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On Monday November 10, IBM is supposed to go against the grain of some of its own Xeon-loving server people and wheel out another Summit chipset-bearing Itanium system, this one a top-of-the-line 16-way - made out of four-way building blocks - labeled the x455. IBM will hail it as the first 64-bit Itanium box with "pay as you grow" capabilities. The company, which prides itself on its way with high-end Intel machines, figures to cash in on the HP-Dell retreat from eight-ways. ... (more)

Virtualization Conference Keynote Webcast Live on SYS-CON.TV

Brian Stevens, the Chief Technology Officer and Vice President of Engineering of Red Hat, delivered his Virtualization Keynote entitled "The Future of the Virtual Enterprise" at SYS-CON's  Virtualization Conference & Expo 2007 West in San Francisco. "Virtualization is the hottest subject today," said Stevens, an industry luminary, who is credited with having pioneered new technologies that contributed to the rise of Linux as an industry-standard operating platform. Click here to View Brian Stevens' Keynote Stevens has over 20 years of enterprise engineering experience in UNIX and Linux technologies, including work as a developer on the first commercial release of the X Window System. Since joining Red Hat's senior management team in 2001, he has been critical to the company's enterprise operating system, storage, and clustering strategies. He now leads the Emerging ... (more)

Will Google's Android Sink or Swim?

Kevin Hoffman's Blog I've been poking around at some of the documentation for Google's Android project. I've seen a couple of the code samples, read through a lot of the SDK documentation and I've even checked out a couple of YouTube videos, including this one: I also highly recommend that you check out the 3 architecture videos that you can find on YouTube. One of the engineers on the Android project takes us on a detailed walkthrough of the architecture of the platform, how applications work, and even shows us how memory, processes, activities, and state are managed. So here's what I've been able to take away as highlights from what I've read and seen: Notifications. Application code can be woken up when certain important events take place. This is something that I really liked about PalmOS in that it could wake your code up and do things necessary and then shu... (more)

Mozilla Foundation Report for 2009 Week 1

This is Zak Greant's weekly report on his activities for the Mozilla Foundation from December 29th, 2008 to January 4th, 2009. Overview Another week of the Christmas and New Year holidays with many of my Mozilla colleagues unavailable. As with the previous week, I focused on 2009 program development and engagement. The program development work was in the form of brainstorming, planning and research for upcoming 2009 Mozilla activities. The engagement work focused on participating in the Mozilla blogorama. I kept up with Planet Mozilla, commented on blog posts I found interesting and continued a series of lightweight blog posts. More details on both activities follow: Program Development I finished drafting a new statement of work and sent this to Mark. The SoW reflects my personal opinions on our direction and is in a structure I'm more comfortable with. I'm hoping t... (more)

Java Kicks Ruby on Rails in the Butt

This article tries to demonstrate that Java can be more productive than Ruby. We are going to develop the same application of the article Rolling with Ruby on Rails Revisited (part 1 [1] and part 2 [2]) but using POJO [3]s annotated with JPA [4] and a Model Driven Framework, OpenXava [5] in this case. The result is that with less code, and less time you obtain a more powerful application. Ruby and rails: The regressive framework Ruby on rails [6] is so elegant, so easy, so productive. I cannot avoid read and heard continuously these comments. For example, the article Rolling with Ruby on Rails Revisited of Bill Walton says: “What would you think if I told you that you can develop a web application at least ten times faster with Rails than you can with a typical Java framework?” Oops! Ten times faster! Well, after these comments I decided to learn Ruby on Rails. I ne... (more)

So Who All’s Going to the Oracle-Sun Hearing?

