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Intelligent NIC downloads while host PC sleeps

Developers at the University of San Diego say they will demonstrate massive power savings for desktop PCs from embedding an ARM- and Linux-based Gumstix CPU into a network interface. The "Somniloquy" can handle file-sharing and long downloads independently, and only wakes a host PC when necessary.
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Roku—Breaking the Linux Not Invited Rule

Article Source Linux Journal
April 15, 2009, 8:34 am

Many of you probably are familiar with the Roku media streaming device. In a partnership with Netflix, the Roku is one of several officially supported devices for streaming the large collection of Netflix's available movies and television shows.

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Red Hat and Intel: Smart processors, virtualization boost efficiency and performance

Article Source Red Hat Magazine
April 14, 2009, 1:52 pm

On Monday March 30, Intel announced the availability of their much anticipated new line of processors, the Intel® Xeon® Processor 5500 series–nicknamed Nehalem. Red Hat, a long-time partner of the market-leading chip maker, collaborated on the chip’s debut...

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SSD vs. SATA RAID: A performance benchmark

Without going into details, SSDs may use single-level cell (SLC) or multi-level cell storage, with SLC drives typically offering better performance.

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Five fun ways to use a Linux webcam

One of the simplest ways you can record webcam videos is with mencoder. Using the Video4Linux driver, mencoder can take input from the webcam and save it in an uncompressed AVI file. Use the following command line to record an AVI with a resolution of 320x240 pixels.

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