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The Future of Networking: Open Source Networking Is the 'New Norm'

Open source networking has become the 'new norm,' and many at the recent Open Networking Summit Europe said they’re seeing it play out in the industry. If you weren’t in Amsterdam for Open Networking Summit Europe 2018, you missed an extremely exciting conference This Linux Foundation event drew...
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Jack looks at a few tools to help you mine the depths of your log files.

Open Source Logging Tools for Linux

If you’re a Linux systems administrator, one of the first tools you will turn to for troubleshooting are log files. These files hold crucial information that can go a long way to help you solve problems affecting your desktops and servers. For many sysadmins (especially those of an old-school sort...
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​IBM Mainframe Containers Grow More Secure

Everything old is new again. In the 1960s, IBM's OS/650 mainframe operating system had two modes, MFT and MVT, in which process got its own address space and couldn't interface with others processes running parallel with it. This was the ancestor to both virtual machines (VM) and containers. Fast...
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14 Common Network Ports You Should Know

The physical ports on your computer allow communicate with peripheral devices such as your keyboard and mouse and to connect with internet devices via Ethernet cables. Within computer networking, ports serve a similar purpose. When a computer system seeks to connect to another computer, the port...
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Dealing with printk()

It's odd that printk() would pose so many problems for kernel development, given that it's essentially just a replacement for printf() that doesn't require linking the standard C library into the kernel. And yet, it's famously a mess, full of edge cases, corner cases, deadlocks, race conditions and...
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Open FinTech
At Open FinTech Forum, Spotcap's Bruce Brenkus provides insight into the company's approach to credit risk assessment using text mining and machine learning.

Using Text Mining and Machine Learning to Enhance the Credit Risk Assessment Process

Advances in technology have instigated a substantial shift in consumer expectations. Today’s financial services customers demand access to a range of services, real-time updates and a seamless customer experience. At Open FinTech Forum, I will provide some insight into Spotcap’s approach to credit...
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What Is Deep Learning AI? A Simple Guide With 8 Practical Examples

The amount of data we generate every day is staggering—currently estimated at 2.6 quintillion bytes—and it’s the resource that makes deep learning possible. Since deep-learning algorithms require a ton of data to learn from, this increase in data creation is one reason that deep learning...
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How Open Source Projects Are Pushing the Shift to Edge Computing

Gnanavelkandan Kathirvel of AT&T is sure of one thing: it will take a large group of open-source projects working together to push computing closer to the edge. He’s behind the telecom’s efforts at Akraino Edge Stack, a Linux Foundation project that aims to create an open-source software for...
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AT&T’s open source white box blueprint “decouples hardware from software” so any organization can build its own compliant systems running other software.

AT&T Details Open White Box Specs for Linux-Based 5G Routers

This week AT&T will release detailed specs to the Open Compute Project for building white box cell site gateway routers for 5G. Over the next few years, more than 60,000 white box routers built by a variety of manufacturers will be deployed as 5G routers in AT&T’s network. In its Oct. 1...
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Open Source Communities Unite Around Cloud-Native Network Functions

Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF), chiefly responsible for Kubernetes, and the recently established Linux Foundation Networking (LF Networking) group are collaborating on a new class of software tools called Cloud-native Network Functions (CNFs). CNFs are the next generation Virtual Network...
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