Do you want 288 Cores in a 4U rack?

Let's just say that we do.  Talk about being able to get your VM's on.  Serverwatch.com has an article about Calexeda and HP have announced that HP will be using their ARM based processors in a new line of lower power high performance computers.  While these are aimed at hitting your heavy processing tasks they will work amazingly for most web site type loads where you have a whole lot of users making somewhat simple requests.  These workloads make great use of multiple cores no matter what their speed.  The one question we have is how much memory are we going to be able to put into the machine?  For more of our comments check out the podcast.

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.