Linux, Open Source & Ubuntu: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 Is Ready for Heavy-Duty Computing
At the launch event for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6, Red Hat's senior executives touted improvements in virtualization, performance and power management. Instead of just being a standalone server operating system, RHEL is a business operating system for both virtualization and the cloud, Red Hat said. RHEL 6 is scalable, with the ability to handle theoretical architectures of up to 16 Terabytes of memory, a 100 Terabyte file system and 4096 processors. "It's pretty ironic that even though Red Hat is the leading innovator, we're rarely the first to ship something," said Tim Burke, vice president of platform engineering at Red Hat. "That's because we don't ship it until it's done right. It has really taken us this time to get RHEL 6 ready to meet the demanding workloads of our customers." No matter where the operating system is, whether it's running in the data center, in the cloud, on bare-metal servers or on a virtual machine, RHEL 6 will deliver the same performance. Here is a quick look at what Red Hat has wrought.