Linux Journal Contents #136, August 2005
Ultimate Linux Box 2005
by Justin Thiessen, Matt Fulvio, Philip Pokorny, Trevor Sherard and Don Marti
This is our first Ultimate system to offer 52 channels of audio and Fibre Channel—just in case you need both.
Memory Ordering in Modern Microprocessors, Part I
by Paul E. McKenney
What's your processor doing while it waits for data to come in from slow main memory?
A User's Guide to ALSA
by Dave Phillips
Understand how the 2.6 kernel handles audio, and unleash the synthesizer and mixer inside your sound card.
Editors' Choice Awards 2005
by Don Marti
We want our servers stable, our graphics non-jagged and our drivers GPL. Here's a shopping-cart load of the stuff that makes us happy.
The Prime Internet Eisenstein Search
by Bob Bruen and Phil Carmody
2, 3, 5, 7...pretty soon you're talking big numbers. Fire up your Linux box and join the quest.
Porting LinuxBIOS to the AMD SC520
by Ron Minnich
LinuxBIOS doesn't just boot fast. Other advantages include a fallback copy and the ability to maintain BIOS code in C.
At the Forge
by Reuven M. Lerner
Kernel Mode Linux for AMD64
by Toshiyuki Maeda
Cooking with Linux
The Ultimate in Small Linux
by Marcel Gagné
The Future of Linux Security
by Mick Bauer
by Don Marti
Inside the Ultimate Linux Box 2005
Ubuntu Linux 5.04
by Steve R. Hastings
Building the Perfect PC
by John Kacur
The Definitive Guide to Linux Network Programming
by Antonio Magnaghi
Practical Task Scheduling Deployment
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.
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- Stunnel Security for Oracle
- The Firebird Project's Firebird Relational Database
- Murat Yener and Onur Dundar's Expert Android Studio (Wrox)
- SUSE LLC's SUSE Manager
- Managing Linux Using Puppet
- My +1 Sword of Productivity
- Non-Linux FOSS: Caffeine!
- Google's SwiftShader Released
- SuperTuxKart 0.9.2 Released
- 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