IT Managers: Your Container Software Needs Hardware | IT Infrastructure Advice, Discussion, Community


Containers have become go-to solutions for moving code, and this industry trend hardly appears fleeting. In comparison, virtual machines seem rigid. By eliminating virtual machines’ rooted hardware focus, containers can surface new innovation into operating systems like never before—and it’s paying off. The implementation percentage of containers across industries is growing at an outstanding rate. In fact, it’s predicted that more than 50 percent of companies will use containers in 2020, which a huge jump from just 20 […] Continue Reading…

OpenMandriva Lx 4.1 Aiming To PGO More Packages, Use IWD For WiFi Connections

While OpenMandriva Lx 4.0 was just released last month, we are already looking forward to OpenMandriva 4.1 for a number of improvements and some new features.
OpenMandriva’s developer board provides an interesting look at what’s ahead for OpenMandriva Lx 4.1. Already completed for this next milestone include migrating to LLVM Clang 9, and using LD.lld and BFD as the default linkers. Meanwhile they are currently tackling using Profile Guided Optimizations (PGO) for more packages to improve the performance of their […] Continue Reading…

Problem: Complex Networks Getting Harder to Secure | IT Infrastructure Advice, Discussion, Community


Public scrutiny of every security breach does a lot for the revenue streams of cyber security companies. It increases public awareness and puts pressure on businesses. But, does it really do anything to address the underlying issue of securing increasingly complex networks?

The expanded attack surface of a modern distributed network or a business undergoing digital transformation forms an atmosphere that’s tailor-made for malicious activity. Previous to an attack, hackers consider the complexity of a system. That’s because the […] Continue Reading…

FreeBSD 12 Runs Refreshingly Easy On AMD Ryzen 9 3900X – Benchmarks Against Ubuntu 18.04 LTS

While newer Linux distributions have run into problems on the new AMD Zen 2 desktop CPUs (fixed by a systemd patch or fundamentally by a BIOS update) and DragonFlyBSD needed a separate boot fix, FreeBSD 12.0 installed out-of-the-box fine on the AMD Ryzen 9 3900X test system with ASUS ROG CROSSHAIR VIII HERO WiFi motherboard.

I was curious about the FreeBSD support for AMD Zen 2 CPUs and new X570 motherboards, so this weekend I tried out FreeBSD 12.0. […] Continue Reading…

NVIDIA’s Graphics Driver Will Run Into Problems With Linux 5.3 On IBM POWER

For those using the NVIDIA proprietary graphics driver on an IBM POWER system, it could be a while before seeing Linux 5.3+ kernel support. Upstream has removed code depended upon by the NVIDIA binary driver for supporting the POWER architecture and as is the case they don’t care that it will break NVIDIA driver support since it’s binary/out-of-tree.
The POWER changes for Linux 5.3 remove NPU DMA code. In the pull request they do acknowledge this DMA code is […] Continue Reading…