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Confirmed: Red Hat buys Cygnus. Confirming our report from last week, Red Hat has announced the acquisition of Cygnus Solutions for $674 million in stock. This move positions Red Hat well for a move into the embedded systems arena, and brings in a lot of other skills as well. For more information, see our talk with Donnie Barnes at Comdex.
A new cluster from SGI. A special session held on Monday at the Supercomputing '99 show demonstrated a cluster based on the Intel Itanium chips. The session was sponsored by SGI and the National Computational Science Alliance and featured speakers from the NCSA, Intel and SGI. "The high-performance computing community is at a critical juncture in its history. The community will either continue down its familiar path of company proprietary software and RISC processor building blocks or begin to move toward a new model of high-performance computing based on commodity, high-volume parts and common software building blocks," said Larry Smarr, Director, National Computational Science Alliance and its leading-edge site, the National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA). "The NCSA will aggressively pursue this new model."
Creative announces open source SB Live driver. Creative Technology has finally gotten around to announcing the open source SB Live driver it released a couple of weeks ago. "The release of this open source driver marks a 'first' for Creative, and is expected to generate a wealth of supporting applications for the Sound Blaster Live! family of cards running on all major Linux kernel versions."
VA Linux Systems sets IPO price VA Linux Systems Inc. set its initial public offering at 4.4 million common shares in a projected price range of $11-13 per share.
Section Editor: Jon Corbet.
November 18, 1999