Oh, lookee there. Reuters says that the Justice Department, which cleared the Oracle-Sun merger this summer and publicly snapped – in diplomatic language of course – at the European Commission when it objected, is sending a representative to the sub rosa hearing Thursday and Friday at which Oracle is supposed to try to convince the regulator to let it swallow Sun MySQL and all. If the EC keeps going in the direction it’s been going – and it’s more than likely to – maybe it can manage to provoke an international incident out of the merger of two American companies like it nearly did when it blocked the GE-Honeywell merger, still a sore spot in certain circles, circles that may not be too thrilled with the way it’s treated two other American icons the last few years. If the EC’s antitrust czarina Neelie Kroes didn’t like the DOJ publicly looking askance at her state... (more)

[berkman] Jérôme Hergeux on the motives of Wikipedians

Jérôme Hergeux is giving a Berkman lunch talk on “Cooperation in a peer prodiuction economy: experimental evidence from Wikipedia.” He lists as co-authors: Yann Algan, Yochai Benkler, and Mayo Fuster-Morell. NOTE: Live-blogging. Getting things wrong. Missing points. Omitting key information. Introducing artificial choppiness. Over-emphasizing small matters. Paraphrasing badly. Not running a spellpchecker. Mangling other people’s ideas and words. You are warned, people. Jérôme explains the broader research agenda behind the paper. People are collaborating on the Web, sometimes on projects that compete with or replace major products from proprietary businesses and institutions. Standard economic theory doesn’t have a good way of making sense of this with its usual assumptions of behavior guided by perfect rationality and self-interest. Instead, Jérôme will look at Wik... (more)

Univa Delivers Cloud Management for Oracle® E-Business Suite

Univa UD, a leading provider of cloud management software, announced today that, in collaboration with Sun Microsystems Inc, it will demonstrate an integrated solution for cloud-enabling Oracle® E-Business Suite at Oracle OpenWorld 2009. The solution, being demonstrated at Oracle OpenWorld 2009 in San Francisco, includes Univa’s UniCloud and Reliance products with Oracle E-Business Suite, Oracle Enterprise Linux and Oracle VM to provide a flexible platform for powering high demand e-business web infrastructures in a virtualized environment. Univa establishes a dynamically scaled business compute platform that helps provide reduced administration, improved uptime and lower total cost of ownership for Oracle E-Business Suite customers. “This solution couples Oracle’s award winning applications and Oracle VM with Univa’s cloud management product set,” said Jeff Doolan,... (more)

NComputing Validates American Institutes for Research's Online Test Delivery System

SANTA CLARA, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 01/31/13 -- NComputing, the leader in accelerating the adoption of desktop virtualization, today announced it has formally validated the American Institutes for Research's (AIR) online Test Delivery System. AIR's Test Delivery System has been used successfully since 2010 in NComputing environments, which enable schools to meet online testing requirements more easily and affordably. NComputing desktop virtualization solutions provide more computing resources in classrooms, allowing students and teachers more access to the testing platform. As opposed to weeks and months, classrooms can now complete their assessments within days. This is particularly important as the move to online testing is increasingly being mandated by State governments throughout the U.S. AIR's Test Delivery System is used in multiple states, including those tha... (more)

Fourth Annual Scala Days Conference Set for June 10-12 in New York City

NEW YORK, NY -- (Marketwire) -- 03/13/13 -- Typesafe, the company empowering developers to build high performance web applications, today announced open registration and a call for papers for Scala Days NYC. Scheduled to take place June 10-12 at the historic Hudson Theater in New York City, the conference will feature a series of workshops and sessions to showcase Scala and Scala-based libraries and frameworks. "Scala has a rapidly growing and vibrant developer community that is pushing the boundaries of application development on the JVM," said Martin Odersky, Chief Architect, Chairman of Typesafe and the creator of Scala. "With Scala Days, we're hoping to provide a unique opportunity for users to learn best practices from each other as well as key contributors to the language." In addition to an opening keynote address by Odersky, other notable presentations inclu... (more)

