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Accurately Time Your Parallel Loops in OpenMP

Learn how to use a wall clock timer that is included as part of the OpenMP library. Jeff Cogswell walks you through how. Taken from Accurately Time Your Parallel Loops in OpenMP which is found

Use GNU C++ and Intel Compilers with OpenMP

Most compilers today support OpenMP. Here is a video compilation of  of how Jeff Cogswell shows you how to compile OpenMP programs using both the Intel and GNU C++ compilers. Taken from Use GNU C++ and Intel Compilers with OpenMP from

iostat – installation and usage

The iostat command is used for monitoring system input/output device loading by observing the time the devices are active in relation to their average transfer rates.
The iostat command generates reports that can be used to change system configuration to better balance the input/output load between physicaldisks.
How to install iostat:
iostat is available in sysstat module, so to install iostat we need to install sysstat module.
Use following command to sysstat:

Will you give Xen a ride … or will Xen give you a ride?

And by “a ride”, we actually mean a ride. Like this:


Like, will Xen run in your car?  Well, it appears it will!

What is the ice bucket challenge?

The internet has gone viral with videos of celebrities and other popular personalities taking the "Ice Bucket challenge" and daring three others to do the same. Here is what you need to know about it:

It's time already

(Sorry for the political/religious slant this post takes... I've been trying to stay focused on technology, but sometimes events are simply too large to ignore...)
The execution of John Foley is just the latest.  But for me, its the straw that broke the camel's back. 

Routing PHP memcached calls to Oracle Coherence

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>Getting Started with the Coherence Memcached Adaptor from David
Felcey shows how PHP memcached calls can automatically be routed to
store data in Oracle Coherence 12c.

NFS mount errors with “clnt_create: RPC: Unknown host” for CentOS 6

When attempting to mount CentOS 6, my mount fails with
clnt_create: RPC: Unknown host
If we do a more thorough diagnostic, this is the issue

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