High performance computing

VMware Server is an entry-level server virtualization solution, which is proprietary, freeware software. VMware released version 2.0 beta of Server on July 1, 2008. New version provides appliance like control using nothing but a webbrowser.

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Multipath I/O is a fault-tolerance and performance enhancement technique whereby there is more than one physical path between the CPU in a computer system and its mass storage devices through the buses, controllers, switches, and bridge devices connecting them. A simple example would be a SCSI disk connected to two SCSI controllers on the same […]

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IOzone is a filesystem benchmark tool. The benchmark generates and measures a variety of file operations. Iozone has been ported to many systems and runs under many operating systems including Windows, UNIX, Linux and BSD. This article gives you a jumpstart on performing benchmark on filesystem using iozone a free Filesystem Benchmark utility under Linux.

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AdvFS is a file system that was developed by Digital Equipment Corp and continues to be part of HP’s Tru64 operating system. AdvFS has been released under GPL v2.

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udev allows Linux users to have a dynamic /dev directory and it provides the ability to have persistent device names. In this tip you will learn about creating the static SCSI device name for /block/sdd as /dev/scsiharddisk.

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Linux captures the ‘green’ flag, beats Windows 2008 power-saving measures Independent tests show that Red Hat Linux pulls as much as 12% less power than Windows 2008 on identical hardware.

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Anyone else finding Amazon unavailable? If anything can go wrong, it will.

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