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Archive for June 7th, 2005

Decoding the Genome Needs Superpower

Tuesday, June 7th, 2005

Roland Piquepaille writes on his weblog: The Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute is one of the largest genomics data centers in the world. In “The Hum and the Genome“, the Scientist writes about the IT infrastructure needed to handle the avalanche of data that researchers have to analyze. With its 2,000 processors and its 300 terabytes of storage, the data center uses today about 0.75 megawatts (MW) of power at a cost of €140,000 per year (about $170K). But the data center will need more than a petabyte of storage within three years, and its yearly electricity bill will reach €500,000 (more than $600K) for about 1.4 MW, enough to power more than a thousand homes. Read the full article, and see diagrams at the weblog.

* Roland Piquepaille’s Technology Trends | Decoding the Genome Needs Superpower

Apple Opens Safari CVS Following KHTML Crtiticism

Tuesday, June 7th, 2005

rohanl writes “Apple has responded to recent criticisms from the KHTML developers by providing a live CVS repository (including all history) of WebCore, JavaScriptCore and the newly open sourced WebKit, public mailing list, IRC channel and bug database. Details at the new webkit.opendarwin.org

Slashdot | Apple Releases WebKit

Linux For Cell Processor Workstation

Tuesday, June 7th, 2005

/. News for nerds writes “The Cell processor from Sony, Toshiba and IBM, has been known as the chip that powers the upcoming PlayStation 3 computer entertainment system, but except for that very little is known about how it’s applied to a real use. This time, at LinuxTag 2005 from 22nd to 25rd June 2005, at Messe- und Kongresszentrum Karlsruhe, Germany, Arnd Bergmann of IBM will speak

about the Cell Processor programming model under Linux, and the Linux kernel in the first Cell Processor-based workstation computer, which premieres at Linuxtag 2005.”

* Slashdot | Linux For Cell Processor Workstation