Red Hat has announced the release of the latest update to its current Linux operating system for the business environment. Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 5.5 comes with broader hardware support, including for some of the latest server processor lines from the biggest players on the market, Intel, AMD and IBM. It also sup...
Oracle will port its Enterprise Linux distribution to Sun's Sparc processor, a move that could help it compete better against IBM and Hewlett-Packard in the high-end server business. CEO Larry Ellison made the disclosure in response to a question about Oracle's Linux strategy at the company's Sparc systems launch last Thursday.
Scientific Linux, the recompiled Red Hat Enterprise Linux, is fully compatible with Red Hat Enterprise Linux and provides additional packages which are not found in the upstream product. So many file systems like Cluster Suite and Global File System (GFS), FUSE, OpenAFS, Squashfs, Unionfs and so on are included in Scientific Linux 6.2 RC1.
Yellow Dog Enterprise Linux for GPU computing
The H Open: “The Japanese Fixstars Corporation, which specialises in software for the Cell processors, has announced the release of Yellow Dog Enterprise Linux (YDEL) 6.2 for CUDA, the first enterprise Linux OS optimised for GPU computing.”
My box is using intel i7 with hyperthreading enabled. So it has 8 logical processors. I am confused about their numbering.
I checked the /proc/cpuinfo file, the processor id, core id, and siblings do not AT ALL give any information about the REAL topology of the processors (e.g., the processor ids range from 0 to 7, and all the core ids are 0).
My home PC is pretty old (1.8 Ghz P4 processor, 40GB HDD and 128MB ram). I want to reassemble my PC, but I cant invest lot of money into it. From what I see the major components I need are MotherBoard, Processor, RAM and HDD.