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SSHFS for Shared Storage

SSHFS is often overlooked as an HPC shared filesystem solution.


Traffic Cops

Lead Image © Ildar Galeev, 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.

Its Master's Voice

Lead Image © reddogs, 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.
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Same but Different

The Podman container management tool does not use a daemon in the background, like its counterpart Docker, and can operate in non-privileged mode.
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Painting by Numbers

Create intuitive and meaningful visualizations of storage performance values with a "TIG" stack: Telegraf, InfluxDB, and Grafana.
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Block Graphics

The Browsh command-line browser displays web pages with text characters and thus supports true-to-layout browsing at the command line.
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Secure Paths

The new DNS over HTTPS standard from the Internet Engineering Task Force is meant to eliminate some of the known vulnerabilities of the Domain Name System.
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Mass Production

FAI automatically and non-interactively deploys Linux systems on servers.