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Red Hat, Inc., today announced a major milestone in the company's long-term strategy of delivering an Open Source Architecture to the enterprise. Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3 is now available, supporting a greatly increased range of IT deployments and spanning seven hardware architectures. Emphasizing scalability, performance and extended system coverage, Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3 provides a stable operating system platform that enables customers to realize the benefits of open source solutions across their complete computing infrastructure - from the desktop to the largest server. The new release has already been welcomed with support by AMD, BakBone, BEA, Dell, Fujitsu, Hitachi, HP, IBM, Intel, NEC, Oracle, and Rackspace. "Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3 marks a significant achievement in the maturation of open source," said Paul Cormier, executive VP of engineering at Red... (more)

Sun Brings Array of New Products and Services to LinuxWorld

This week at LinuxWorld, Sun Microsystems previewed a number of products and roadmaps for Linux support of the Sun Java Enterprise System, Java Studio development tools, and new AMD Opteron processor-based x86 systems. The innovations previewed at LinuxWorld are focused on three key areas: 1) Next-generation desktop technologies including the next version of the Sun Java Desktop System, future management features for the Java Desktop System that allow full control over the desktop experience, Linux on ultra-thin Sun Ray client systems and a radical new 3-D, Java technology-based PC interface (code named "Project Looking Glass"). 2) Enterprise Software and Hardware: Sun will demonstrate the Sun Java Enterprise System at its LinuxWorld booth, January 21-23. The Java Enterprise System began shipping in December 2003 and will be available supporting the Linux OS later thi... (more)

In 2014 Big Data Investments Will Account for Nearly $30 Billion - Eventually Accounting for $76 Billion by 2020 End

DALLAS, Aug. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Amid the proliferation of real time data from sources such as mobile devices, web, social media, sensors, log files and transactional applications, Big Data has found a host of vertical market applications, ranging from fraud detection to R&D. Photo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140821/138541 "Big Data Market: 2014 – 2020 – Opportunities, Challenges, Strategies, Industry Verticals & Forecasts" Key Findings: In 2014 Big Data vendors will pocket nearly $30 Billion from hardware, software and professional services revenues Big Data investments are further expected to grow at a CAGR of nearly 17% over the next 6 years, eventually accounting for $76 Billion by the end of 2020 The market is ripe for acquisitions of pure-play Big Data startups, as competition heats up between IT incumbents Nearly every large scale IT ven... (more)

AMD Wrests Itty-Bitty Clock Uptick out of Athlon MP

AMD on Tuesday squeezed another speed bump out of its Thoroughbred core before the Barton MP that's still on its roadmap materializes. The company says it's got a pure 32-bit 2600+ Athlon MP, good for a fraction above the 2400+ Athlon MP it came out with a month and a half ago rated at 2GHz. This one it says is worth 2.133GHz, but it's supposed to perform better than a 2.6GHz Intel chip on certain applications. The widget supports one- and two-way Windows and Linux servers and workstations. The newly available chip is priced at $273 in 1,000-unit quantities, roughly 50 bucks higher than the 2400+. The Barton MP chip is rumored to be worth 2.4GHz-2.5GHz with added cache and a bigger bus. According to the latest roadmap it scheduled to come out apparently in the second quarter. Meanwhile, AMD is now supposed to debut Opteron, its hybrid 32/64-bit x86-64 also for two-w... (more)

Like God, If AMD Didn't Exist, They'd Have To Invent It

(February 17, 2003) - Fred Hickey, who writes that quietly influential and marvelously debunking Wall Street newsletter called "The High-Tech Strategist," figures that if AMD looks like it's going down for the count - and the Hammer can be salvaged - IBM will rush in and prop AMD up - and if not IBM, then HP for all its doting on Itanium - for the simple reason that the OEMs need AMD to counter Intel. Like God, if AMD didn't exist, they'd have to invent it, he says, pointing to all the times Dell went right up to the edge with AMD only to emerge with better pricing from Intel.  Linuxgram is published weekly by G2 Computer Intelligence Inc. www.g2news.com 323 Glen Cove Ave.; Sea Cliff, NY 11579, USA; Tel: 516 759-7025 - Fax: 516 759-7028 Send press releases to: [email protected] Subscription price per year: $195/£140 individual reader. Corporate Subscription available at qua... (more)

The Linux Week in Review – SYS-CON.TV and LinuxWorld Product Excellence Awards 2006

