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PCI Express On the 96Boards Poplar

“I am very excited to let our readers know that finally, thanks to some developments in the past month, we now have a fully functioning PCIe slot on the Poplar Board! Late last year, we saw the release of Linux 4.9 … Continue reading

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Linux Operating Systems Up In India

I know a few things about India but I’ve never lived there: it’s a mix of ancient civilizations, it’s huge, it’s diverse, it’s densely populated in parts, and it’s hot. Today, I added another item to the list. That Other … Continue reading

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ARMed PCs

“With PC makers like Asus and HP beginning to design laptops and tablets around ARM chips, ARM itself has decided to emerge from the shadows and unroll its roadmap to challenge Intel through at least 2020. ARM’s now-public roadmap represents its … Continue reading

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The Return Of The Smartphone

For weeks I’ve been without my smartphone last seen in the hands of a grand child. The supposition was that the battery died and the phone was laid to rest wherever said highly mobile grand child was at some instant… … Continue reading

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Why I’m Glad I Escaped The Wintel Monopoly All Those Years Ago

It’s so tedious that M$ and Intel have monopolized computing, an activity I love and appreciate for its power, efficiency and economy, at least using GNU/Linux. Today I read the following articles and just had to thank Debian GNU/Linux for … Continue reading

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ARMed Attack On Super-Computing

“The HPC system is comprised of 5,184 ARM-based processors — the Thunder X2 processor, built by Cavium. Each processor has 28 cores and runs at 2 GHz. Astra will deliver over 2.3 theoretical peak petaflops of performance, which should put … Continue reading

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Dist-Upgrading Odroid-C2

TLW’s little Odroid C2 was getting a little confused so I thought to upgrade the software. In particular FireFox was an old version and rather obnoxious at times, pausing and being unresponsive. So I checked it out and found that … Continue reading

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OS Stats Revisited

“Android 41.04% Windows 36.3% iOS 12.43% OS X 5.89% Unknown 2.28% Linux 0.74%” See Operating System Market Share WorldwideI’ve been concentrating on other things but I thought to revisit OS market shares today. Checking Statcounter, we find 44% of their hits … Continue reading

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We’re Nearly “There”, ARMed And Dangerous

“The Arm Cortex-A76 CPU is the second generation premium core built on DynamIQ technology. Paired with a Cortex-A55 CPU in a scalable DynamIQ big.LITTLE configuration, the Cortex-A76 delivers laptop-class performance with mobile efficiency, bringing the mobile experience (fast responsiveness, always … Continue reading

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Thinking About Networked Storage

“block devices exported via AoE cannot be accessed by IP. Without this additional overhead, network performance does improve when accessing the exported block device(s). This non-routability also adds to the security of the technology. In order to access the volumes, … Continue reading

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On My Dance-Card…

“SynQuacerâ„¢ E-Series is a software development environment compliant with Linaro’s 96Boards open hardware specification. This has been built jointly by Socionext Inc., Linaro and GIGABYTE. It contains one “SC2A11”. “SC2A11” is a multi-core chip with 24 cores of ARM® Cortex-A53. … Continue reading

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Thin Clients, The Walking Dead Of Computing

“In those early days, even as we swapped the serial cables for network ones, shrunk the cases, and doubled the performance, it didn’t take long before thin clients were banished to niche use cases, becoming the territory of call centers, … Continue reading

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