News Category: Enterprise

“Most Serious” Linux Privilege-Escalation Bug Ever Is Under Active Exploit (updated)

A serious vulnerability that has been present for nine years in virtually all versions of the Linux operating system is under active exploit, according to researchers who are advising users to install a patch as soon as possible. While CVE-2016-5195, as the bug is cataloged, amounts to a mere...
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Video: HPC Opportunities in Deep Learning

"This talk will provide empirical evidence from our Deep Speech work that application level performance (e.g. recognition accuracy) scales with data and compute, transforming some hard AI problems into problems of computational scale. It will describe the performance characteristics of Baidu's deep...
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Docker Networking Fundamentals

Each Docker container has its own network stack. This is due to the Linux kernel NET namespace, where a new NET namespace for each container is instantiated and cannot be seen from outside the container or from other containers. Docker networking is powered by the following network components and...
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IoT at the Network Edge

Fog computing infrastructure provides an intermediate processing point between IoT endpoints and the cloud. A significant trend in the Internet of Things is the shifting balance between cloud computing and edge computing (also known as fog computing). While in the past machine-to-machine (M2M)...
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Google projects
Google contributes a slew of useful open source tools and programs to the community each year.

Google’s Open Source Report Card Highlights Game-Changing Contributions

Ask people about Google’s relationship to open source, and many of them will point to Android and Chrome OS — both very successful operating systems and both based on Linux. Android, in particular, remains one of the biggest home runs in open source history. But, as Josh Simmons from Google’s Open...
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Common Search
It is critical for the Internet to have both commercial and non-commercial search engines available, so that we can compare their results and watch out for biases. says Common Search founder Sylvain Zimmer in this preview to his talk at Apache: Big Data Europe.

Ranking the Web With Radical Transparency

Ranking every URL on the web in a transparent and reproducible way is a core concept of the Common Search project, says Sylvain Zimmer, who will be speaking at the upcoming Apache: Big Data Europe conference in Seville, Spain. The web has become a critical resource for humanity, and search engines...
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Exclusive: Blockchain Platform Developed by Banks to be Open-Source

A blockchain platform developed by a group that includes more than 70 of the world's biggest financial institutions is making its code publicly available, in what could become the industry standard for the nascent technology. The Corda platform has been developed by a consortium brought together by...
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Secure Your Containers with this One Weird Trick

Did you know there is an option to drop Linux capabilities in Docker? Using the docker run --cap-drop option, you can lock down root in a container so that it has limited access within the container. Sadly, almost no one ever tightens the security on a container or anywhere else. The Day After is...
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Humanity’s War on Latency: Semaphore to Silicon Photonics and Beyond

For most of humanity's existence, communication has been incredibly slow. For millennia the only way of transmitting information between two humans was via speech or crude drawings. About 5,000 years ago written language and papyrus increased the transmission distance and bandwidth of human-human...
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ONF to Merge With On.Lab

 The Open Networking Foundation (ONF) is merging with On.Lab, creating one entity that will curate standards such asOpenFlow while developing software projects such as ONOS and the Central Office Re-Imagined as a Datacenter (CORD). The groups have begun operating as one organization led by On.Lab...
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