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Subject: The Linux Beacon, May 24, 2005
Date: Tue, 24 May 2005 05:14:31 -0400 IT Jungle--The Linux Beacon

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Volume 2, Number 20 -- May 24, 2005

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Penguin Computing Touts Updated Beowulf Linux Clustering
by Timothy Prickett Morgan

As promised, the Scyld Software unit of Penguin Computing has begin shipping its latest release of the Beowulf clustering software that its founders created for the Linux operating system. Last week, Scyld was demonstrating Beowulf Series 29 cz-5 at the BioIT World conference in Boston. With the latest release, Scyld is hoping to significantly increase the use of its software in clusters, and it will be using the $10 million in funding it secured in November 2004 to promote Beowulf. READ MORE >


IBM Bundles Software with Blades to Push Sales
by Timothy Prickett Morgan

Over the past two years, IBM has come from behind in the nascent blade server market to take more than half of the market share. Market share is often fleeting in a young market--as blade server inventor RLX Technologies, which late last year left the business, and as Hewlett-Packard, which lost the pole position to IBM, have also learned. IBM wants to keep its lead, and it is going to sell blades as configured systems to do it. READ MORE >

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PeopleSoft Founder Duffield Readies New ERP Software
by Timothy Prickett Morgan

If you were the founder of one of the largest application software development firms in history, and if the CEO that you put in place several years ago so you could relax a little got into a hostile takeover situation with his former employer--which happened to be in the same application software business--and that former employer ended up acquiring your company and making you hopping mad and stinking rich at the same time, what would you do? That is the interesting question that PeopleSoft founder, Dave Duffield, has almost answered. READ MORE >


HP Pulls Off a Respectable Second Fiscal Quarter
by Timothy Prickett Morgan

Hewlett-Packard's new president and CEO, Mark Hurd, got his first try in the HP hot seat last week as the company reported its financial results for the second fiscal quarter ended April 30. And while Hurd cannot take much credit for the numbers that HP turned in, he can at least breathe a little more easily than if HP had turned in much worse numbers. All in all, considering IBM's recent Wall Street miss, HP did okay in its most similar quarter. READ MORE >


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   But Wait, There's More

Bull Launches New NovaScale Itanium Boxes . . . Novell Donates $1.5 Million of SUSE Linux Software and Training to Educational Institutions . . . Solaris-Sparc Bests Lintel Iron on OLTP Tests . . . Cray Posts Loss on Weak First Quarter . . . Paul Otellini Takes Over CEO Post at Intel . . . Google Delivers Enterprise Search Tool . . . IBM Adopts Firefox for Internal Use . . . READ MORE >

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Editor: Timothy Prickett Morgan
Contributing Editors: Dan Burger, Joe Hertvik, Kevin Vandever,
Shannon O'Donnell, Victor Rozek, Hesh Wiener, Alex Woodie
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Penguin Computing Touts Updated Beowulf Linux Clustering

IBM Bundles Software with Blades to Push Sales

PeopleSoft Founder Duffield Readies New ERP Software

HP Pulls Off a Respectable Second Fiscal Quarter

But Wait, There's More

The Four Hundred
IBM Pilots Aggressive Middleware Pricing on i5 520s

PeopleSoft Founder Duffield Readies New ERP Software

Oracle Apps on the iSeries: It Depends on What Your Definition of "Support" Is

As I See It: Chain of Command

The Windows Observer
One Year Later, Sun-Microsoft Alliance Starting to Bear Fruit

IBM Bundles Software with Blades to Push Sales

Original Debuts Tool for Testing Lotus Notes Apps

Mad Dog 21/21: Colophon While It Lasted

The Unix Guardian
Fujitsu Bumps Up the Clocks on PrimePower Servers

HP Pulls Off a Respectable Second Fiscal Quarter

One Year Later, Sun-Microsoft Alliance Starting to Bear Fruit

IBS to Port OS/400 Apps to Unix, Windows, and Linux

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