Non-Linux FOSS: Homebrew

By Shawn Powers

I use OS X quite often during my day job. I’m able to tolerate it largely
due to the terminal. If I couldn’t do my work with green text on a
black background, I think I’d go crazy (or crazier). Unfortunately,
OS X doesn’t come with all the command-line tools I need. That’s where
Homebrew comes in to save the day.
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Many Drives, One Folder

By Shawn Powers

RAID is awesome, and LVM is incredibly powerful, but they add a
layer of complexity to the underlying hard drives. Yes, that complexity
comes with many benefits, but if you just want to spread your files
across multiple storage locations, there’s a much easier way.
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PostgreSQL, the NoSQL Database

By Reuven Lerner

One of the most interesting trends in the computer world during the past
few years has been the rapid growth of NoSQL databases. The term may
be accurate, in that NoSQL databases don’t use SQL in order to store
and retrieve data, but that’s about where the commonalities end. NoSQL
databases range from key-value stores to columnar databases to
document databases to graph databases.
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HPC Cluster Grant Accepting Applications!

By John Grogan

Silicon Mechanics, Inc. has announced the open
submission period for its 4
th annual Research Cluster
Grant Program. This competitive grant will award two complete high performance compute clusters to two
institutions of higher education and research. The competition is open to all US and Canadian qualified post-secondary
institutions, university-affiliated research institutions, non-profit research institutions, and researchers at federal
labs with university affiliations.

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Designing with Linux

By Joey Bernard

3-D printers are becoming popular tools, dropping in price and becoming
available to almost everyone. They can be used to build parts that you
can use around the house, but more and more, they also are being
used to create instruments for scientific work. more>>

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