Altair makes software for local high-performance computing systems and also provides HPC services through the cloud. We asked Bill Nitzberg, CTO of Altair's PBS Works division, about the changing market and the relative benefits of cloud versus local HPC.
Generations of web admins have used phpMyAdmin or SQL Buddy to communicate with their databases. Newcomer Chive has the potential to send the legacy tools into early retirement thanks to its state-of-the-art Ajax interface and impressive feature scope.
As a low-budget alternative to SAN and clustering, companies can use a combination of image backups and virtualization to quickly and easily restore a server after a hardware crash. Windows administrators will find help for this task in the form of ShadowProtect from StorageCraft.
If you want to provide webmail for an IMAP server and need a groupware component on top, Horde may be exactly what you are looking for – especially if you want a web mailer that you can access with your smartphone.
Windows administrators: Expand your horizons and opportunities with Unix commands via Cygwin. We show how to use Cygwin's extensive list of Unix utilities for scripts, maintenance, compatibility, and automation.
The selection of various HPC storage solutions is one of the most pressing issues in HPC, requiring research, study, and planning to be effective, which usually means understanding how your applications perform I/O. We present some techniques for examining I/O patterns in HPC applications.
Linus Torvalds's Git more or less conquered the version management scene overnight. For collaboration in a team, you can easily set up your own Git server to store your repositories. We describe two approaches in this article.
Testing the system landscape for compliance requirements is not typically an administrator's favorite task. The fairly new open source framework called OpenSCAP helps take some of the pain out of this chore.