GraphOn Announces GO-Global 4.6 for Windows

CAMPBELL, Calif., April 3, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- GraphOn Corporation (OTCQB:GOJO), a leading worldwide developer of remote application access and Web-enabling software solutions, today announced the immediate availability of GO-Global 4.6 for Windows. "Further expanding our mobility capabilities, GO-Global 4.6 adds the ability for iOS clients such as iPad and iPhone to connect through our enterprise gateway solution," said Christoph Berlin, GraphOn's Chief Operating Officer. "We've also broadened our client support with a Google Chrome Plug-in, compatibility updates for Internet Explorer 10 and Firefox 17, as well as a native client for Ubuntu." GO-Global for Windows is a cross-platform solution that delivers centralized Windows applications to virtually any location, platform, and operating system as though the applications were running locally. With the included ... (more)

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Nicolas Fierro is CEO of MIMIR Blockchain Solutions. He is a programmer, technologist, and operations dev who has worked with Ethereum and blockchain since 2014. His knowledge in blockchain dates to when he performed dev ops services to the Ethereum Foundation as one the privileged few developers to work with the original core team in Switzerland.
René Bostic is the Technical VP of the IBM Cloud Unit in North America. Enjoying her career with IBM during the modern millennial technological era, she is an expert in cloud computing, DevOps and emerging cloud technologies such as Blockchain. Her strengths and core competencies include a proven record of accomplishments in consensus building at all levels to assess, plan, and implement enterprise and cloud computing solutions. René is a member of the Society of Women Engineers (SWE) and a m...
Andrew Keys is Co-Founder of ConsenSys Enterprise. He comes to ConsenSys Enterprise with capital markets, technology and entrepreneurial experience. Previously, he worked for UBS investment bank in equities analysis. Later, he was responsible for the creation and distribution of life settlement products to hedge funds and investment banks. After, he co-founded a revenue cycle management company where he learned about Bitcoin and eventually Ethereal. Andrew's role at ConsenSys Enterprise is a mul...
Whenever a new technology hits the high points of hype, everyone starts talking about it like it will solve all their business problems. Blockchain is one of those technologies. According to Gartner's latest report on the hype cycle of emerging technologies, blockchain has just passed the peak of their hype cycle curve. If you read the news articles about it, one would think it has taken over the technology world. No disruptive technology is without its challenges and potential impediments t...
If a machine can invent, does this mean the end of the patent system as we know it? The patent system, both in the US and Europe, allows companies to protect their inventions and helps foster innovation. However, Artificial Intelligence (AI) could be set to disrupt the patent system as we know it. This talk will examine how AI may change the patent landscape in the years to come. Furthermore, ways in which companies can best protect their AI related inventions will be examined from both a US and...
In his general session at 19th Cloud Expo, Manish Dixit, VP of Product and Engineering at Dice, discussed how Dice leverages data insights and tools to help both tech professionals and recruiters better understand how skills relate to each other and which skills are in high demand using interactive visualizations and salary indicator tools to maximize earning potential. Manish Dixit is VP of Product and Engineering at Dice. As the leader of the Product, Engineering and Data Sciences team at D...
Bill Schmarzo, Tech Chair of "Big Data | Analytics" of upcoming CloudEXPO | DXWorldEXPO New York (November 12-13, 2018, New York City) today announced the outline and schedule of the track. "The track has been designed in experience/degree order," said Schmarzo. "So, that folks who attend the entire track can leave the conference with some of the skills necessary to get their work done when they get back to their offices. It actually ties back to some work that I'm doing at the University of San...
When talking IoT we often focus on the devices, the sensors, the hardware itself. The new smart appliances, the new smart or self-driving cars (which are amalgamations of many ‘things'). When we are looking at the world of IoT, we should take a step back, look at the big picture. What value are these devices providing. IoT is not about the devices, its about the data consumed and generated. The devices are tools, mechanisms, conduits. This paper discusses the considerations when dealing with the...
Bill Schmarzo, author of "Big Data: Understanding How Data Powers Big Business" and "Big Data MBA: Driving Business Strategies with Data Science," is responsible for setting the strategy and defining the Big Data service offerings and capabilities for EMC Global Services Big Data Practice. As the CTO for the Big Data Practice, he is responsible for working with organizations to help them identify where and how to start their big data journeys. He's written several white papers, is an avid blogge...