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 the Challenges of Scientific Clouds – Purpose-built clouds for scientific HPC pop up from time to time, but there are a lot of challenges in doing them. The better solution might be to build on top of existing offerings.
- Scaling compute to meet large-scale CT scan demands – CT scans are invaluable for medical and industrial applications, but they generate an unbelievable amount of data.
Over on Opensource.com, we managed our 5th consecutive million-page-view month, despite the short month. I wrote the articles below.
- The new Raspberry Pi Compute Module, FSF’s 2017 priorities, and more open source news — I took a turn covering the open source news of the past two weeks.
- 24 Pull Requests challenge encourages fruitful contributions — I’ve become the de facto owner of the hacking event beat. The 24 Pull Requests project is designed to make contribution its own reward.
- Free as in puppy: The hidden costs of free software – Just because you get something for free, that doesn’t mean there’s no cost going forward. In this article, I point out some areas where gratis software (or any other software) costs money.
Meanwhile, I wrote or edited a few things for work, too:
- HyperXite case study – The HyperXite team used CycleCloud software to run simulations for their hyperloop pod.
- ALS research case study – A professor at the University of Arizona quickly simulate a million compounds as part of a search for pharmacological treatment for Lou Gerhig’s disease.
- Transforming enterprise workloads – A brief look at how some of our customers transform their businesses by using cloud computing.
- LAMMPS scaling on Microsoft Azure – My coworkers did some benchmarking of the InfiniBand interconnect on Microsoft Azure. I just wrote about it.
- Various ghost-written pieces. I’ll never tell which ones!