Total boosts Linux Pangea supercomputer with 4.4 petaflops of compute power
Oil and gas giant Total has chosen SGI to upgrade its supercomputer, adding 4.4 petaflops of compute power to assist in exploration and production of resources.
The company launched the high performance computing (HPC) platform in 2013, dubbed Pangea, which runs on Linux Enterprise Server. Built on SGI’s ICE X technology, it was claimed that the 2.3 petaflop supercomputer was one of the most powerful in the world, housing over 110,000 cores, using Intel Xeon E5-2600 processors.
Running apps in the cloud more than twice as expensive as mainframes
Steven Dickens, Linux go-to-market manager and platform economics lead at IBM, reckons that embracing mainframe to run your applications (more specifically the System z series) can help you save up to 60% compared to the cloud and nearly a third against on-premise standard x86 servers (probably why they got sold theirs to Lenovo then).
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Qt Creator 3.4 RC1 released
We are happy to announce the release of Qt Creator 3.4 RC1 today.
I already described many of the new features in the beta blog post. Since then, we fixed many bugs, including a whole lot of debugger integration issues, and generally polished Qt Creator for release. You find the more complete change log at code.qt.io.
Allwinner: "We Are Taking Initiative Actions Internally"
Allwinner has been taking a lot of heat lately for violating open-source licenses with their Linux binary blob components. They then got caught obfuscating their code to try to hide their usage of open-source code, shifted around their licenses, and has continued jerking around the open-source community.
Watch this Speed Test: iPhone 6 vs Samsung Galaxy S6 edge
How fast is the Samsung Galaxy S6 edge? We already know the phone is tough and ready for rough use according to a recent drop test video we've seen but is the phone speedy enough? The South Korean tech giant boasts that the Samsung Exynos 7 Octacore processor makes the Galaxy S6 edge very fast. This is the first time Samsung has ditched the Qualcomm Snapdragon for its very own Exynos processor. It seems to be a good decision now that there's a demo video proof that the Samsung Exynos 7 is faster than the A8 processor used on the iPhone 6.
The benefits of open source identity management software
What happens when your identity vendor doubles its software maintenance costs and management is so tired of being held at virtual vendor gunpoint that they start looking for an equivalent product in the marketplace? Realistically, there are two ways to respond to this problem: First, go with another vendor and hope it doesn't have the same sales strategy as the last one, or second, look to see if there's something on the open source...
Locally Integrated Menus back on Vivid Vervet’s menu
Ubuntu 15.04, Vivid Vervet, just might be one of the biggest Ubuntu releases in several years. It might be more remarkable, though, for what you don’t see.
The beta is now here, ahead of this month’s scheduled release.
Anyone paying any amount of attention to the Linux world over the past couple of years has likely at least heard of systemd.
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