Language Selection

English French German Italian Portuguese Spanish

Linux consortium gets valley boost

Filed under
Linux

Gelato. The mere mention of the tasty treat makes Lily's mouth water.

But that won't divert attention from the Silicon Valley connections to the Gelato Foundation, a group with a chilling mission.

Silicon Graphics Inc. of Mountain View, which makes computers for the likes of scientists and graphic artists, is becoming an industry sponsor for the federation, an international research consortium with the mission of advancing open source software in the form of the Linux OS Intel Itanium 2 platform.

The idea is to develop open-source software for academic, government and industrial HCP research.
Gelato's name stems from the popular penguin logo for Linux. Cold? Sweet? Get it?

SGI hopes to gain some perspectives from Gelato's international users. And in return the company will loan an SGI Altix 350 midrange system to the University of New South Wales. The university and SGI will each host speakers every quarter to create early access to code that will allow Gelato researchers to become pre-beta testers on the Altix 350 and on Hewlett-Packard integrity servers running Linux software.

Gelato's founding sponsor, Hewlett-Packard Co. of Palo Alto, will host Gelato's May meeting called "Understanding Your Itanium System to Maximize Performance." More than 100 scientists and engineers will descend on San Jose from May 22 through May 25 for the conference.

Source.

More in Tux Machines

3 Alternatives to the Adobe PDF Reader on Linux

Adobe has pulled the plug on supporting its PDF reader app for Linux. This should come as no surprise, as the last time Adobe Reader for Linux was updated came in May 2013. But until recently, you could at least download and install Reader on your Linux desktop machine. Now? You can’t. If you go to the Adobe Reader site, you’ll find the Linux installer is no longer available. Read more

How OpenStack powers the research at CERN

OpenStack has been in a production environment at CERN for more than a year. One of the people that has been key to implementing the OpenStack infrastructure is Tim Bell. He is responsible for the CERN IT Operating Systems and Infrastructure group which provides a set of services to CERN users from email, web, operating systems, and the Infrastructure-as-a-Service cloud based on OpenStack. Read more

WE’RE HOSTING AN OPENDAYLIGHT HACKFEST IN JAPAN!

The OpenDaylight Project has quickly grown to become a global community, with more than 250 contributors working to advance open SDN and NFV from all corners of the world. This includes 11 ambassadors worldwide and OpenDaylight User Groups (ODLUG) in six cities across three countries. We are excited to host our first OpenDaylight HackFest in Japan in less than two weeks, and the good news is that it’s free to attend. Read more

Debian Project mourns the loss of Peter Miller

The Debian Project recently learned that it has lost a member of its community. Peter Miller died on July 27th after a long battle with leukemia. Peter was a relative newcomer to the Debian project, but his contributions to Free and Open Source Software goes back the the late 1980s. Peter was significant contributor to GNU gettext as well as being the main upstream author and maintainer of other projects that ship as part of Debian, including, but not limited to srecord, aegis and cook. Peter was also the author of the paper "Recursive Make Considered Harmful". The Debian Project honours his good work and strong dedication to Debian and Free Software. The contributions of Peter will not be forgotten, and the high standards of his work will continue to serve as an inspiration to others. Read more