News Category: Enterprise

Telco Planning Joins Linux Foundation

The Linux Foundation today announced that Telco Planning has joined the organization. Telco Planning provides consulting services to network operators that encompass technology evaluation, business plan modeling, network design, integration and installation. "Telco Planning has a long history of...
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Storage Pools and Snapshots with Logical Volume Management

Article Source Linux MagazineAugust 4, 2009, 4:25 pm Storage has gotten so cheap that 1TB bare drives are now costing less than $100 and 2TB drives appearing. Plus everyone knows that the amount of data always increases. This combination indicates that you should be prepared to manage your...
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There’s No “I” in a Great System Administration Team

Article Source Linux MagazineAugust 4, 2009, 3:10 pm Everyone knows that working amid a disjoint or dsynfunctional team reduces productivity. Staff meetings resemble battlefields, there’s no give and take, and seniority exceeds its natural boundaries. On the other hand, being on a great team...
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P2P-like Tahoe Filesystem Offers Secure Storage in the Cloud

Article Source Ars TechnicaAugust 4, 2009, 6:15 am Tahoe is a secure distributed filesystem that is designed to conform with the principle of least authority. The developers behind the project announced this month the release of version 1.5, which includes bugfixes and improvements to...
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Linux Luminaries Ready to Talk Plumbing

Article Source LinuxDevicesAugust 3, 2009, 2:42 pm Early-bird registration has been extended to Aug. 5 for the Linux Plumbers Conference (LPC). Scheduled for Sept. 23-25 in Portland, Oregon, the conference will feature keynotes and presentations from Linus Torvalds, Federal CIO Vivek Kundra,...
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Google Reveals Plans for Chrome Cloud Synchronization

Article Source Ars TechnicaAugust 3, 2009, 4:30 am Google has revealed plans for a Chrome cloud service that will allow users to synchronize browser data with their Google accounts. The synchronization framework, which is still at an early stage of development, will arrive in Google's open...
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Learning How to Fight Fires with HPC

Article Source insideHPCAugust 3, 2009, 6:38 am insideHPC reader Sharan Kalwani sent us this pointer to a really cool application of the HPC resources at the EPCC, Edinburgh’s supercomputing center. Researchers at the Building Research Establishment instrumented a mock apartment and set a...
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Understanding MySQL Appliances and Hardware Acceleration

Article Source Linux MagazineAugust 2, 2009, 9:21 pm In the last year a handful of MySQL and memcached appliances have appeared on the market. These tend to be 2U rackmount servers that you treat as a black box (or something approaching one) and reap some sort of substantial performance...
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Slackware: 2009-08-02 httpd (SSA:2009-214-01)

Article Source Slackware Security Announcements [slackware-security] httpd (SSA:2009-214-01) New httpd packages are available for Slackware 12.0, 12.1, 12.2, and -current to fix security issues. More details about these issues may be found in the Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVE)...
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Multicore Video Decoding with MPlayer, Part 2

Article Source Linux Developer NetworkJuly 31, 2009, 7:14 am Last time around we took a look at using the ffmpeg-mt multithreaded version of ffmpeg in order to speed up high definition h264 decoding. This time around we'll try to use more cores again; the hundreds of stream...
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