Introducing L20rk: the Linux Laptop Orchestra
DISIS, Home to Ico Bukvic's Digital Interactive Sound and Intermedia Studio: disis.music.vt.edu/main
The L2Ork home, the main site for information regarding the L2Ork Project. Links to recordings, performance schedules, history and FAQ: l2ork.music.vt.edu/main
The L2Ork YouTube site. Connects to a rehearsal video and an in-depth series of instructional videos for building the hemipods and other L2Ork hardware components: www.youtube.com/user/VTDISIS
The League Of Automated Music Composers, an excellent history, complete with images and recordings (highly recommended): crossfade.walkerart.org/brownbischoff
One Laptop Per Child (OLPC): laptop.org/en
Princeton Laptop Orchestra: plork.cs.princeton.edu
Pure Data (Pd), an excellent introduction to the awesome capabilities of Pd (highly recommended): puredata.info
Stanford Laptop Orchestra: slork.stanford.edu
Dave Phillips has been using Linux for sound and music since 1995. He is one of the original founders of the Linux Audio Developers/Users groups and has been the maintainer of linux-sound.org for more than ten years. He is the author of The Book Of Linux Music & Sound and has written many sound-related articles for various Linux publications. His other activities include playing in a blues band, reading Latin literature, playing with his shar-pei Maximus and spending time with his beloved Ivy. You can hear Dave's music at linux-sound.org/ardour-music.html.
Similis sum folio de quo ludunt venti.
Practical Task Scheduling Deployment
July 20, 2016 12:00 pm CDT
One of the best things about the UNIX environment (aside from being stable and efficient) is the vast array of software tools available to help you do your job. Traditionally, a UNIX tool does only one thing, but does that one thing very well. For example, grep is very easy to use and can search vast amounts of data quickly. The find tool can find a particular file or files based on all kinds of criteria. It's pretty easy to string these tools together to build even more powerful tools, such as a tool that finds all of the .log files in the /home directory and searches each one for a particular entry. This erector-set mentality allows UNIX system administrators to seem to always have the right tool for the job.
Cron traditionally has been considered another such a tool for job scheduling, but is it enough? This webinar considers that very question. The first part builds on a previous Geek Guide, Beyond Cron, and briefly describes how to know when it might be time to consider upgrading your job scheduling infrastructure. The second part presents an actual planning and implementation framework.
Join Linux Journal's Mike Diehl and Pat Cameron of Help Systems.
Free to Linux Journal readers.Register Now!
- Google's SwiftShader Released
- SUSE LLC's SUSE Manager
- My +1 Sword of Productivity
- Murat Yener and Onur Dundar's Expert Android Studio (Wrox)
- Managing Linux Using Puppet
- Non-Linux FOSS: Caffeine!
- Interview with Patrick Volkerding
- SuperTuxKart 0.9.2 Released
- Parsing an RSS News Feed with a Bash Script
- Doing for User Space What We Did for Kernel Space
With all the industry talk about the benefits of Linux on Power and all the performance advantages offered by its open architecture, you may be considering a move in that direction. If you are thinking about analytics, big data and cloud computing, you would be right to evaluate Power. The idea of using commodity x86 hardware and replacing it every three years is an outdated cost model. It doesn’t consider the total cost of ownership, and it doesn’t consider the advantage of real processing power, high-availability and multithreading like a demon.
This ebook takes a look at some of the practical applications of the Linux on Power platform and ways you might bring all the performance power of this open architecture to bear for your organization. There are no smoke and mirrors here—just hard, cold, empirical evidence provided by independent sources. I also consider some innovative ways Linux on Power will be used in the future.Get the Guide