Tuesday, February 20, 2007

Egenera Awarded Key New Patent for ARP (Address Resolution Protocol)

Egenera Awarded Key New Patent for Address Resolution Protocol System

MARLBORO, Mass. —February 20, 2007—Egenera Inc., a global leader in datacenter virtualization architecture, today announced that that the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has issued U.S. Patent No. 7,174,390 entitled, "Address resolution protocol system and method in a virtual network." Egenera has earned numerous patents in virtualization, disaster recovery and failover, and power and cooling since its inception in 2000.

Address Resolution Protocol (ARP) within conventional Ethernet networks associates server and application IP addresses with their Ethernet addresses. In systems such as the Egenera® BladeFrame® system that emulate Ethernet semantics on a high-bandwidth, low-latency, point-to-point fabric, virtual circuits in the fabric direct traffic flow. Typically, it is necessary to further convert Ethernet addresses into virtual circuit numbers whenever traffic is sent—adding an extra table look-up for each transmission. Egenera's invention obviates the extra step by combining the virtual circuit table with the ARP table, lowering latency and processing overhead.

"Egenera has a rich history of both innovation and its practical application that drives measurable value for our enterprise customers," said Pete Manca, executive vice president of Engineering and CTO, Egenera. "With a world-class engineering organization, Egenera continues to build a strong intellectual property portfolio that extends our lead and furthers our mission to power the next-generation virtual datacenter."

Egenera was founded in March 2000 by Vern Brownell, former CTO of Goldman Sachs, based on his experience running one of the world's largest and most sophisticated datacenters. An early pioneer in pivotal markets such as virtualization, blade servers and utility computing, Egenera brings its experience and depth to a rapidly growing customer list of global enterprises, service providers and federal agencies.

About Egenera Inc.
Egenera is a global leader in delivering enterprise computing solutions that simplify datacenter operations and infrastructure. The Egenera BladeFrame system simplifies the datacenter with an innovative server architecture specifically designed to reduce complexity and enable IT to respond rapidly to business requirements. Market-leading enterprises around the world trust the Egenera BladeFrame system to run their most important business applications and achieve higher resource utilization, faster application time to market and lower total cost of ownership. Headquartered in Marlboro, Mass., Egenera has offices worldwide. For more information visit www.egenera.com or blogs.egenera.com, call 508-858-2600 or send email to info@egenera.com.

Egenera, Egenera stylized logos and BladeFrame are trademarks or registered trademarks of Egenera Inc. in the United States and/or other countries. All other product names, service marks and trademarks mentioned herein are trademarks of their respective owners.

Egenera press release

Sunday, February 18, 2007

The Open Grid Forum (OGF) today announce its worldwide OGF Affiliate Program

The Open Grid Forum (OGF) today announced its worldwide OGF Affiliate Program and the first five organizations participating in the program including: Grid Consortium Japan, Grid Forum-Netherlands, Grid Forum-Korea, The Israeli Association of Grid Technologies (IGT), and Grid Forum-Singapore.

OGF Affiliates are independent organizations with a legal charter and membership that focuses on grid issues and developments important to their local communities. OGF Affiliates recognize the value of both local and global outreach, education and active participation in shaping the best practices and global standards that enable grid adoption. They are critical contributors to OGF -- serving the interests of a segment of the global grid community consistent with the mission and principles of OGF.

The OGF Affiliate program provides an important 2-way communication channel for feedback and alignment on global standardization issues. It enables consortia from around the world to experience the benefits of aligning with OGF's global mission of accelerating grid adoption.

The Open Grid Forum

Monday, February 12, 2007

80 core teraflop CPU from Intel

Intel's APAC corporate communications manager Nick Jacobs says just ten years ago, the first computer to benchmark at one Teraflops was the ASCI Red. This comprised nearly 10,000 Pentium Pro CPUs each running at 200MHz and used up 500 kiloWatts of power. In comparison, the new Teraflops research chip uses a mere 62 Watts.

The chip mainly developed in Intel India research labs brings a new era to the field of supercomputing.
The eighty-core research chip, running at one Teraflops, was announced at the Integrated Solid State Circuits Conference (ISSCC) in San Francisco today.

The chip gives you 1.01 teraflops at 3.16GHz and what happens if the chip is over clocked to 5.7GHz? yes you get nearly two teraflops, 1.81. But Intel says this increases the energy intake and it is much better to scale the chip in core wise rather tan increasing the frequency

Follow the links the get more info and data.

Intels supcomputr in a chip

Friday, February 09, 2007

MySQL-HA beta 0.6.8 is out

The MySQL-HA project has out dated the recently released Documentation by releasing MySQL-HA beta 0.6.8. I am still running 0.6.6 and may be this weekend I will upgrade to the new version.
MySQL-HA is a project to provide high availability to MySQL database environment. It is a set of utilities that provide high availability for databases using the mysql database server. includes ip address takeover, using a master node and a slave one. You find out more about this project by following the links provided below.

the goal of MySQL-HA is to provide a freely available and community supported clustering tool kit based on MySQL, and focused on service availability. The developers say that they dissect that sentence to reveal that it's not just a quick marketing trick, but a real mission statement.

MySQL-HA project site
MySQL-HA home page
MySQL-HA blog