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BLD Kernel Scheduler Updated For Linux 3.19

The Barbershop Load Distribution (BLD) CPU load distribution technique has been updated for the mainline Linux 3.18 kernel...

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Pay For Faster Linux Kernel Performance? There's Patches For That

The "eXt73" patch-set aspires to yield faster kernel performance and better power efficiency. 

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DRM Pull Request Sent In For Linux 3.19 - Great Stuff For Intel, Nouveau, Radeon

One week into the merge window for the Linux 3.19 kernel, the DRM subsystem pull request was sent in this morning by Red Hat's David Airlie. There's a lot of interesting kernel graphics driver changes abound for Linux 3.19!..

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Dropbox 3.0.3 Stable Linux Desktop Build Released

I’m sitting on 1TB of Google Drive storage and have 40GB going unused on OneDrive. And yet it’s Dropbox, with my massive 2.5GB allowance, that I rely on daily. Why? Because it’s cross-platform, a reason that will only strengthen my love of it when it, among other cloud storage providers, finally land native Chrome OS file manager support...

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How to Easily Get Very In-Demand OpenStack Cloud Skills

How in demand are cloud computing skills in the job market? Consider these notes from Forbes, based on a report from WANTED Analytics: There are 3.9 million jobs in the U.S. affiliated with cloud computing today with 384,478 in IT alone. The median salary for IT professionals with cloud computing experience is $90,950 and the median salary for positions that pay over $100,000 a year is $116,950. The report also notes that IBM, Oracle and Amazon have the greatest number of cloud computing positions open. We've noted before that people with OpenStack skills, in particular, are doing well in the job market. Here are some details on training and certification programs for OpenStack that can make a difference for job seekers.  "OpenStack talent is a rarified discipline," Josh McKenty, who helped develop the platform, has told CRN, adding, "to be good with OpenStack, you need to be a systems engineer, a great programmer but also really comfortable working with hardware."  The good news is that there are more ways to sharpen OpenStack skills, and gain valuable certification. The OpenStack Foundation launched a Training Marketplace designed to make it easier to discover training courses offered by providers in...

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Joyent Offers Linux Branded Zones, Extends Docker Engine as Container Service

Joyent, Inc., which has billed itself in several different ways over the years is now billing itself as "the container infrastructure company." The company is actually making a lot of smart moves. In November I reported on how Joyent has announced that it is open sourcing its core technology. Joyent's platform can compete with OpenStack and other cloud offerings, and facilitates efficienet use of container technologies like Docker. This week, the company has announced two new open source initiatives and the general availability of a container service in the Joyent Public Cloud to accelerate the adoption of application containers in the enterprise. Here are more details. Docker application containers are grabbing headlines everywhere and overhauling how data centers operate. Joyent maintains, though, that there remain limitations in the areas of security, virtual networking and persistence that present challenges for enterprises looking to deploy Docker in support of production applications. The open source initiatives Joyent is announcing, Linux Branded Zones (LXz) and the extension of Docker Engine to SmartDataCenter, are targeted to "deliver proven,...

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