The University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia has gone public with deployment of virtualization software from Virtual Iron Software. Virtualization enables IT administrators to streamline the IT infrastructure by running multiple applications and operating systems on a single server.
The Khronos Group has ratified and released OpenCL 1.0, an open specification aimed at enabling parallel programming across multi-core CPUs and GPUs. GPU heavyweights AMD and Nvidia came out immediately with support for the spec Tuesday, along with plans for products to support developers. AMD said it's backing OpenCL 1.0 and will "integrate a compliant compiler and runtime into the free ATI Stream Software Development Kit." Nvidia, meanwhile, said its CUDA parallel computing technology will "seamlessly run OpenCL."
At Kuali Days VII, rSmart announced several agreements for 2008 aimed at helping colleges and universities implement Kuali's open source enterprise solutions.
New versions of Moodle have been released, bringing the most recent stable build to 1.9.3. The latest round of updates includes a number of bug fixes and security enhancements, as well as improvements to the SCORM module.
Sun Microsystems has recently announced the availability of its new Unified Storage Systems, the Sun Storage 7000 family. Also know as Amber Road, the initial release includes three products: the Sun Storage 7110, 7210, and 7410.
Phoenix-based Cernunnos Team has announced the public launch of Cernunnos 1.0.0, a set of Java component libraries for use with uPortal, an open source enterprise portal designed for universities.
OASIS (Organization for the Advancement of Structured Information Standards) has formed a new committee to foster interoperability and conformance with the OpenDocument Format (ODF) standard, according to an announcement issued on Monday by the not-for-profit consortium.
Wimba recently announced that it's expanded its support for Moodle, the popular open source learning management system. The enhanced support is designed to make it easier to integrate the Wimba Collaboration Suite in Moodle environments and broaden the features available, including a new new voice-mail feature that instructors and students can use to talk (literally) about homework or other issues.
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