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HP's Brian Aker: Open Cloud Gains Importance Post-PRISM

Since the National Security Agency's PRISM surveillence program was leaked to the press in June, the public and corporate backlash has some analysts estimating billions of dollars in losses for the IT services industry. In this context, developing an open source alternative to commercial cloud platforms becomes even more important, argues Brian Aker, a fellow in the HP cloud services division. In this Q&A Aker addresses open cloud skeptics; the role of Linux in the open cloud; HP's commitment to OpenStack and involvement in the project; and how PRISM has affected enterprise cloud strategy. 

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Reality Check: Why Linux for ARM Will Make The Cloud Greener

Intel x86 processors have long dominated the computing market, but a not-so-new competitor will soon be giving Intel a run for its money in server space: ARM processors.

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Let's Work Together for LTSI 3.10

Greg Kroah-Hartman, the maintainer of LTS and LTSI, announced 2 weeks ago on his blog that the next LTS and LTSI version will be 3.10. It is now time for the industry to get ready for the LTSI 3.10 release.

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Hyperloop: The Promise is in the Project’s Approach

Entrepreneur and inventor Elon Musk this week shocked and awed us with an innovative design for what transportation could look like in the not too distant future. He proposes a solar-powered, aluminum pod that moves with pressurized air through a tube at about 800 miles per hour. Crazy? Maybe but so have been many of the ideas proposed by the smartest people in history before their concepts became part of our everyday lives. What’s most interesting to me and what I think reinforces a common theme among entrepreneurs and inventors of our time is how Musk is approaching this project: Hyperloop is a new mode of transport that seeks to change this paradigm by being both fast and inexpensive for people and goods. Hyperloop is also unique in that it is an open design concept, similar to Linux. Feedback is desired from the community that can help advance the Hyperloop design and bring it from concept to reality. - - Hyperloop Alpha, Page 6 The approach sounds familiar. Twenty-two years ago this month Linux creator Linus Torvalds posted his...

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All About the Linux Kernel: Cgroup’s Redesign

Over the past few months, big changes have been underway on the cgroup Linux kernel subsystem and its related, but independent, system and service manager Systemd. Developers aren’t building shiny new features, though, as much as overhauling cgroups (control groups) to impose more structure in an area of the kernel that’s become problematic.

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