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New TOP500 List Led by DOE Supercomputers

The latest TOP500 list of the world’s fastest supercomputers is out, a remarkable ranking that shows five Department of Energy supercomputers in the top 10, with the first two captured by Summit at Oak Ridge and Sierra at Livermore. With the number one and number two systems on the planet, the “...
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Import your Files from Closed or Obsolete Applications

One of the biggest risks with using proprietary applications is losing access to your digital content if the software disappears or ends support for old file formats. Moving your content to an open format is the best way to protect yourself from being locked out due to vendor lock-in and for that,...
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Linux IoT Landscape: Distributions

Linux is an Operating System: the program at the heart of controlling a computer. It decides how to partition the available resources (CPU, memory, disk, network) between all of the other programs vying for it. The operating system, while very important, isn’t useful on its own. Its purpose is to...
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Got a Screwdriver? GalliumOS Can Turn Chromebooks Into Linux Boxes

GalliumOS is a Chromebook-specific Linux variant. It lets you put a real Linux distro on a Chromebook. My recent review of a new Chromebook feature -- the ability to run Linux apps on some Chromebook models -- sparked my interest in other technologies that run complete Linux distros on some...
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Who Is Running My Kubernetes Pod? The Past, Present, and Future of Container Runtimes

In the Linux operating system world, container technology has existed for quite some time, reaching back over a decade to the initial ideas around separate namespaces for file systems and processes. At some point in the more recent past, LXC was born and became the common way for users on Linux to...
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How LF Energy Plans to Open Source Energy

We're running out of time to tackle climate change. Could an open source, distributed approach build the necessary momentum? Executive director of LF Energy tells Techworld about the new initiative which already has some enterprises on board. The prospects from the UN's most recent climate report ...
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Introducing ODPi Egeria – The Industry’s First Open Metadata Standard

Organizations looking to better locate, understand, manage and gain value from their data have a new industry standard to leverage. ODPi, a nonprofit Linux Foundation organization focused upon accelerating the open ecosystem of big data solutions, recently announced ODPi Egeria, a new project that...
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The Linux Foundation has launched the GraphQL Foundation to build a vendor-neutral community around the query language for APIs.

GraphQL Gets Its Own Foundation

Addressing the rapidly growing user base around GraphQL, The Linux Foundation has launched the GraphQL Foundation to build a vendor-neutral community around the query language for APIs (application programming interfaces). “Through the formation of the GraphQL Foundation, I hope to see GraphQL...
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DevOps and Cloud: A Symbiotic Relationship

DevOps and cloud computing have become two of the ways companies can achieve this needed transformation, though the relationship between the two is not easily reconciled—DevOps is about the process and process improvement, while  cloud computing is about technology and services. It’s important to...
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GNU Linux-Libre 4.19 Kernel Is Now Available for Those Seeking 100% Freedom

With Linux kernel 4.19 hitting the streets, a new version of the GNU Linux-libre kernel is now available, version 4.19, based on the upstream kernel but without any proprietary drivers. Based on the recently released Linux 4.19 kernel series, the GNU Linux-libre 4.17-gnu kernel borrows all the new...
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