[News] Linux Improves Scheduler Performance, SGI Chooses GNU/Linux for Performance



  • 1. Another way around DRM
    As Apple and other makers of players add new features, and many people buy new players to get those new features, a lot of people end up owning multiple players. It occurs to me that a group of friends and acquaintances could pool together their old players, and use them as carries for passing around DRMed media. E.g., if I want to loan a friend an audiobook, I could just grab an old iPod, put the book on it, and give that iPod to the friend. That friend, after listening, could wipe it and use it for loaning one of his books to someone, and so on. As players come down in price (iPod shuffle starts at $49 now), I could even see people keeping a couple around just for this. I wonder what the publishers would think of this? -- --Tim Smith

[News] Linux Improves Scheduler Performance, SGI Chooses GNU/Linux for Performance

Postby Roy Schestowitz » Thu, 15 Nov 2007 20:23:19 GMT

Scheduler Fixes

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| Ingo Molnar sent a merge request to Linus Torvalds for the latest CFS fixes. 
| CFS, the Completely Fair Scheduler, was merged into the mainline Linux kernel 
| in July of 2007. It was first included in the 2.6.23 kernel, released in 
| October of 2007.    


They still debate CK's patchset.

Born-Again SGI Spreads Its Wings

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| Another key aspect of their strategy in this market is the company's 
| Industrial Strength Linux Environment (ISLE) initiative, aimed at creating a  
| software environment that meets the expectations of high performance business 
| computing customers.  


Linux keeps growing in HPC. I've just realised that Linux is up from 86% to 92%
in just a few months (Windows declines/stays the same at 1%). Wow. Talk about
reversal of roles...


Blade Servers Make It to the Top HPC Sites

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| Linux has ruled the Top 500 list for quite some time, and the advent of a 
| Windows alternative from Microsoft has not, as yet, changed that. Linux is 
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| the sole operating system on 426 of the 500 machines in the November ranking, 
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| or 85.2 percent of the machines, and is also usually the other operating
| ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
| system in the 34 hybrid platforms that make up another 6.8 percent of 
| machines on the list.     


Red Hat and Platform Computing Collaborate to Deliver Integrated HPC Solution

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| HPC Solution, that fully integrates Platform's Open Cluster Stack1 with Red 
| Hat Enterprise Linux. 


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