Along with regular backups, a RAID system should be a matter of course in any good server. This workshop shows how to convert an existing Linux installation to a RAID system and avoid the pitfalls on the way.
HTML5 offers a range of new features, such as audio and video support, without needing plugins like Flash or Java. This opens up completely new options in terms of content delivery via the web – and also for mobile access to applications on the LAN.
Apache web servers generally use the mod_php module to run PHP programs, but the official PHP package also contains a little-acclaimed alternative by the name of PHP-FPM, which uses the FastCGI interface and has some very interesting properties.
The OpenStack developers have released the new 2012.2 version of their protégé, code-named "Folsom." What potential does OpenStack offer, and what distinguishes it from other clouds? We provide an introduction.
One way several users can share a high-performance system is through a software tool called a resource manager. Openlava is an open source version of a commercial scheduler that is robust while being freely available, very scalable, and easy to install and customize.
Creating a virtual machine manually is straightforward but too time consuming if you regularly need to set up many virtual machines. The BoxGrinder and VMBuilder programs let you automate this process.
Oracle's VirtualBox runs as an application on a host operating system, but the phpVirtualBox web interface and the native Perl/Gtk interface, RemoteBox, both make VirtualBox remotely manageable with a little effort.
Parallel programming is not easy, but one tool you can use to help parallelize your application is OpenMP. Most compilers are compatible with OpenMP and allow you to parallelize your code on a single node.