[Beowulf] Oracle spins own Linux for mega hardware

Christopher Samuel samuel at unimelb.edu.au
Mon Sep 20 23:09:47 EDT 2010


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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..

cheers!
Chris
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