Thursday, November 21, 2013

Supercomputing surprise: GPUs could make terrific network monitors

  12 IT jobs getting biggest raises in 2014 | Many organizations struggle to define mobile work/play boundaries

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Supercomputing surprise: GPUs could make terrific network monitors
  A network researcher at the U.S. Department of Energy's Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory has found a potential new use for graphics processing units -- capturing data about network traffic in real time. Read More


New Video: How to Configure NetFlow v9 on a Cisco Router
Networks can grow fast—really fast. This rapid growth leads to increased network traffic, more endpoints, and new IPs consuming bandwidth. Key to a complete understanding of network behavior at your growing organization is the ability to collect and analyze NetFlow data in your routers. SolarWinds new video shows you how, in less than 5 minutes! Looking to enable Flexible NetFlow on your Cisco routers? In less than 5 minutes, SolarWinds lead Sales Engineer demonstrates how to enable NetFlow v9 on Cisco routers with custom flow records. Watch the short how to video now!


Managing Essential tools for greater productivity
People are interacting with software from the moment they wake up (hearing an alarm on a smartphone) to the time they relax in the evening (reading or shopping online). And in between, software affects virtually every work function in some way, whether in the executive suite or on the shipping dock. Read Now

12 IT jobs getting biggest raises in 2014
The average salary for newly hired IT pros is expected to increase 5.6% in the coming year Read More

Many organizations struggle to define mobile work/play boundaries
The K-12 private education Paideia School in Atlanta now hands out about 550 Apple iPads each year to students for classroom teaching and homework purposes. And while students love them, some parents are now pressing the IT department to restrict use of apps on the devices because they think there's too much game-playing. Read More

10 things you didn't know about Windows 1.0
Many say Windows turned 30 this year, but it was actually 28 years ago this week that the first commercial version of Microsoft's signature operating system shipped. Read More

Oh no: Now even computers have more common sense than me
  Carnegie Mellon University has been running a computer cluster since July that scans the web for images in order to make sense out of them. The project, dubbed Never Ending Image Learner, could pave the way for computers that better understand the visual world in ways that humans often take for granted. Read More

How to introduce Linux to your little kid
With my daughter nearing 3 years old, the topic of "how best to introduce a young kid to computers" has been on my mind a great deal. And since my home (and work) computing life revolves around Linux, the ideal is to introduce her to the wide, wonderful world of Linux and Open Source. There are really two big hurdles here. The first hurdle is to get her excited about it - truly interested in using... Read More

Upcoming Webinar: 802.11ac Security and Assurance
The deployment of 802.11ac, I'm sure we can all agree, is more a question of when than if. Read More

Ultrabook Buying Guide 2013: How to find the right Ultrabook
  If you're in the market for a super-skinny, lightweight, and travel-friendly Windows notebook, you might already have come across a few Ultrabooks in your research. Intel's trademarked brand for laptops that push the envelope on portability is only a couple of years old, but the chip giant's marketing machine has done its work well. Read More

Retailer demands $3,500 from author of bad review
It's difficult to fathom how a legitimate business could act this way: A Utah woman, Jen Palmer, several years ago wrote a negative online review about trinket retailer KlearGear and the company responded by attempting to enforce against her what just might be the most despicable terms of service ever imagined. From an Electronic Frontier Foundation blog post: Read More

How to get a job in financial IT
IT pros may have shied away from financial services during the industry's recent upheavals, but it now represents a vibrant employment segment for those who understand its adherence to security, compliance and reliability. Insider (registration required) Read More

Puppet vs. Chef vs. Ansible vs. Salt
The proliferation of virtualization coupled with the increasing power of industry-standard servers and the availability of cloud computing has led to a significant uptick in the number of servers that need to be managed within and without an organization. Where we once made do with racks of physical servers that we could access in the data center down the hall, we now have to manage many more servers that could be spread all over the globe. Read More

NASA's Maven spacecraft blasts off to Mars
NASA's Maven spacecraft blasts off to Mars NASA's Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution (Maven) will study the Martian atmopshere. From: Network World Videos Views: 3 0 ratings Time: 02:14 More in Science & Technology Read More


Big data's biggest challenges
IT pros from social media, healthcare and insurance industries share their big-data success stories and lessons learned. Read More


Carriers say smartphone 'kill switch' attractive to hackers
Mobile carriers are opposed to the plan for a smartphone 'kill switch' that would render smartphones inoperable after they are stolen, claiming that it could be misused by hackers to block critical services. Read More

A holistic approach to combating advanced persistent threats
  Security researcher Michael Sutton is really concerned. He says most companies haven't advanced their security strategies to keep pace with today's threats—especially the most serious advanced persistent threats. He recommends a holistic approach that includes protection, detection and remediation. Read More

Hot products from Supercomputing Conference
Some of the biggest new products rolled out at SC13 Read More



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Cool Yule Tools 2013: Our Tester Elf-approved picks for awesome gadgety goodness.


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