News Category: Enterprise

Fireflies and Ants

Article Source Linux MagazineJuly 21, 2009, 8:58 am Insects fascinate me. Not because, they have six legs and pretty much dominate the earth, but because they have figured out ways to handle large numbers of themselves. In the past, I have marveled at how large numbers of ants and bees seem to...
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Oracle Coherence 3.5 Speeds Application Processes

Article Source InformationWeekJuly 21, 2009, 8:30 am Oracle Monday upgraded its distributed memory management product, Coherence, to the 3.5 release so that it can manage larger memory pools across server grids and make them safer for continuous operations. By putting multiple terabytes of...
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Convert SpreadSheets to CSV files with Python and pyuno, Part 1v2

Article Source Linux JournalJuly 21, 2009, 7:59 am Some months back I developed some pyuno code for converting spreadsheets into CSV files from the command line. Pyuno being the Python interface to the OpenOffice runtime. One of the enhancement suggestions I got was to add the ability to...
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A Portable Hypervisor: Part One

Article Source Linux MagazineJuly 20, 2009, 7:46 pm There’s nothing you can dream that can’t be done. No, those aren’t Beatle’s lyrics but rather my epiphany that’s in the same meter as their “All You Need is Love.” Recently, while pondering the future of virtualization and...
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Get Ready for PHP 6

Article Source Linux MagazineJuly 20, 2009, 7:35 pm It’s no secret that PHP has changed significantly since the earliest versions of PHP 4 were released almost a decade ago. Indeed, each major revision of PHP has required code changes, as language features were added, modified, and...
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Purdue Builds Big Ten’s Biggest Super, Again

Article Source insideHPCJuly 20, 2009, 1:33 pm Purdue has announced that has, yet again, build the Big TenâÃôs biggest supercomputer.Â¬â  Once again, they did it in one day.Â¬â  The new machine, named âÃúCoatesâÃù, is comprised of 1,280 dual socket, quad core AMD nodes from HP.Â¬â  Also of...
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Cloud Providers Preach Open Standards

Article Source internetnews.com Several companies today announced the release of a new cloud standard, the Configuration Management Database (CMDB) Federation specification (CMDBf), created by the non-profit Distributed Management Task Force (DMTF). CMDBs give IT organizations complete...
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How They Built it: The Software of Apollo 11

When Apollo 11's Lunar Module landed on the Moon 40 years ago today, the software that helped take humans to another celestial body was essentially built using paper-tape rolls and thick cardstock that was punched with special holes. It wasn't open source in the sense we know today, but it was...
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Using Ajax and Search Referrer Info to Help Users Navigate Your Site

Article Source ONLampJuly 20, 2009, 10:35 am On my web site, I host a FAQ covering many aspects of Postfix administration (http://www.seaglass.com/postfix/faq.html). Most of the traffic coming to the page arrives from Google searches. There are currently seventy-three questions (and answers)...
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HP Aggressively Targets Sun Customers

Article Source insideHPCJuly 20, 2009, 5:00 am HP issued a press release about their “Sun Complete Care Program.” This is a direct shot at the Sun hardware business, and offers current Sun customers free migration and consulting if they consider making the switch. The program includes deep...
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