[svlug] Same as it ever was...
ikluft at thunder.sbay.org
Wed Aug 29 08:13:01 PDT 2001
>From: Paul Reiber <pbr at opencountry.org>
>So far, it seems this year's Linux Expo looks just like last years,
>except things are a little further along...
>Has anyone seen anything truly astounding or unexpected?
IBM's booth up front had a mainframe running thousands of Linux kernels
concurrently, each in their own virtual machine. That system had topped
out in a lab at 99,600 Linux kernels running simultaneously. (I guess
they couldn't quite get to 100,000. :-) If that doesn't qualify as
"astounding or unexpected" then, no, you probably won't find any. :-)
BTW, as shown on Slashdot yesterday (Tuesday), IBM convinced the New York
Stock Exchange to upgrade their trading servers to Linux on IBM mainframes.
I don't think it has sunk in yet how good that news is for Linux. We'll
soon be able to answer any managers who claims Linux isn't ready for prime
time, "Hey! Linux runs the New York Stock Exchange trading floor!" That's
the center of prime time.
I saw the Vovida.org booth had Linux controlling ethernet telephones.
(Bias alert... Vovida.org is an Open Source site operated by my employer.)
As far as convention handouts, Perforce had balsa wood airplane toys.
There's an EFF party at 7:30PM tonight. And EFF has an anti-DMCA march
Thursday at 11:30.
Other than that, I didn't see much of the show floor yesterday (Tuesday).
I got a little "distraction" from some people at ELJ. I was notified
that GizmoCopter won their contest. :-)
So I'll look around for neat new stuff today (Wednesday).
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