmail.mozdev.org/
-----END PGP SIGNATURE-----
Beowulf mailing list, Beowulf at beowulf.org sponsored by Penguin Computing
To change your subscription (digest mode or unsubscribe) visit http://www.beowulf.org/mailman/listinfo/beowulf
This message has been scanned for viruses and
dangerous content by MailScanner, and is
believed to be clean.
More information about the Beowulf