Short Stack: OpenStack Super Users, Cisco Rejects Rackspace and a Planetary Cloud OS

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Here we go with this week's links:

Cisco Not Interested in Buying Rackspace | eWeek

With Rackspace up for sale, there is a lot of speculation of who might be buying. We've heard rumors that Microsoft and others could be interested, but one potential landing spot seemed to shut the door when Cisco made it clear it wasn't interested in owning Rackspace. Odd, because on its face it seems like a good match.

What is an OpenStack superuser? |

As OpenStack continues to develop, the OpenStack Foundation, which is the group that runs the project, is looking for ways to help the community. Last week, they came out with a publication defining an OpenStack super user with the idea that the community should be thinking about this person's needs moving forward as they design the pieces that make up the project.

Planetary-Scale Cloud OS Could Reshape Internet as We Know It | eWeek

Could OpenStack be the start of a change in the way we operate the internet? That's the feeling of some observers who say when you combine OpenStack with networking changes from Cisco and VMware, you might be seeing a shift in how the internet actually operates in order to accommodate cloud computing.

Intel Launches Performance Monitoring Software for OpenStack Clouds | Data Center Knowledge

Intel has been making moves into the data center management space, and last week, they announced a new tool that lets IT monitor hardware running OpenStack. The tool lets IT admins monitor the performance of the hardware and make sure it's running optimally. Intel has been making nice to OpenStack recently and this product is a direct result.

Fastest Supercomputer Runs Ubuntu, OpenStack | HPCwire

The world's fastest super computer is running open source software including Ubuntu and OpenStack according to this report. This article says that the fastest computer in the world is housed at China's National University of Defense Technology and it's using open source tools to make it happen.