October 30, 2014, 4:38 pm GMT  

16 item(s) containing the term "systems"

Paper: Actor Model of Computation: Scalable Robust Information Systems

— With Reactive Systems becoming the new old hotness, it will help to have a thorough grounding in the Actor Model. Here's a good start. Carl Hewitt in Actor Model of Computation: Scalable Robust Information Systems gives a very thorough and relatively concise explanation of the Actor model. Here's the abstrac...
Oct 22 03:56:57 pm GMT / High Scalability - Building bigger, faster, more reliable websites.»

New Cisco/EMC SAP 8-Way SAP HANA Certified Configs

— Someone pointed out today that there are new postings on the SAP HANA Certified appliance list with the new 8-way C880 systems, here: http://scn.sap.com/docs/DOC-52522 Frankly, this had been a gap for both scale-up (single node) SAP HANA configs with Cisco – glad to see it’s posted!   E...
Oct 20 12:23:47 pm GMT / EMC Feeds »

Are the Barbarians at the Gate? By @EFeatherston | @CloudExpo [#Cloud]

— Target. Home Depot. Community Health Systems. Nieman Marcus. Their names have been all in the news over the past year, though probably not in a way they would like. All have had very public data breaches affecting anywhere from 350,000 (Nieman Marcus) to 4.5 million (Community Health Systems) customers. Add the recent ...
Oct 16 06:30:00 pm GMT / Latest News from Cloud Computing Journal»

IBM Provides Clients Superior Alternative to x86-Based Commodity Servers

— IBM today introduced a new range of systems capable of handling massive amounts of computational data faster at nearly 20 percent better price/performance , than comparable Intel Xeon v3 Processor-based systems – providing clients a superior alternative to closed, commodity-based data center servers. ...
Oct 03 03:22:34 am GMT / IBM Press Releases - Servers - United States»

Bash Security Vulnerability Patch Instructions

— A new major security vulnerability impacting Linux customers who leverage Bash as their shell was announced yesterday. GoGrid strongly recommends customers exposed to this vulnerability apply the appropriate security patch as soon as possible. Below are instructions for patching your systems: For Debian, run the follo...
Sep 25 06:52:08 pm GMT / GoGrid Blog»

Hitachi LPARs Provide Safe Multi-Tenant Cloud With Intel E5v3

— Hitachi’s Intel Xeon based Compute Blade servers (CB 2000 and CB 500) feature an embedded logical partitioning (LPAR) capability implemented in the blade server firmware, based on technology originally developed for Hitachi mainframe and Unix systems to provide platform partitioning for reliability and quality of...
Sep 16 08:41:48 pm GMT / Hu Yoshida»

Challenges in Designing at Scale: Formal Methods in Building Robust Distributed Systems

— We all know that when designing and operating applications at scale, it is persistent state management that brings the most difficult challenges. Delivering state-free applications has always been (fairly) easy. But most interesting commercial and consumer applications need to manage persistent state. Advertising need...
Jul 03 12:04:52 am GMT / Perspectives»

Air Traffic Control System Failure & Complex System Testing

— It’s difficult to adequately test complex systems. But what’s really difficult is keeping a system adequately tested. Creating systems that do what they are designed to do is hard but, even with the complexity of these systems, many life critical systems have the engineering and production testing investment behin...
May 14 01:05:57 am GMT / Perspectives»

Heartbleed could harm a variety of systems

— It now appears that the 'Heartbleed' security problem affects not just websites, but also the networking equipment that connects homes and businesses to the Internet.
Apr 11 10:52:40 pm GMT / Cisco»

Updated Lampson's Hints for Computer Systems Design

— This year I have not been able to publish many back-to-basics readings, so I will not close the year with a recap of those. Instead I have a video of a wonderful presentation by Butler Lampson where he talks about the learnings of the past decades that helped him to update his excellent 1983 "Hints for computer system ...
Dec 23 08:00:00 pm GMT / All Things Distributed»

Back-to-Basics Weekend Reading - U-Net: A User-Level Network Interface

— Many of you know Thorsten von Eicken as the founder of Rightscale, the company that has helped numerous organizations find their way onto AWS. In what seems almost a previous life by now Thorsten was one of the top young professors in Distributed Systems and I had the great pleasure of working with him at Cornell in ...
Oct 25 11:00:00 am GMT / All Things Distributed»

µVM - A Kilowatt for the Cloud?

— It's been interesting getting settled into a new company, specially one that's not mine. From expense reports to new platforms and new systems to learn, I'm actually quite enjoying the change of pace and scenery. Over the last couple of weeks a big part of my job has been getting a feel for our Virtustream technology a...
Mar 13 12:24:00 pm GMT / ElasticVapor - Life in the cloud»

Observations on Errors, Corrections, & Trust of Dependent Systems

— Every couple of weeks I get questions along the lines of “should I checksum application files, given that the disk already has error correction?” or “given that TCP/IP has error correction on every communications packet, why do I need to have application level network error detection?” Another frequent quest...
Feb 26 06:48:54 pm GMT / Perspectives»

when architects worship the model and methodology

— In the last 4 years of IT architecture,  I’ve seen a movement to promote modeling and taxonomy discipline into the profession.    This has promoted consistency where more and more IT architects can model systems with less confusion...(read more)
Apr 29 05:36:39 pm GMT / Thoughts from the raised floor. Lewis Curtis Blog site»

Silicon Architecture will change the way we work

— I've been exposed recently to some incredible developments in the silicon world. Some that I cannot mention. However, I do want to share with you an opinion about how this world will impact our world. Over the years, servers, storage and network systems...(read more)
Feb 26 09:10:00 pm GMT / Thoughts from the raised floor. Lewis Curtis Blog site»