Ultimate Boot CD 5.3.4 Officially Released, Includes PhotoRec 7.0 and TestDisk 7.0
Ultimate Boot CD, an ISO image that gathers together all the necessary tools for helping users with advanced system repair tasks and general system maintenance, reached version 5.3.4.
Also: MakuluLinux 9 Xfce Is Available for Download, Based on Ubuntu 14.04.2 LTS and Xfce 4.12
Korora MATE Has Returned and It Looks Gorgeous, Based on Fedora 21
GNOME's Mutter Updated for GNOME 3.18 with More Wayland Improvements
Mutter, the default window manager and compositor of the acclaimed GNOME desktop environment received an update as part of the first development release of the upcoming GNOME 3.18, due for release on October 23, 2015.
Ubuntu 16.04 LTS Won't Have Unity 8 by Default, the Community Will Decide
Canonical wanted to have Unity 8 and Mir ready for Ubuntu 16.04 LTS in order to provide them by default, but it looks like that is not going to happen. Instead, the community will be able to choose the default desktop they want for that particular LTS release.
Linux Widens HPC Goalposts
It is well known that the term “high performance computing” (HPC) originally describes the use of parallel processing for running advanced application programs efficiently, reliably and quickly. The term applies especially to systems that function above a teraflop or 10^12 floating-point operations per second, and is also often used as a synonym for supercomputing. Technically a supercomputer is a system that performs at or near the currently highest operational rate for computers. To increase systems performance, over time the industry has moved from uni-processor to SMP to distributed-memory clusters, and finally to multicore and manycore chips.
However, for a growing number of users and vendors, HPC today refers not to cores, cycles, or FLOPS but to discovery, efficiency, or time to market. Some years ago, IDC came up with the interpretation of HPC to High Productivity Computing, highlighting the idea that HPC provides a more effective and scalable productivity to customers, and this term fits really well for most commercial customers.