News Category: Enterprise

A Primer on Nvidia-Docker — Where Containers Meet GPUs

Traditional programs cannot access GPUs directly. They need a special parallel programming interface to move computations to GPU. Nvidia, the most popular graphics card manufacturer, has created Compute Unified Device Architecture (CUDA), as a parallel computing platform and programming model for...
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Multiversion Testing With Tox

In the Python world, tox (documentation) is a powerful testing tool that allows a project to test against many combinations of versioned environments. The django-coverage-plugin package (Github) uses tox to test against a matrix of Python versions (2.7, 3.4, 3.5, and 3.6) and Django versions (1.8,...
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A Guide To Securing Docker and Kubernetes Containers With a Firewall

Before deploying any container-based applications, it’s crucial to first protect its security by ensuring a Docker, Kubernetes, or other container firewall is in place. There are two ways to implement your container firewall: manually or through the use of a commercial solution. However, manual...
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CNCF Webinar to Present New Data on Container Adoption and Kubernetes Users in China

Last year, the Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF) conducted its first Mandarin-language survey of the Kubernetes community. While the organization published the early results of the English-language survey in a December blog post, the Mandarin survey results will be released on March 20 in a...
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Becoming a 10x Developer

So when I first heard the concept of the 10x engineer, I was confused. How could someone be so talented that it overshadows the power of teamwork? In my experience, individual excellence is necessary, but not sufficient, for greatness. Focusing purely on individual achievement misses the larger...
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What’s New in LLVM

The LLVM compiler framework has gone from being a technological curiosity to a vital piece of the modern software landscape. It is the engine behind the Clang compiler, as well as the compilers for the Rust and Swift languages, and provides a powerful toolkit for creating new languages. It is also...
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What the Data Says About Kubernetes Deployment Patterns

The considerable growth in the Kubernetes market is well documented. It is by far the most widely used orchestration platform, but it’s not the only one, preventing it from receiving full default status. Kubernetes’ acceptance has forced it to mature quite fast and has left the technology community...
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Hands-On Learning at Open Networking Summit for Your SDN/NFV Deployments

If you are attending ONS, you know the value of open source projects. You know they are going to play a critical role in your ongoing or upcoming SDN/NFV transformation. Open source projects have become very successful in the enterprise space and they are poised to do the same in the communications...
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Supercomputing under a New Lens: A Sandia-Developed Benchmark Re-ranks Top Computers

A Sandia National Laboratories software program now installed as an additional test for the widely observed TOP500 supercomputer challenge has become increasingly prominent. The program’s full name — High Performance Conjugate Gradients, or HPCG — doesn’t come trippingly to the tongue, but word is...
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Usenet, Authentication, and Engineering (or: Early Design Decisions for Usenet)

A Twitter thread on trolls brought up mention of trolls on Usenet. The reason they were so hard to deal with, even then, has some lessons for today; besides, the history is interesting. (Aside: this is, I think, the first longish thing I've ever written about any of the early design decisions for...
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