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Archives for June 2007

Weekly Takeout for June 30

The Weekly Takeout,’s summary of all the best news from the past week, is up for the week ending June 30. In this week’s episode we cover the big news from the International Supercomputing Conference in Dresden, Germany. Listen to the podcast. Subscribe to the podcast feed. Subscribe in iTunes. (coming soon; until then, […]

More buttons in the wild

In what has been a stunning response to getting kicked in the pants, I got two emails today with more pictures from the first ever button-palooza (click the thumbs for big pics). An anonymous reader from LBL (in my head I call him Steve) sent me this pic of the buttons in his cube. […]

Windows CCS web site

By the way, Microsoft updated their CCS web site sometime over the past couple weeks. Looks a lot spiffier, and is jam packed with information that someone is updating regularly. Request: please (please?) add an RSS link for CCS news and updates so I don’t have to load the web page every. Single. Day. Please. […]

Firm ship for Barcelona: kinda sucky now, but it will be better later. Honest.

AMD has announced a firm ship for Barcelona: it will start moving out the door to systems manufacturers in August, with systems sporting the chip not really showing up in quantity until late September or on into October. Both standard and low power versions will be available. AMD had announced the chip would ship in […]

Cyber Security Report Released

Melissa over at the CRA’s blog points out that that big cyber security report we’ve been hearing so much about (well, I’ve heard about it twice in 6 months) is out. The National Research Council of the National Academies of Science released a new report on cyber security and research called “Toward a Safer and […]

New Globus Eclipse release

GDT 1.2.0; details on Ian Foster’s blog. (If I hadn’t added this paragraph, this would have been the shortest post ever on

IBM two-for: 1350 updates confirmed, ship with CCS

Um…that’s a pretty all-ecompassing headline. We mentioned at the beginning of the week The Register’s scoop on the upgrades to the IBM System Cluster 1350 line; they’re confirmed in this release. Today IBM updated the System Cluster 1350 to include IBM multi-core processor-based BladeCenter and System x servers, IBM System Storage and networking technologies from […]

Allinea brings its parallel debugger to Windows for CCS users

HPCwire is carrying news from UK software company Allinea that they’re bringing their parallel debugging tool to Windows for CCS users: With the growing adoption of Microsoft Windows Compute Cluster Server 2003 for high-performance computing (HPC) applications, Allinea Software today announced a collaboration with Microsoft that will result in advanced parallel debugging features within Microsoft […]

Intel's Core 2 Bios fix

Not HPC, but you might care: Intel has released a BIOS patch for Windows machines running Core 2 and Xeon 3000/5000 chips that addresses potential unpredictable system behavior. …Symptoms include mouse and keyboard failure, Windows Blue Screen of Death, and Linux generating a kernel panic. More here.

Fujitsu's new blade servers

Short piece over at The Reg on Fujitsu’s new offering The Primergy two-socket BX620 S4 server comes loaded with either Intel’s dual or quad-core Xeon processors. The chassis (BX600 S3) features a new midplane that operates as an interface between the server blades and system components. It is compatible with previous generations of Intel-based and […]