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:
- From monolith to microservices — Microservices are the new hotness in large-scale computing, so why hasn’t everyone adopted them yet?
- Adapting InfiniBand for high performance cloud computing — InfiniBand owns the HPC interconnect market for on-premises clusters, but why not the cloud? Researchers are working on strategies for making InfiniBand more adaptable for cloud offerings.
- Heating up the exascale race by keeping cool — Getting to exascale is going to require a lot of power and power means heating. Cooling the datacenter effectively is going to be important, and reducing the heat generated perhaps moreso.
- Looking through the Windows at HPC OS trends — Linux dominates the traditional high-performance computing, but lots of computing happens on Windows, too.
Over on Opensource.com, we had our fourth consecutive month with a milion-plus page views and set a record with 1,122,064. 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.
Also, the 2016 Open Source Yearbook is now available. You can get a free PDF download now or wait for the print version to become available. Or you can do both!
Meanwhile, I wrote or edited a few things for work, too:
- Use AWS EBS Snapshots to speed instance setup — Staging reference data can be a time-expensive operation. This post describes one way we cut tens of minutes off of time for a cancer research workload.
- Various ghost-written pieces. I’ll never tell which ones!