Where have I been writing when I haven’t been writing here?
The Next Platform
I’m freelancing for The Next Platform as a contributing author. Here are the articles I wrote last month:
- Solving HPC conflicts with containers – I finally understand the benefits that containers bring to HPC specifically.
- Apache Kafka gives large-scale image processing a boost – Modern camera technology can produce images too large for a single machine to process in real time. This is where software solutions come in handy.
- Peering through opaque HPC benchmarks – If Xzibit worked in the HPC field, he might be heard to say “I heard you like computers, so we modeled a computer with your computer so you can simulate your simulations.” But simulating the performance of HPC applications is more than just recursion for comedic effect, it provides a key mechanism for the study and prediction of application behavior under different scenarios.
- Serving up serverless science – “Serverless” is a big deal in the general-purpose cloud, but can it work for scientific computing?
- Increasing HPC utilization with meta-queues – HPC resources tend to favor very large jobs. One researcher found a way to get better treatment for small runs.
Over on Opensource.com, we had our 6th consecutive million-page-view month. This is getting to be old news. I wrote the articles below.
- Top 5: New Raspberry Pi Zero, MySQL 8 preview, and more – I filled in for Jen to produce the weekly Top 5 video for March 3.
- How to make release notes count – Why are release notes important? Learn how and why to make them content clear, understandable, and most importantly, relevant.
Meanwhile, I wrote or edited a few things for work, too:
- CycleCloud 6.5.3 released – Cool new features, yay!
- Various ghost-written pieces. I’ll never tell which ones!