The 33. International Supercomputing Conference (ISC) 09 has released its Top 500 List. US machines dominate the first ten positions with Linux Roadrunner leading, but slots 3 and 10 have been taken by Linux PCs from the Juelich development center in Germany.more »
Data Center Intro Smart tools for the cloud and rackJun 01, 2009
The server space is changing, bringing new opportunities for the agile admin. If you plan on taking up residence in the new data center, you'd better get your toolkit ready. This month we explore tools and techniques for data center and server room environments.more »
PelicanHPC Turn your desktop computer into a high-performance cluster with PelicanHPCJun 01, 2009
Crunch big numbers with your very own high-performance computing cluster.more »
Novell announced today that SUSE Linux Enterprise Server (SLES) is officially out in version 11. The SLES extensions for Mono and the desktop version SLED 11 should also concurrently hit the market. A high-availability extension is to follow.more »
Virtual Admin Tools for managing virtual environmentsJan 01, 2009
This month we examine techniques for deploying and managing virtual systems.more »
Rocks Clustering Creating virtual clusters with RocksJan 01, 2009
Rocks offers an easy solution for clustering with virtual machines.more »
Austrian company Linbit has announced that it is merging its DRBD+ commercial high availability (HA) software with the open source version DRBD to make a free software solution.more »
At the USENIX LISA conference in San Diego, Lee Damon and Mike Ciavarella presented a foundation workship as a tutorial for admins with tips and tricks for working efficiently. The presentors didn't agree on all points, but one commonality was that they advised against running High Performance Computing (HPC) together with virtualization.more »
Mozilla’s product think tank sinks silently into history.
TODO group will focus on open source tools in large-scale environments.
New tool will look like GParted but support a wider range of storage technologies.
New public key pinning feature will help prevent man-in-the-middle attacks.
Carnegie Mellon researchers say 3 million pages could fall down the phishing hole in the next year.
The US government rolls new best-practice rules for protecting SSH.
Klaus Knopper announces the latest version of his iconic Live Linux system.
DARPA and NICTA release the code for the ultra-secure microkernel system used in aerial drones.