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How Linux and Beowulf Drove Desktop Supercomputing

Open source software and tools, the Beowulf Project, and communities change d  the face of high-performance computing.


Many Cooks

Photo by Truong Trung Cap Kinh Té Du Lich Thành Pho Ho Chí Minh CET on Unsplash People say many cooks spoil the broth, but collaborative editing of documents does not necessarily have to end up in chaos. The collaborative functions in these free online office solutions can help users with teamwork.

Group Dynamics

Lead Image © Klementiev, Kopano Groupware seeks to be more than a slot-in replacement for Microsoft Exchange. We reveal how you can commission the platform and the highlights it offers.

Key to Success

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All Yours

A private Docker registry gives you more control over images and protects your Docker Hub credentials.

SSHFS for Shared Storage

SSHFS is often overlooked as an HPC shared filesystem solution.

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Traffic Cops

A close look at the network traffic on a server with the bandwhich and iftop utilities can reveal exactly why an application is behaving strangely.

Enriched Ecosystem

Eric Herman, Chairman of the MariaDB Foundation board, sheds light on the evolving focus of the custodians of one of the most popular and widely used databases.
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Its Master's Voice

Exchange Online in Office 365 can be managed just like its local counterpart with similar, sometimes identical, PowerShell cmdlets.

ZFS Tuning for HPC

The ZFS filesystem and volume manager simplifies data storage management and offers advanced features that allow it to perform in mission-critical or high-performance environments.

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A New Beginning

If your Linux system is failing to boot, the dracut tool can be a convenient way to build a new ramdisk.
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Pass the Test

Regular expressions are invaluable for checking user input, but a vulnerability could make them ripe for exploitation.
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Assembly Line

If you are looking for a way to build images quickly and easily, is the place to go.
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Obstacle Course

We test two candidates for viewing and converting video DVDs and Blu-ray discs, HandBrake and MakeMKV, and point out legal hurdles.