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Google’s New IaaS Offering Runs Linux VMs in the Cloud

by Michael Floyd on  Jun 28, 2012

Google today disclosed details of Compute Engine, an IaaS offering that runs Linux VMs on demand utilizing Google’s cloud infrastructure. Google Compute Engine (GCE) supports 1, 2, 4 and 8 virtual core VMs with 3.75GB RAM per virtual core

Linux Now Runs on Windows Azure

by Abel Avram on  Jun 09, 2012

Windows Azure now supports 4 flavors of Linux and 5 VM sizes. Microsoft embraces Linux in order to see their cloud computing platform adopted, and promises even more support for other OSes and all programming languages.

SQL Server Drivers for Red Hat Enterprise Linux

by Jonathan Allen on  Mar 14, 2012 7

Microsoft has released SQL Server ODBC drivers for the 64 bit version of Linux. These drivers are intended for C and C++ developers using Red Hat’s Enterprise Linux 5 and Enterprise Linux 6.

OpenSim 2.4 - Open Source Software for Modeling & Simulating Movement

by Michael Stal on  Nov 03, 2011

OpenSim represents a freely available open source software system for modeling and simulation of movement. The system is provided by NCSSR (National Center for Simulation in Rehabilitation Research) which denotes a research department within Stanford University, California. The spectrum of possible application domains such as rehabilitation medicine, robotics, or games makes OpenSim interesting.

Kernel.org Back After Security Breach

by Alex Blewitt on  Oct 04, 2011

After over a month since Kernel.org's security breach was announced (and subsequently taken off-line), the Kernel.org website has been brought back on-line.

Microsoft / SUSE Linux Deal Extended until 2016

by Jonathan Allen on  Aug 03, 2011 1

SUSE, formally part of Novell, has renewed its interoperability agreement with Microsoft for five more years. This agreement includes a 100 million investment in “new SUSE Linux Enterprise certificates”. And like the last agreement it raises more questions than answers.

Adrian Cole Announces JClouds 1.0 Release

by Rick Hightower on  Jul 27, 2011

The goal of the new JClouds 1.0 release is to provide a common interface for managing compute nodes and storage nodes across many vendors, providers, frameworks and APIs from IaaS to PaaS, says JClouds founder Adrian Cole.

GPU.NET 2.0 Brings HPC to Linux and Mac

by Abel Avram on  Jul 23, 2011

GPU.NET 2.0 supports Mono, enabling building and deploying computational intensive applications for Linux and Mac OS X along the already supported Windows.

Targeting the GPU with GPU.NET

by Abel Avram on  Dec 03, 2010

GPU.NET is a managed solution integrated with Visual Studio 2010 for .NET developers and aimed at creating calculation intensive applications for GPU.

Red Hat Expands its Cloud Strategy

by Jean-Jacques Dubray on  Aug 31, 2010 1

Last week, Red Hat released a comprehensive Cloud strategy aiming at increasing interoperability between Clouds and portability of applications from one Cloud to another. Red Hat also submitted its APIs to the Apache DeltaCloud initiative.

Do We Need LAMP as PaaS in the Cloud?

by Abel Avram on  May 29, 2010 8

LAMP has been a major platform for the Internet, but current cloud offerings do not seem to include LAMP as PaaS. Is LAMP needed in a cloud computing world?

Debian Installer 6.0 Alpha 1: Ext4 Support, Installs "Recommended" Packages

by Michael Prokop on  Feb 26, 2010

The Debian project plans to release a new stable version of its universal operating system, Debian 6.0 (codenamed "Squeeze"), this year. As part of this release, the Debian installer team recently announced the first alpha release of the installer for Debian 6.0. One of the most notable changes to APT is that Squeeze installs packages from the "recommends" section by default.

Puppet: Ruby-based Server Management Automation Suite

by Carlos Armas on  Feb 22, 2010

The team at Reductive Labs recently announced the release of version 0.25.2 of Puppet, the open source Ruby-based configuration management and automation tool for Linux and Unix servers. In this software bug-fix release, 123 open tickets were closed, and the developers claim a reduced memory footprint, improved error reporting, threading, and lock contention (a source of reported system hangs).

Dynamic Language Roundup: Python's GIL Gets Overhauled but not Removed, Squeak Comes to Android

by Werner Schuster on  Jan 24, 2010 1

The Unladen Swallow project that aims to speed up Python has proposed to be merged into mainstream Python. One of Unladen Swallow's goals was to remove the GIL; a new implementation of Python's GIL by Antoine Pitrou will be fairer and less intrusive on multicore CPUs. Also: Squeak Smalltalk has been ported to Android.

Moonlight 2.0 Comes with a New Covenant

by Abel Avram on  Dec 23, 2009 2

Moonlight 2.0 (final version) comes with a promise from Microsoft to help the developing of Moonlight 3 and 4, and a new MS Covenant to end users protecting them from patent infringement by using Moonlight.

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