The winners of this year's "LinuxWorld Product Excellence Awards" were presented with their trophies at LinuxWorld Conference & Expo in Boston at an Awards ceremony emceed by SYS-CON Media Group Publisher & Editorial Director Jeremy Geelan and captured on SYS-CON.TV for distribution Web-wide. The prestigious "Best of Show" Award, presented at the futuristic Boston Convention & Exhibition Center (pictured) went to the Novell-sponsored openSUSE project. The Awards, which as in previous years were organized jointly by SYS-CON Media's LinuxWorld Magazine and IDG World Expo, recognize product and service innovations by LinuxWorld exhibitors and were presented in 12 separate categories, plus the “Best of Show” award. The event was recorded by SYS-CON.TV's cameras at LinuxWorld Conference & Expo, April 5 at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center. Here is t... (more)

Enterprise Open Source Magazine: Intel Among Walking Wounded

The worst thing that could have happened to Intel on Wednesday (April 19) happened. It hit its Q1 consensus numbers, its worst in four years, which has caused it to launch the first company-wide analysis since the mid-1980s. CFO Andy Bryant called it a time for "resolute determination" in getting competitive new products out and holding down spending. He is trying to limit the cuts to "around the edges," and not hamper the liftoff of Intel's next-generation chips next quarter or fire people. (He confirmed the hiring freeze we previously reported.) Good little squirrel that it is Intel is also cutting its stock buy-back by half to preserve principal. And it's going to cut capex spending and R&D by $700 million, altogether it adds up to about a billion pruned. Complaining that sales were off - and making no allusions to AMD, its little share-stealing nemesis in its pres... (more)

Nicholas Negroponte Accuses Intel on "60 Minutes"

Armed with an Intel government presentation critical of the One Laptop Per Child box, OLTC dream spinner Nicholas Negroponte accused Intel on "60 Minutes" of dumping ~$200 Classmate PC laptops on the third-world markets where he's trying to sell his $176 AMD-based widgets - currently in minimum quantities of 250,000. Chalking it up to the Intel-AMD feud, he said Intel was hurting his "mission enormously" and called it "shameless." He needs three million pre-paid orders for Quanta to start volume production. Intel's unabashed chairman Craig Barrett, speaking of the Intel marketing document, said, "That's just the way our business works." Intel isn't "trying to drive him out of business. We've trying to bring capability to young people." And according to Barrett, "There are lots of opportunities for us to work together." Meanwhile, in the states, some schools have sta... (more)

Adobe Wants to Be on the iPhone and Will "Reorganize" Its Mobile and Device Business Unit

Novell has closed on its acquisition of PlateSpin Ltd, whose widgetry can move workloads between physical and virtual environments regardless of platform or OS. Novell is pairing it with its systems management technology and making it part of its Systems and Resource Management Group. Adobe To Do Something about Jobs’ Slurs Rumor has it that in the next few weeks Adobe is going to “reorganize” its Mobile and Device business unit where its Jobs-criticized Flash Lite lives and send the engineers to go work with the larger platform effort and Flash proper, which Jobs has also criticized. Presumably, Adobe is going to do what it takes to appease Jobs. It does want to be on the iPhone and needs Apple’s help. This and No More: Microsoft The Wall Street Journal, still wary of what may only be a cunning strategy, has now been relatively persu... (more)

Amazon CTO Keynotes at Cloud Computing Conference & Expo

In his Cloud Computing Keynote in San Jose, CA, on November 20th - entitled "A Head in the Cloud - The Power of Infrastructure as a Service" - the CTO of Amazon.com, Werner Vogels, discussed the many challenges when building a reliable, flexible architecture that can manage unpredictable behaviors of today's Internet business. Building the right infrastructure that can scale up or down at a moment's notice, notes Amazon.com's VP & CTO Dr Werner Vogels, can be a complicated and expensive task. "But it's essential in today's business landscape," adds Vogels, a distinguished Keynote Speaker at SYS-CON's Cloud Computing Conference & Expo in San Jose, CA. "This applies to an enterprise trying to cut-costs, a young business unexpectedly saturated with customer demand, or a start-up looking to launch," Vogels stressed. His presentation reviewed some of the lessons learned... (more)

Joanna Rutkowska: Making Invisible Things Visible…

I’ve had my issues in the past with Joanna Rutkowska; the majority of which have had nothing to do with technical content of her work, but more along the lines of how it was marketed.  That was then, this is now. Recently, the Invisible Things Lab team have released some really interesting work regarding attacking the SMM.  What I’m really happy about is that Joanna and her team are really making an effort to communicate the relevance and impact  the team’s research and exploits really have in ways they weren’t doing before.  As much as I was critical previously, I must acknowledge and thank her for that, too. I’m reasonably sure that Joanna could care less what I think, but I think the latest work is great and really does indicate the profoundly shaky foundation upon which we’ve built our infrastructure and I am thankful for what this body of work points out.  Her... (more)