Friday, July 29, 2005

Is your Grid Secure?

If not or if you are not so sure, now there is a guidline to follow!. Enterprice Grid Alliance has relesed "Leading Industry Organizations Provide Guidelines for Security Practitioners to Evaluate and Manage Risk", which you could read online or download as a PDF document.

Friday, July 22, 2005

New York State Center of Excellence in Bioinformatics and Life Sciences doubles capacity of cluster

In response to the soaring demand for computational power by the hundreds of researchers who depend on it, UB has expanded the computing capacity of the Center for Computational Research in its New York State Center of Excellence in Bioinformatics and Life Sciences with the installation of a new Dell high-performance computing cluster.

The cluster, with 1,668 processors, nearly doubles the Center of Excellence's computing capacity. If this cluster was listed on the current top 500 list of the world's fastest supercomputers, (, it would be among the 40 fastest individual machines.

The cluster was purchased with $2.3 million in federal funds appropriated for the Center of Excellence as a result of the efforts of Rep. Thomas M. Reynolds, Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton and Sen. Charles E. Schumer.

Saturday, July 16, 2005

Most clusters and Grids are safe

I am an avid fan of Linux and anything related to linux. So are clustering and Grid.
I was following SCO's case because it was targeting Linux. They said that they had a smoking gun. Well it seems it is another pipe dream in SCOums arsenel.

Monday, July 11, 2005

Oracle Database 10g Release 2 delivers increased grid computing capabilities

Oracle today announced the general availability of Oracle® Database 10g Release 2, which delivers a more robust implementation of the Oracle Database 10g Release 1 feature set. The new release adds compelling improvements in performance, availability, manageability and security to assist customers and partners in achieving a higher quality of service, while reducing the cost and complexity of information management. Oracle Database 10g is the only database designed for grid computing.

Oracle Database 10g Release 2 features new capabilities that deliver improved performance and availability, including:

* New sorting techniques greatly enhance the performance of all sorting
operations, such as queries and index creation, and eliminate the need
for costly pre-load sort operations and related third-party software;
* Oracle Data Guard's new automated capabilities enable failover to a
standby database in seconds following a disaster, even in unattended

Friday, July 08, 2005

Activegrid LAMP is lighting up!

ActiveGrid Inc.’s campaign for helping Open Source LAMP-based tools and platforms to play a growing role in enterprise app development is getting a boost from some of the biggest names in LAMP, including Red Hat and Novell (Linux), Covalent (Apache), MySQL AB (MySQL), and Zend (PHP scripting language).
Activegrid's yared says it is time to move,
"ActiveGrid’s vision is based on a shift away from conventional languages like Java and C, to Open Source, native XML, and grid computing. The reason, Yared says, is that enterprise managers, architects and even devs, are beginning to see that the current way of building and updating apps is just too costly and time-consuming."

Wednesday, July 06, 2005

Want to step into Grid technology?

Step in by creating cluster! has all the information you need.
The site provides resources and links for one to find information. And if you are a Guru in the field, you may provide that valuble information to users of the site via wiki like interface