This comes just as IBM adds InfiniBand switches to its Linux cluster solutions.
Sure, but now it's standard. To me that means something, not just for InfiniBand. As the base OS adds high-end tools, two things happen. First, Linux races further up the stack toward what we used to call a "mainframe" operating environment. Second, high-end tools like InfiniBand come within reach of the ordinary Joe, Jane, Rajesh and Chen.
I think that makes this news important. (If you don't know what I'm talking about you can use the links within the story to learn more than you ever wanted to know about InfiniBand.)
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