Total boosts Linux Pangea supercomputer with 4.4 petaflops of compute power
Oil and gas giant Total has chosen SGI to upgrade its supercomputer, adding 4.4 petaflops of compute power to assist in exploration and production of resources.
The company launched the high performance computing (HPC) platform in 2013, dubbed Pangea, which runs on Linux Enterprise Server. Built on SGI’s ICE X technology, it was claimed that the 2.3 petaflop supercomputer was one of the most powerful in the world, housing over 110,000 cores, using Intel Xeon E5-2600 processors.
Running apps in the cloud more than twice as expensive as mainframes
Steven Dickens, Linux go-to-market manager and platform economics lead at IBM, reckons that embracing mainframe to run your applications (more specifically the System z series) can help you save up to 60% compared to the cloud and nearly a third against on-premise standard x86 servers (probably why they got sold theirs to Lenovo then).
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Qt Creator 3.4 RC1 released
We are happy to announce the release of Qt Creator 3.4 RC1 today.
I already described many of the new features in the beta blog post. Since then, we fixed many bugs, including a whole lot of debugger integration issues, and generally polished Qt Creator for release. You find the more complete change log at code.qt.io.
Allwinner: "We Are Taking Initiative Actions Internally"
Allwinner has been taking a lot of heat lately for violating open-source licenses with their Linux binary blob components. They then got caught obfuscating their code to try to hide their usage of open-source code, shifted around their licenses, and has continued jerking around the open-source community.