RHEL + IBM = Performance Computing

Red Hat and IBM have teamed up to make some high performance Nodes.  These systems can be either Power or x86 systems.  IBM also recently announced their Pure Systems and Pure Application lines of systems.  These are pre-built systems with everything built, tuned and ready for your applications.  You get the benifit of having IBM's team of specialist build up and tune the systems for you which is great for time crunched projects.  IBM of course charges a premium for the systems but they configurations are very flexible. You can check more on the PureSystems here.

Brian Wagner

Brian started working with *nix in while a student at Kent State University in the early 90's. In 1995, as an E-Mail Administrator for Caliber Technology (now part of Fedex) he was tasked with administering Sendmail on both Slackware Linux and Solaris Systems. His first home install of Linux was MkLinux DR1 in 1996 on his 60 Mhz PowerMac. Since then Brian has been working and consulting on Linux and it's uses in the Enterprise to support everything from E-Mail, Firewalls, Web and File serving to custom cluster solutions and grid solutions. Brian has had the opportunity to work in both Fortune 500 companies and small 2 person organizations. This has given him the unique insight into the differences every size business faces.