Linux News Today: Red Hat Donates Two New High-Performance Servers to the GNOME Project
The GNOME Project announced recently that Red Hat Inc., the world’s leading provider of open source solutions, has donated two new high-performance servers.
According to the GNOME representatives, Red Hat’s server donation is part of a broader plan whose main goal is to centralize the location of the several GNOME servers around the world into a single datacenter.
“The GNOME Project thanks Red Hat for their recent donation of two new servers,” reads the announcement. “This will help ease day-to-day operations and reduce intervention time in the case of network disruptions or outages.”
The two new servers donated by Red Hat appear to be top of the line, boasting 128GB of RAM, 48-core processors, as well as Enterprise SSDs designed for high throughput.
They should significantly improve various active GNOME services like sdk.gnome.org and build.gnome.org, helping the GNOME developers continue their work on the GNOME desktop environment at a fast pace.
Work on GNOME 3.20 continues, GNOME 3.22 launches later this year
The GNOME developers continue to improve the current stable release of the open-source desktop environment used in numerous GNU/Linux operating systems, GNOME 3.20, which should get its second and last maintenance release next week, on May 11, 2016.
They are also working hard on implementing new features for the next major version, GNOME 3.22, which will hit the streets later this year, on September 20, 2016. In the meantime, the GNOME devs will meet at the GUADEC 2016 conference in Karlsruhe, Germany, between August 12 and 14.
With the new top-notch servers donated by Red Hat, the development team behind the GNOME Project should be able to work faster on the development of the GNOME desktop environment, which is used by default in the Red Hat Enterprise Linux operating systems.