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June 19, 2014
IBM Power Virtualization Center Express Edition (PowerVC) is an IaaS cloud solution designed to make it easier to build and manage virtual resources in a Power Systems Software Defined Environment or a cloud infrastructure. It is primarily based on OpenStack® and includes OpenStack industry-standard application programming interfaces. Learn about the APIs for each OpenStack component and the tasks they will help you complete.
Predictive analytics provider RapidMiner has acquired Radoop, a Hadoop Big Data analytics vendor.
If you haven’t heard, science has been experiencing some issues. Though most scientists believe in the ideals of openness, transparency, and reproducibility, the reality is that the incentive structure of academic research encourages exactly the opposite. So, scientists have a stronger professional incentive to get results published than to get them right. To make things worse, many scientists are stuck with outdated and closed source tools that aren’t up to the task of managing their increasingly complicated workflows.
The Freecode site has been moved to a static state effective June 18, 2014. Freecode has been the Web's largest index of Linux, Unix and cross-platform software, and mobile applications. Thousands of applications, which are preferably released under an open source license, were meticulously cataloged in the Freecode.database
Steam Marines an excellent looking squad based procedural death labyrinth set on a space-ship has now arrived on Linux after teasers from the developer.
Cloud surveys tend to miss the mark because they ask the wrong people or the people they are asking simply don't know the term. But that doesn't mean that consumers and business users alike aren't using the cloud because they definitely are --whether they know the term or not.
CAMBRIDGE, MA -- (Marketwired – June 18, 2014) -- TesoraTM, provider of an open and scalable database as a service (DBaaS) platform on OpenStack and the Trove project, today announced results of a survey of North American developer communities that found 15 percent were running private clouds on VMware software closely followed by 11 percent using OpenStack.
Red Hat today announced the acquisition of privately held eNovance in a deal that brings one of the top OpenStack cloud contributors into the Red Hat fold. The deal is valued at approximately 50 million euros in cash and 20 million euros in shares of Red Hat common stock, which converts to approximately $95 million USD.
June 18, 2014
An MIT spinoff is Kickstarter-funding its AllJoyn and OpenWRT Linux based “Q” system, which syncs its smart bulbs to mobile music it streams to a stereo. The Q name derives from the system’s Q Station router, “allowing you to both create a Q (queue) of music and send lighting Qs (cues) from the same smartphone app,” says MIT spinoff Belleds Technologies. (And if you also happen to envision hardware hacker hero Q from James Bond, so much the better.)
A new survey from database vendor Tesora found that businesses large and small are deploying OpenStack for private clouds.
First and foremost we would like to thank everybody that already supported the Randa Meetings fundraising. We have reached almost 1/3 of the our goal. Please help more and spread the word. If we reach our goal we can have an even more stable Kdenlive, more applications ported to KDE Frameworks 5, further progress on Phonon, a look at Amarok 3, even better KDE educational applications, a finished port of GCompris to Qt and KDE technologies, an updated KDE Book, more work on Gluon and a new and amazing KDE SDK!
When you’re learning to program in a new language or trying to master a new module, experimenting with a familiar and relatively simply project is a very useful exercise to help expand your understanding of the tools you’re using. Our Space Invaders clone is one such example that lends itself perfectly to Python and the Pygame module – it’s a simple game with almost universally understood rules and logic. While the Invaders meander their way down the screen towards you, it’s your job to pick them off while dodging their random fire. When one wave is conquered, another faster, more aggressive wave appears. We’ve tried to use many features of Pygame, which is designed to make the creation of games and interactive applications easier. We’ve extensively used the Sprite class, which saves dozens of lines of extra code in making collision detection simple and updating the screen and its many actors a single-line command.
In today's open source roundup: The Steamboy handheld Steam Machine. Plus: Bodhi Linux 3.0 release candidate, and Civilization IV might be coming to Linux.
Linux kernel 3.14 is one of the latest versions available, but it looks like this particular build has managed to break Wine for all the applications that were running in Windows 9x mode.
While the open source community is filled with some of the most talented minds in the world, fresh perspectives from the next generation of developers is essential to the continued pioneering spirit of open source projects. Such an injection of youthful enthusiasm lends new creative blood to the open source community, allowing projects to stay cutting edge and in keeping with current trends.read more
Short Stack: OpenStack is maturing, HP cloud chief bullish on OpenStack and Why we craft OpenStack video
This week, OpenStack is maturing, Red Hat's latest release of Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization 3.4 includes enhancements to support for OpenStack components and an OpenStack developer explains why he loves the project.
Kaitlin Thaney is the Director of Mozilla’s Science Lab and an open science advocate. Her work in this space began with John Wilbanks building the science wing of Creative Commons (formerly known as “Science Commons”). Their focus was on crafting the infrastructure, policy and advocacy for Open Access and sharing data on the web. She moved to Digital Science, where the focus was on tools and science software, but there was still a gap.