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Oracle pursues "datacenter core" with Virtual Compute Appliance

Matthew Eastwood of IDC points out that “Oracle's
Virtual Compute Appliance leverages a hardware and software stack that
Oracle has spent years of effort developing and optimizing”. Read the complete study here:

7 Unikernel Projects to Take On Docker in 2015

This is a reprint of a 3-part unikernel series published on In part one, Xen Project Advisory Board Chairman Lars Kurth takes a closer look at the rise of unikernels and several up-and-coming projects to keep close tabs on in the coming months.

Docker and Linux container technologies dominate headlines today as a powerful, easy way to package applications, especially as cloud computing becomes more mainstream. While still a work-in-progress, they offer a simple, clean and lean way to distribute application workloads.

CloudStack Day Austin Video: Operating CloudStack – Sharing my Tool Box

Watch my talk “Operating CloudStack – Sharing my Tool Box” that I presented at CloudStack Day Austin, on April 16th 2015. The talk was originally written for ApacheCon North America and I presented it there a few days earlier. It was great to be able to do the talk again and reach an even bigger […]

Accessing LSF batch job ID and array ID

The variables are as followed:
LSB_JOBID: LSF assigned job ID
LSB_BATCH_JID: Array job ID. Includes job ID and array index number
LSB_JOBINDEX: Job array index

Spring at the Ranch

This spring is bringing new changes to the ranch. This vine surprised us with lavender-colored flowers.

XenServer 6.5 PCI-Passthrough

While searching the web for how to perform PCI-Passthrough on XenServers, we mostly get info about previous versions. Since I have just completed setting up PCI-Passthrough on XenServer version 6. 5 (with recent update 8, just to give you some notion of the exact time frame), I am sharing it here.

Introducing Xen Project’s New Test Lab

One of Xen Project’s highest priorities is to continually work to improve the quality of our code and code coverage. We’re serious and proactive when it comes to minimising and, whenever possible, eliminating any adverse effects from defects, security vulnerabilities or performance problems. Our users run some of the largest cloud and datacenter operations in the world, so we know that reboots and service interruptions are more than mere glitches in operations.

Upcoming Webinar on April 15th about Node-oracledb driver for Node.js

Tomorrow I'll be giving a webinar covering node-oracledb, the Node.js
driver for Oracle database.

Date: Wednesday, April 15th
Time: 9am (San Francisco time)
Webex - No need to register. Session will be recorded.
US Toll Free Audio (1-866-682-4770), with international numbers available (Meeting ID: 8232385# & PIN: 123456#)
Speaker: Christopher Jones

How do you install Node.JS on CentOS?

There's a ton of outdated information floating around the web on how to simply and effectively install Node.JS on CentOS, specifically one of my legacy boxes that runs 5.11. I spent about 15-20 minutes toying around with various hacky ways to do this. To save you the time, here's the easiest way I found:
Perform (as root):

curl -sL | bash -
yum install -y nodejs

vtprint - blast from the past

I recently decided to have a look back at some old stuff I wrote.  Blast from the past stuff.  One of the things I decided to look at was the very first open source program I wrote -- something called vtprint.

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