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Next BorderManager on deck

Kevan Barney

August 2, 2006 2:58 pm

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A new version of Novell BorderManager is on the horizon, version 3.9. See a few details here, and a few more here.

It’s almost like we’re flying …

Kevan Barney

August 1, 2006 6:04 pm

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There’s more interesting SUSE Linux Enterprise Server-related news out of SGI. Lockheed Martin has selected the SGI Altix 4700 server running SUSE Linux Enterprise Server from Novell to serve as the host computing platform for the F-35 “Lightning II” Training Devices. The F-35 Lightning II is also known as the Joint Strike Fighter.And in case …

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The forecast calls for blue skies and speedy processing

Kevan Barney

July 18, 2006 3:52 pm

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Defense and government contractor Raytheon has selected high-performance computing systems from SGI to help fulfill an existing contract between Raytheon and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration to provide the computational resources to run mathematical models and computer simulations to help better understand global climate change.As you might have guessed, the systems run SUSE Linux …

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Your Linux is ready

Kevan Barney

July 17, 2006 3:59 pm

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You’ve probably seen our news today about the availability of SUSE Linux Enterprise 10. You can read the announcement so I won’t rehash it … and you can see it all for yourself if you get a chance to come by the Novell booth in August at LinuxWorld in San Francisco.I did want to point …

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Everyone loves a good record

Kevan Barney

July 11, 2006 4:24 pm

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Sybase and IBM set a record, and they used SUSE Linux Enterprise Server from Novell to do it. This one is a new transaction processing performance record for 2-core systems, set by delivering 81,439 transactions per minute on the leading TPC-C benchmark.In addition to beating an earlier Linux record, it also beats the previous 2-core …

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Superior performance and handling

Kevan Barney

July 10, 2006 3:26 pm

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The Open PR blog has been a little quiet the last week … apparently there was much barbecuing to be done. Now that that is taken care of, we’ll get things rolling again with a link to a story about a cool Novell customer you may have heard of — Audi.Audi updates its high-performance computing …

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Time for hands-on evaluation

Kevan Barney

June 28, 2006 1:17 pm

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You’ve been reading about it, and maybe even writing about it. But if you haven’t had an opportunity to take it for a spin, here’s your chance. Preview versions of SUSE Linux Enterprise 10 products, for both the server and desktop, are now available for download and evaluation.The news brief is here, and the software …

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Keeping in touch

Kevan Barney

June 22, 2006 6:02 pm

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Big management news day for Novell today, but I wanted to point out some good collaboration product news … GroupWise Mobile Server and GroupWise 7 SP1 are now available. See the news here, and check out more info on the GroupWise product page here.

High performance in the market data race

Kevan Barney

June 21, 2006 5:04 pm

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Interesting news on the financial services front, as Novell is working with Intel, Voltaire and Wombat to provide technology performance breakthroughs for customers in that industry. See the announcement here.As you can see on our Web site, leading financial groups worldwide have partnered with Novell to gain competitive advantage and grow in a dynamic market. …

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Retailers … they know what sells

Kevan Barney

May 25, 2006 4:49 pm

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You probably saw Novell’s news with NCR earlier this week. Novell continues to pick up steam in the retail industry, as evidenced by three recent customer stories that highlight different Novell solutions for different customer needs, although all are in the retail industry. Success Apparel, Karstadt and Jan Linders are having a similar experience, as …

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