Issue #144 / Nov 2012
Cover Theme: Hadoop
DVD: openSUSE 12.2
SERVICE: November 2012: DVD InlayIssue #144
The double-sided DVD attached to this issue comes with 32-and 64-bit versions of the latest release from the openSUSE......
Patent law is a very imperfect tool for establishing moral culpability. Whether you favor patents or not, it is important to face the fact that patent law is a construct of the business world. Patents protect opportunities for patent holders and restrict opportunities for others – all for some supposedly greater purpose, we are told, but in any case, none of this ever has the clarity that will allow you to point your finger at a violator as you would at someone who stole your car. So I don’t have a lot of faith in patents, but I still have a feeling you’ll do better in life if you come up with your own solutions.
SERVICE: Table of Contents: 144Hadoop
Getting into high-performance computing has never been easier. We investigate HPC cloud computing and a popular Big Data platform.
SERVICE: On the DVD: openSUSE 12.2This month's DVD
The double-sided DVD attached to this issue comes with 32- and 64-bit versions of the latest release from the openSUSE project. openSUSE 12.2 continues in the long tradition of SUSE Linux, offering a full-featured system that is ready for the server room yet friendly enough for the desktop.
NEWS: Linux News
- Android gains market share
- VMware Workstation
- Perforce on Demand
- openSUSE 12.2 released
- CUDA 5 rc
- Web Foundation index measures world
- New Z shell release first since 2004
NEWS: Tech Tools
SpringSource Releases New Tool Suites
Codethink Releases Baserock 1.1
PostgreSQL 9.2 Released
ROSA Announces Enterprise Distribution
COVER STORY: StarClusterHPC in the cloud with StarCluster
Cloud computing has become a viable option for highperformance computing. In this article, we discuss the use case for cloud-based HPC, introduce the StarCluster toolkit, and show how to build a custom machine image for compute nodes.
COVER STORY: HadoopBig data excavation with Apache Hadoop
Experience the power of supercomputing and the big data revolution with Apache Hadoop.
KNOW-HOW: SPICEExploring Red Hat’s flavor enhancer for virtual desktops
Red Hat peps up performance of multimedia applications on remote desktops with SPICE (Simple Protocol For Independent Computing Environments).
KNOW-HOW: Mosh and AutoSSHTools for channeling SSH over an unreliable connection
SSH can make you crazy if the WLAN connection keeps breaking down, the IP address changes, or the data packets trickle over a slow mobile connection. AutoSSH and Mosh offer some features you won’t find in ordinary SSH.
Richard Stallman calls for the W3C to remain independent of vendor interests.
The new release supports nine architectures, 73 human languages, and zero non-Free components.
Fedora developers release the first alpha version of Fedora 19, known as Schrödinger’s Cat, for general testing. The final release is expected in July 2013.
ack is a grep-like, command-line tool that has been optimized for programmers to search large trees of source code.
New features in SUSE Studio 1.3 include enhanced cloud integration, VM platform support, and lifecycle management.
The Linux Foundation recently announced that the Xen Project is becoming a Linux Foundation Collaborative Project.
Open source version of LiveCode is now available for developing apps, games, and utilities for all major platforms.
OpenDaylight is an open source software-defined networking project committed to furthering adoption of SDN and accelerating innovation in a vendor-neutral and open environment.
The new Gnome release includes privacy and sharing settings, allowing more user control over access to personal information.
Mozilla is collaborating with Samsung on a new web browser engine called Servo.