94 % of World’s Top 500 Supercomputers runs on linux

Linux tends to dominate as the operating system of choice on the world’s fastest supercomputers. A full 469, or 94 percent, of the top 500 supercomputers now run Linux, according to the Top500 report. Meanwhile, only three of the world’s top supercomputers in this latest report — ranking at No. 132, 165 and 183, respectively — run […]

HP Names Meg Whitman President and Chief Executive Officer

HP today announced that its board of directors has appointed Meg Whitman as president and chief executive officer. In addition, Ray Lane has moved from non-executive chairman to executive chairman of the board of directors, and the board intends to appoint a lead independent director promptly. These leadership appointments are effective immediately and follow the […]

GlobalSign is no longer issuing digital certificates as it investigates the incident

Digital certificates issued by GlobalSign have come under scrutiny after a hacker’s claim that he broke into the company’s computer systems. If true, it would be the second such compromise in the past few weeks. The hacker, known as Comodohacker, said on Monday he had broken into Dutch certificate authority (CA) DigiNotar and that he […]

Google to buy Motorola Mobility for $12.5bn

SAN FRANCISCO: Google Inc, the biggest maker of smartphone software, agreed to buy Motorola Mobility Holdings Inc for $12.5 billion in its largest acquisition, gaining mobile patents and expanding in the hardware business. Motorola shareholders will get $40 a share in cash, the companies said in a statement. That’s 63 per cent more than Motorola Mobility’s closing price on […]