News Category: Enterprise

$100 card converts old PCs into Linux thin clients

Article Source LinuxDevicesApril 28, 2009, 2:46 pm Igel has released an add-in card that enables old desktop PCs to be turned into Linux thin clients on the cheap. The "Igel TC Card" costs $100 and requires a computer to have an available PCI slot and an IDE interface, the company says.
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Managing Network Connections in Ubuntu

Ubuntu is one of the most user-friendly Linux distributions available. This ease of use trickles down from the installation all the way through to the new user experience. It was created to bring Linux into a world where everyone could enjoy a PC experience free of frustration. One of the areas...
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Call for submissions: Innovation Awards and RHCE of the Year

Article Source Red Hat MagazineApril 28, 2009, 12:34 pm Â¬â  ItâÃôs that time of year againâÃìthe Red Hat Summit and JBoss World are fast approaching, and with them, Red HatâÃôs annual awards ceremonies. But first, we need nominations. And for that we appeal to our customers, readers,...
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PyMOTW: Multiprocessing, Part 2

Article Source ONLampApril 28, 2009, 9:59 am As with threads, a common use pattern for multiple processes is to divide a job up among several workers to run in parallel. A simple way to do that with multiprocessing is to use Queues to pass messages back and forth. Any pickle-able object can...
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Linux Cluster Vendor Penguin Making Its Move

Article Source eWeekApril 28, 2009, 7:43 am When Charles Wuischpard came to Penguin Computing in January 2007 as president of worldwide field operations, he found a company that lacked focus, had stagnant financials and was trying to serve too many markets. In the two years since, Wuischpard‚...
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Intel Launches Cluster Connection Website

Article Source Chip ShotsApril 28, 2009, 6:08 am Intel launched Cluster Connection, an online community that enables IT professionals and engineers to share knowledge and obtain information about High Performance Computing (HPC) solutions. Cluster Connection combines user-generated content and...
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Cisco CEO: Cloud Computing a 'Security Nightmare'

Article Source CSO OnlineApril 28, 2009, 4:58 am If anyone has the right to be excited about cloud computing, it's John Chambers. But on Wednesday Cisco Systems' Chairman and CEO conceded that the computing industry's move to sell pay-as-you-go computing cycles available as a service on the...
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NSF awards support academic research in Google cloud

Article Source HPCwireApril 28, 2009, 3:37 am Today, the National Science Foundation announced it has awarded nearly five million dollars in grants to fourteen universities through its Cluster Exploratory (CluE) program to participate in the IBM/Google Cloud Computing University Initiative....
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Configure Networking with openSUSE and KDE 4

If you have ever had to configure a network connection you know that, depending upon the operating system, this can be rather difficult. With older Windows operating systems it often required finding drivers, multiple reboots, etc. With older Linux operating systems it meant editing configuration...
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VMware vSphere: Out of the Box and into the Clouds

Article Source Linux MagazineApril 27, 2009, 8:51 pm As you’ve heard by now, VMware announced vSphere 4 last Tuesday. vSphere 4 is VMware’s Virtual Infrastructure latest incarnation and is a new contender in the cloud computing market. VMware has the majority of market share in the server...
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