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Multi-petabyte open sorcery: Spell-binding storage

Tue, 18/11/2014 - 13:04
Not just for academics anymore

Mixing petabytes of data and open-source storage used to be the realm of cash-strapped academic boffins who didn’t mind mucking in with software wizardry.

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NOKIA - Not FINNished yet! BEHOLD the somewhat DULL MYSTERY DEVICE!

Tue, 18/11/2014 - 10:58
N1 mini-'slab to plop into crowded pond next year

Nokia is back in consumer electronics with an iPad rival, the new N1 tablet, just six months after Microsoft snorked up its phone division. The Finnish firm has said that many more devices will follow.

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USB coding anarchy: Consider all sticks licked

Tue, 18/11/2014 - 05:02
Thumb drive design ruled by almighty buck

Thumb drives are so inconsistently manufactured it is all but impossible to know if any unit could be reprogrammed to own computers, researcher Karsten Nohl says.

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HPC bod SGI racks UV brains, reaches 30 MEEELLION IOPS

Mon, 17/11/2014 - 14:34
UK 300 concept gets SSD supercharge

How does 30 million IOPS from a 32-socket server grab you?

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Cray heaves out even mightier, Lustre-ous Sonexion 2000

Mon, 17/11/2014 - 09:26
Met Office and Los Alamos bomb boffins are apparently among its fans

Cray has updated its scale-out, parallel access, Lustre-using Sonexion array with what it calls the "2000" product - providing 50 per cent more capacity and performance than the previous 1600 product in the same footprint.

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Meet OneRNG: a fully-open entropy generator for a paranoid age

Mon, 17/11/2014 - 05:55
Kiwis to seek random investors for crowd-funded randomiser

One of the many bits of technology that attracts paranoia in a post-Snowden era is random number generation, and a New Zealand developer hopes to help solve that with an all-open entropy generator.

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EXPOSED: Amazon's cloudy Docker-friendly EC2 Container Service

Sat, 15/11/2014 - 00:04
Analysis We pry open the new AWS control freak to get to the guts

Amazon stoked the fires of Linux container fever on Thursday with the introduction of its new EC2 Container Service for the Amazon Web Services (AWS) cloud. But what's the real benefit of ECS and how does it work?

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Exit the dragon: US govt blows $325m on China-beating 300PFLOPS monster computer

Fri, 14/11/2014 - 15:13
Vid Nvidia, IBM to kit out labs with world's fastest super

The US government has chosen IBM and Nvidia chips to build the world's fastest supercomputer – a 300 petaFLOPS beast that would trounce today's most powerful super: China's Tianhe-2.

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Cold? Cuddle these HOT GERMAN RACKS, yours for only 12,000 euro – we swear there's an IT angle

Fri, 14/11/2014 - 09:18
Nun, das ist verteiltes Rechnen!

A startup in Germany reckons it's found a, how can we put this, courageous way to merge cloud computing with staying warm at home this winter.

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Bloated, slow and self-perpetuating: Cisco slams standards groups

Fri, 14/11/2014 - 08:27
Open source meritocracy would avoid ITU power grab and IETF mission creep, says Borg

Cisco's chief architect and CTO for engineering David Ward has blasted standards development organisations (SDOs), asking whether they are “relevant in a rapidly expanding environment of Open Source Software (OSS) projects.”

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Amazon, Docker hop in bed: What happens in Vegas WON'T stay in Vegas

Thu, 13/11/2014 - 22:16
AWS EC2 makes trendy Linux containers first-class citizens

Amazon’s CTO Werner Vogels today revealed a Container Service for AWS's EC2 cloud.

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Welcome to the fast-moving world of flash connectors

Thu, 13/11/2014 - 14:01
A guided tour

Flash is the new storage medium of choice and this has led to an explosion of interconnect options.

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PRAISE the $DEITY! Quantum preaches the joys of StorNext for religious video folk

Thu, 13/11/2014 - 09:28
Virty file management bods spot market gap, leap in

Who would have thought that house-of-worship video-makers would be a worthwhile market for the storage industry? It is for Quantum's low-end version of its virtualised file management StorNext product. Praise the Lord!*

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Microsoft .NET released from its Windows chains... but what ABOUT MONO?

Wed, 12/11/2014 - 16:28
Interview Xamarin man Miguel de Icaza shares

Today Microsoft announced that the .NET core framework, which powers web applications using the ASP.NET libraries, will be open source on Windows, Linux and Mac OS X. But what are the implications for Mono, the existing open source project which already provides .NET support on Linux and the Mac?

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Microsoft: It's TIME at LAST. Yes - .NET is going OPEN and X-PLATFORM

Wed, 12/11/2014 - 15:30
Redmond squares up to Java on Windows, Linux, OS X

Microsoft, aiming to broaden the appeal of its .Net software development platform, has aggressively committed to delivering a new version of the toolset that is not only language agnostic but also cross-platform and entirely open source.

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Broadcom wraps new partners into warm IoT embrace

Wed, 12/11/2014 - 06:30
Something WICED this way comes

Broadcom has spread its arms around a bunch more Internet of Things partners, to expand the reach of platforms like WICED Smart, WICED Wi-Fi, RoboSwitch, StrataConnect and NetXtreme Ethernet.

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Groupon flees from army of angry GNOMES: Trademark bid for 'Gnome' tab scrapped

Tue, 11/11/2014 - 23:44
Run away, run away!

Groupon has given up its pursuit of the trademark "Gnome", intended for its sales register tablet, after being chased off by the open-source GNOME project.

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