||Subject:|| Tux takes on supercomputing||Date:|| Thu, 2 Oct 2003 16:15:28 -0400
October 2, 2003
Open Magazine - Your strategic guide to Open Source
Listen, the Houdinis on Madison Avenue do it all the time. They take
sleepy companies performing badly on Wall Street and just change the
tune, the logo, and the company name. Presto, breakfast cereals making
preschoolers sulk are redirected to single females snacking for success.
Can the same thing happen to, hold on to your seats, SuSE? SUSE is the
new name. What's more, there's a new motto, new ad campaign, and even a
new branding mission. We explore what this all means.
This week, we also report on Sandia National Labs, where the Red Storm
supercomputer from Cray is using SLES especially optimized for 64-bit
Opteron. SuSE Linux's Holger Dyroff comments on the Cray relationship
and SuSE's technology advances.
Then stay tuned for later this week, when openBench Labs looks deeper
into the SuSE files with a detailed look at SUSE 9.0. But wait, there's
more...tests are already underway in our labs of a supersecret Opteron
blade server running SLES to be revealed later this month.
In the meantime, for getting a grip on the new SUSE balance between
teraflops and terra firma, click:
The editors of Open magazine