Monday, December 7, 2009

Red Hat Virtual Experience 2009

This Wednesday December 9, 2009, Red Hat will be hosting its Red Hat Virtual Experience event focused on cloud computing.  I have a session there in the afternoon regarding MRG:

Building and Leveraging Compute Clouds with Red Hat Enterprise MRG

This presentation will cover the current state of Red Hat's cloud efforts and provide technical information that details how to build a cloud infrastructure based on Red Hat's technologies and blueprints. The presentation will also provide an overview of the capabilities and features Red Hat Enterprise MRG and Red Hat Enterprise Linux virtualization jointly provide and how workload scheduling and virtualization can be used as an enterprise management platform.
There's also many other great sessions.  You can see the agenda here.

The Red Hat Virtual Experience 2009 is free to attend, and you can register here.

MRG 1.2 is Available

I'm pleased to announce that Red Hat Enterprise MRG 1.2 is now available.   MRG 1.2 provides many improvements, including:

  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.4 support
  • Significant messaging performance updates and benchmark data.  For example, results include over 1.5 million reliable messages/second throughput per system and under 40 microsecond latency for reliable messaging on infiniband with our RDMA drivers.  Perhaps even more impressively, we have achieved over 1 million messages per second virtualized on KVM with 10GB networks--this is within 5% of bare metal
  • New and updated Realtime tools.  RTEval is a new tool that detects hardware latencies in systems and complements our realtime hardware certification program in helping customers get the best performance from their entire application platform--both hardware and operating system
  • Grid enhancements like support for hierarchical fair share,  KVM virtual machines (the new standard in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.4) and Condor 7.4
  • Many more optimizations and updates

You can read more about the MRG 1.2 release at  You can also read MRG 1.2's release notes

Existing MRG customers can yum update their systems to get the new release.  Prospects can contact Red Hat for more information.