Intel released an update to its VTune Performance Analyzer tool for Linux,
which identifies lines of code in an application that consume excessive
processor resources so that developers can remove potential performance
Release 2 of the thing adds native support for Itanium and graphical viewers
that let developers tune their apps for more performance directly in a Linux
It also features Java support, a user guide and "flow of control" analysis
previously only available for Windows applications. It includes a "Pack and
Go" option so results from a Linux server can be transferred back to a
Windows system with remote support for Linux.
The upgrade costs $700.
Intel also introduced version 2.0 of the VTune Performance Analyzer Driver
Kit, which offers open source drivers for the analyzer so developers to use
it with unsupported Linux distribut... (more)
SCO CEO Darl McBride claims that the discovery that IBM has turned over so
far - the stuff that nobody outside the two companies has seen yet - is
proving out SCO's contention that IBM played fast and loose with SCO code,
which makes him wonder about the caliber of the smoking gun IBM's hiding in
the discovery it's trying to keep from SCO. That being said, we assume he's
taking his bodyguard with him to SCO Forum in Las Vegas next week.
In keeping with its multi-cloud manifesto, RightScale, the cloud manager, has
added support for Amazon's weeks-old EC2 Europe cloud.
Amazon Web Services global and European Amazon EC2 customers can now access
RightScale's automated cloud management platform to manage and scale cloud
deployments as well as facilitate application migration and management back
and forth between Amazon's US and EU clouds.
In December, Amazon gave European businesses the option of running their EC2
applications on a local cloud. It's a way to reduce latency and help with EU
regulatory requirements on ... (more)
Citrix is making an all-out strategic strike on VMware. It’s going to stop
selling XenServer 5 – the open source virtual infrastructure that it’s
added a bunch of proprietary features to since it acquired XenSource last
year – and offer it to all comers for free.
It says VMware sells the equivalent technology for $50,000 for a 10-server
Citrix is obviously trying to rot out VMware’s revenue base; and for
maximum effect it unleashed the announcement the day before VMware Europe
opened in Cannes; Citrix will be there so it can gauge the impact.
XenServer includes a 64... (more)
IBM claims to have created new species of custom-built, industry-standard,
Linux-based rack server for Web 2.0 and Cloud Computing companies with
massive data centers and tens of thousands of servers, like online gaming,
social networks, search and Internet firms.
A relatively limited marketplace of maybe a thousand companies with fat
wallets capable of shelling out tens of millions for such system.
IBM means to replace the white boxes they use now or build themselves like
It says it’s got a few hundred early adopters and potential customers
in China, Germany, ... (more)