Silicon Mechanics, Inc. has announced the open submission period for its 4th annual Research Cluster Grant Program. This competitive grant will award two complete high performance compute clusters to two institutions of higher education and research. The competition is open to all US and Canadian qualified post-secondary institutions, university-affiliated research institutions, non-profit research institutions, and researchers at federal labs with university affiliations.
The problem: you have a large team of admins, with a substantial turnover rate. Maybe contractors come and go. Maybe you have tiers of access, due to restrictions based on geography, admin level or even citizenship (as with some US government contracts). more>>
Two open source titans put their rings together and joined forces to announce that Red Hat Enterprise Linux v7.1 beta is now available on the IBM Power Development platform. Last month Red Hat announced that v7.i beta supported IBM Power Systems based on little endian mode. more>>
3-D printers are becoming popular tools, dropping in price and becoming available to almost everyone. They can be used to build parts that you can use around the house, but more and more, they also are being used to create instruments for scientific work. more>>
In past articles, I've discussed my BirdCam setup and how it automatically archives video footage from my bird feeders to YouTube every night. That's a really cool process, but unfortunately, it saturates my upstream bandwidth in the evening. more>>
Data is growing both in volume and importance. As time goes on, the amount of data that we need to store is growing, and the data itself is becoming more and more critical for organizations. It is becoming increasingly important to be able to back up and restore this information quickly and reliably. Using cloud-based systems spreads out the data over many servers and locations. more>>
It is the start of a new year and we've decided that the data science will be honored at our next meetup, the first monthly event of 2015. If you are using Python to manipulate, change, vizualise, analyse or produce data, we would love to hear from you.
We are looking for speakers for short and longer presentation (5-45mins).
If you are willing to take this opportunity and come show us what you are doing, send us a blurb and give a small introduction to what you are doing at the following email address:
Monday, the February 9st 2015Schedule:
- 6:00pm — Doors open
- 6:30pm — Presentations start
- 7:30pm — Break
- 7:45pm — Second round of presentations
- 9:00pm — One free beer offered at Bénélux just across the street
- Savoir-Faire Linux
If you've ever wanted to make an animated film, the learning curve for such software often is really steep. Thankfully, the Pencil program was released and although basic, it provided a fairly simple way to create animations on your computer (Windows, Mac or Linux) with open-source tools. Unfortunately, the Pencil program was abandoned. more>>
Originally this article’s purpose was to discuss all the exciting happenings surrounding the 2015 International CES “Internet of Things” Showcase in Las Vegas, Nevada. After all, of the 3600+ exhibitors, there were fully 900 exhibitors with IoT designation at this most-amazing-of-all trade shows, and 170,000 people came through the turnstiles to see the spectacle! more>>
David Drysdale wanted to add Capsicum security features to Linux after he noticed that FreeBSD already had Capsicum support. Capsicum defines fine-grained security privileges, not unlike filesystem capabilities. But as David discovered, Capsicum also has some controversy surrounding it. more>>
It is the beginning of 2015, and it is a great way to start the new year with a night of coding a unique opportunity to share ideas and do some networking.
We are inviting you to our latest Project Night in the hearth of the Mile-End, at the office of our friends from Plotly.What to expect:
We will begin with a short presentation of the graphs tools developed by the team at Plotly. They will show us some magic they are doing with our favorite language and how to play with their api.
Then, we have a 3 projects that will be represented:
- Introduction à Python https://github.com/mtlpy/mtlpy-workshops
- Team working on the Kaggle competitions http://www.kaggle.com/competitions
- Work on the OpensteetMap Task Manager https://github.com/hotosm/osm-tasking-manager2
- Work on the version 1.1 of Agenda du Libre https://github.com/mlhamel/agendadulibre/issues/33
- Presentation of the YELP YACKATHON (url)
If you have a project, if you need help on a piece of code you are working on, just come and there will be other pythonisthas there to share with.When:
On Thursday, January 22 at 6pmWhere:
At the office of our friends from Plotly (https://plot.ly/)
5555 avenue de Gaspé, Suite 201, Montreal http://www.openstreetmap.org/?mlat=45.52760&mlon=-73.59880#map=18/45.52760/-73.59880How:
Please register on our eventbrite event at the following address: http://www.eventbrite.ca/e/montreal-python-project-nights-9-tickets-15212345535
As a father of three girls, I have piles and piles of Disney DVDs and Blu-rays. I occasionally look at the "Digital Copy" information and roll my eyes, because it requires some odd Windows DRM software or some other convoluted watching method that usually isn't possible or even interesting for me. more>>
The Security issue of Linux Journal always makes me feel a little guilty. It turns out that although I have a fairly wide set of technology skills, I'm not the person you want in charge of securing your network or your systems. By default, Linux is designed with a moderate amount of security in mind. For that, I am incredibly grateful. more>>
I've been a fan of Free Software for quite some time, but for the most part I've found my opinions lean in the more pragmatic Bruce Perens Open Source camp. I value free software ideals but also accept other Open Source licenses that may not meet the strict definition of Free Software. I also don't refer to it as GNU/Linux. more>>
As I write these words, the end of the year is approaching, and with it, so is the time for my annual book roundup. As in past years, in this article, I describe books that were new to me during the past 12 months, which means that I might well mention some new ones or ignore others that simply didn't come to my attention. more>>
I love Evernote. I pay for a premium membership, and to be honest, I don't think I even use the premium features. I just love Evernote so much, I want to support the company. But in the spirit of fair comparison, I forced myself to try Google Keep. more>>
The history of computing can be traced by the popular buzzwords of the day. In fact, at some point we should run a contest where everyone submits their 5 all-time favorite computer industry buzzwords. There have been dumb terminals, smart terminals, client server, thin client, peer-to-peer, virtualization, containers, cloud, paas, saas, iaas…the list, and the acronyms stretch to the horizon. more>>