[Beowulf] Oracle spins own Linux for mega hardware
samuel at unimelb.edu.au
Mon Sep 20 20:09:47 PDT 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..
Christopher Samuel - Senior Systems Administrator
VLSCI - Victorian Life Sciences Computational Initiative
Email: samuel at unimelb.edu.au Phone: +61 (0)3 903 55545
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