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- Announcing the "Change The Administration" March in D.C. - New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin tells what he thinks about his fellow politicians and people in Washington in this morning's radio interview. "FEMA Director Michael Brown must be removed from his job immediately and should be assigned to truck duty to drive and unload food and supplies to the New Orleans Convention Center thoughout the night and for the next 48 hours. This guy is an incomptenet political idiot who has no qualification to run this organization. It is completely unacceptable not to be able to drop one single piece of food package to the superdome or the convention center in the past five days! The only agency who was able to perform so far was the coast guard. And people are sick and tired of hearing President Bush was forced to cut his five week vacation two days early! This is unbeliavable!," wri... (more)

UB to Use IBM Supercomputer and Storage System for Research

The University at Buffalo (UB) Center of Excellence in Bioinformatics, The State University of New York, will use IBM technologies and research expertise to study the structure and behavior of human proteins. The outcome of this research could lead to more targeted drugs to treat diseases such as cancer, Alzheimer's, AIDS and multiple sclerosis. The new IBM system represents the next-generation solution to meet the growing computational and storage needs of the Center of Excellence that were originally provided by a cluster of Dell servers and EMC storage systems. To help the cen... (more)

Microsoft.com Is New Target for Network Worm "Double Whammy"

"Google's Down!?!?!?!?" - Google Search Performance Flubbed by MyDoom According to the Finnish anti-virus firm F-Secure, yesterday's MyDoom.O (or MyDoom.M) attacks on Google, Yahoo!, Altavista, and Lycos are part of a double whammy involving a new worm called Zindos. And the target of Zindos appears to be the Microsoft.com Web site. "Zindos and Mydoom.M work together," F-Secure reports this morning. "Mydoom.M laid out the path by infecting a large number of systems and preparing a list of them. Zindos hitches a ride on the Mydoom highway. It uses the lists and the backdors, prepare... (more)

i-Technology & Katrina: McAfee Teams with American Red Cross

"During a natural disaster of this scale, it is critical for corporations, individuals and governments to join forces to help those affected to overcome the disaster," said George Samenuk (pictured), chairman and CEO of McAfee, Inc, as McAfee announced its immediate support for the relief efforts of Hurricane Katrina with an initial company donation of $50,000 and also announced its intention to match funds through a global employee contribution matching program. The McAfee Grant will be used to help support the immediate humanitarian relief efforts and will support the American... (more)

Information Storage and Security Journal: Sybase, Bradmark Aim to Increase Database Performance

"As a strategic partner for Sybase, the Bradmark developers have spent an extensive amount of time listening to both Sybase and its user community on what they want in database management tools, and have delivered upon those needs," said Brad Tashenberg (pictured), president and CEO of Bradmark Technologies. "By simplifying database management for DBAs with solutions like Surveillance DB for ASE, Bradmark and Sybase are enabling DBAs to focus on more critical tasks while ensuring the performance of their ASE system." Tashenberg's remarks coincide with the announcement that Sybase i... (more)