Red Hat this week released a new business rules platform that the company said will make it easier for Java developers and business users alike to build policies and processes into their applications.
The latest expansion of the University of Florida's new High-Performance Computing (HPC) Center is powered by an HPC Linux Cluster from Penguin Computing. The new addition brings the total compute capability at the HPC Center in Gainesville to 2,500 cores and about 11 teraflops.
The University of Georgia has launched its new student portal using the open source uPortal 3 platform in an effort to expand online resources for current students.
In a move that promises to extend the appeal of the Spring Framework to enterprise developers, SpringSource this week said it has acquired Hyperic, a supplier of open source Web application and infrastructure management.
A research project born at the University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB) this week jumped into the field of startups looking to offer cloud-based computing with an offering that bridges datacenters with public cloud services.
This week at its Education and Research Conference (ERC) conference in Chengdu, Sun Microsystems made two announcements of open source collaborations with higher education in China. CT asked Sun VP of Global Education Joe Hartley for more information.
Wimba and Moodlerooms have partnered to offer a hosted implementation of the Wimba Collaboration Suite within Moodle, the popular open source learning management system.
Oracle's stunning agreement to acquire Sun Microsystems will reshape the landscape of tools and platforms for Java and database developers. But it also means a change in emphasis--or even the demise--of some key tools, development platforms and databases, according to analysts and developers who were caught off guard by yesterday's announcement.
In a move that will have significant ramifications on software development, open source and enterprise datacenters, Oracle said it has agreed to acquire Sun Microsystems for $7.4 billion, or $5.6 billion net of cash and debt.
Web 2.0 is not just hype or a series of fads. It's a turning point for higher education, an opportunity to rediscover the ways we learn, cooperatively and gregariously.