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12 Sep 2017 Penn State Researchers Turn To Cloud For High-Capacity Computing [66493]
By Chris Murphy

Chris writes, "Penn State chemistry professor Edward O'Brien is doing the kind of work long associated with supercomputing, creating models of how our bodies make proteins, trying to learn what causes mutations that make us sick.

High-performance computing, however, is becoming essential to many more fields of study at the university. Witness Zita Oravecz's work in quantitative psychology..."
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12 Sep 2017 Monitoring MySQL Problematic Queries [66494]
By Ravikiran Iyengar

Ravikiran blogs, "How many times have you seen a system go live and perform much worse than it did in testing? There could be several reasons behind bad performance. For instance, a slow running query in MySQL can be caused by a poor database design or may be due to higher-than-normal latency in network communication. Other issues such as using too few or too many indexes may also be a factor. This blog will identify the types of poorly performing queries and outline some concrete strategies for identifying them using monitoring. Finally, some tips for improving performance will be presented..."
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11 Sep 2017 SUSE Linux Enterprise 12 SP3 Released [66449]
ZDNet, September 8th, 2017

"The latest version of SUSE Linux Enterprise Server extends the business Linux server to new processors and it improves performance and security.

Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) gets most of the headlines, but SUSE Linux Enterprise Server (SLES) is also a top-notch business Linux. The latest release, SLES 12 SP3, supports more hardware platforms then ever and has better performance, clustering ability, and security than ever..."
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10 Sep 2017 Top Ten Articles for last few Issues [66062]
Vol 234 Issues 1, 2, 3 and 4; Vol 233 Issues 1, 2,3 and 4

We track how frequently each article is viewed on the web site to determine which the readers consider the most important. For last week, the top 10 articles were:

  • These Are The 4 Emotional Intelligence Job Skills You'll Need In The Future
  • Disturbing Trends Revealed By The Microsoft Security Intelligence Report
  • So What Can You Actually Do With Linux? A Guide For Beginners
  • 12 Bad Habits That Slow IT To A Crawl
  • Bitcoin - Recent Trends In Cryptocurrency
  • 78 Open Source Replacements For Expensive Applications
  • 8 Vital Project Management Skills
  • Simulating DevOps to Discover the 'Culture Thingy'
  • How Safe Are Your Passwords? Real Life Rules For Businesses To Live By
  • My Cloud Infrastructure Is Built, Now How Do I Monitor It?

The longer version of this article has list of top ten articles for the last 8 weeks.
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10 Sep 2017 Amazon Makes Elastic GPUs Generally Available [66217]
ZDNet, August 30th, 2017

"Amazon Web Services on Wednesday announced the general availability of Amazon EC2 Elastic GPUs for Windows. Currently, customers can provision elastic GPUs in us-east-1 and us-east-2," writes Stephanie Condon in ZDNet.

"An elastic GPU attaches to an Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2) instance to accelerate the graphics performance of applications. They're best suited for applications that require a small or intermittent amount of additional GPU power..."
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