Here’s a collection of highlights, selected totally subjectively, from this week’s enterprise HPC news stream as reported at insideHPC.com.
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Server market: we’re number 1. And so are we.
Gartner and IDC release server sales survey results this week and show IBM and HP are number 1.
Market analyst firm IDC just released its Q107 Worldwide Quarterly Server Tracker. That report shows that HP shipped more servers than any other company, and lead the HPC market again in the first quarter of 2007. This is the 20th consecutive quarter that HP has led industry server sales. From HP’s release, “In the high-performance computing market, HP maintained its No. 1 spot for the first quarter of calendar year 2007 with 33.7 percent revenue share.” more
And just to make sure you have a hard time identifying who’s really out front, Gartner announced today that IBM is number one in server revenue share. The difference between this announcement and the HP one appears to be that IDC shows HP as leading in units shipped, while Gartner shows IBM as making more money. If I’m right, I’d rather be IBM. more
Building a cluster with Windows Compute Cluster Server 2003?
There are oodles of information sources out there to help get you started, courtesy of Microsoft’s influence as the 9,000 pound gorilla in IT. But two new ones showed up in this week’s news stream, and I thought I’d point them out to you. The first comes courtesy of Fujitsu in the form of a “best practices” paper on building a Windows CCS cluster with their servers and switches, Myricom cards and drivers, and Active Directory. From the company: