Supporting protected computing on IBM Power Architecture

This article describes the changes to the IBM Power Architecture that can be used to provide enhanced protection of virtual machines from other software running on the same system. A new higher privilege mode called Ultravisor mode is being introduced, along with the concept of secure virtual machines (SVMs). This mode is supported by the Protected Execution Ultravisor which will be open sourced. An SVM is protected at rest, when transmitted over a network as a file, and while executing. In this article, we discuss the impact of this new architecture for SVMs. There is near-zero impact on VMs.

From: LXer

Security updates for Monday

By ris Security updates have been issued by Arch Linux (bchunk, thunderbird, and xerces-c), Debian (freeplane, icu, libvirt, and net-snmp), Fedora (monitorix, php-simplesamlphp-saml2, php-simplesamlphp-saml2_1, php-simplesamlphp-saml2_3, puppet, and qt5-qtwebengine), openSUSE (curl, libmodplug, libvorbis, mailman, nginx, opera, python-paramiko, and samba, talloc, tevent), Red Hat (python-paramiko, rh-maven35-slf4j, rh-mysql56-mysql, rh-mysql57-mysql, rh-ruby22-ruby, rh-ruby23-ruby, and rh-ruby24-ruby), Slackware (thunderbird), SUSE (clamav, kernel, memcached, and php53), and Ubuntu (samba and tiff).

From: LWN

Linux Foundation Launches LF Deep Learning Foundation to Accelerate AI Growth

By Fierce Telecom

As this week’s Open Network Summit gets underway, The Linux Foundation has debuted the LF Deep Learning Foundation, an umbrella organization focused on driving open source innovation in artificial intelligence, machine learning and deep learning.

The goal of the LF Deep Learning Foundation is to make these new technologies available to developers and data scientists.

From: Linux.com

The Evolution of Open Networking to Automated, Intelligent Networks

By PamBaker

The 2018 Open Networking Summit is happening this week in Los Angeles. Just prior to opening day, we talked with John Zannos, Chief Revenue Officer at Inocybe, to get his view on the state of open networking and changes in the foreseeable future. Zannos, is on the governing board of the Linux Foundation Networking effort, and has formerly served on the OpenStack and on the OPEN-O boards.

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4 command line note-taking applications for Linux

When you need to save a code snippet or a URL, an idea or a quote, you probably fire up a text editor or turn to a desktop or web-based note-taking tool. But those aren’t your only options. If you spend time working in terminal windows, you can use one of the many note-taking tools available for the Linux command line.Let’s take a look at of those four apps.tnoteread more

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