"nvidia" tag

Introducing NVIDIA’s Compute Unified Device Architecture (CUDA)

This article, the first in a series, introduces readers to the NVIDIA CUDA architecture, as good programming requires a decent amount of knowledge about the architecture. Jack Dongarra, professor at the University of…

What's Up In Linux Graphicstopia Lately

What’s Up in Linux Graphicstopia Lately

Graphics on Linux has been rather interesting lately. If you’ve been keeping up with the news on DRM, kernel, Mesa and X.Org development, you must’ve been aware that Gallium3D in Mesa’s git (what’s…

The elegant and usable Mint Menu

Linux Mint 13 Cinnamon Edition: Makes the Old-timers Feel Right At Home

No Unity. No GNOME Shell. But a GNOME 2*ish-looking GNOME 3 + Compiz Muffin window manager, dubbed Cinnamon. It comes with a certain amount of polish, subtle desktop effects, and the right amount…

Yay! FreeBSD 9.

FreeBSD 9.0 — Fast, Safe and Completely Geeky

Yes, I know, we’re kind of late in getting this article out, but that’s because there was a lot of things that were added in that we were too busy playing with, to…

A Quantum Leap in HPC?

Onama — A Quantum Leap in HPC

This article introduces readers to Onama, a CDAC-created bundle of well-selected parallel and serial applications for various engineering disciplines. An amalgamation of HPC and open source technologies, it is based on Linux, and…

It's Natty time...

Ubuntu 11.04 Natty Narwhal Review

The latest and greatest version of Ubuntu, 11.04 Natty Narwhal, was released on April 28, 2011. Ubuntu is now the most popular desktop operating system, and with this release, Canonical has made some…

PCI/USB

Shared Computing — Where PCI Performs and USB Lags

This article explores the evolution of shared computing, and evaluates the value proposition that a shared computing environment can offer to organisations. Also included are the test results conducted to gauge the efficacy…

MapReduce

(Hadoop) MapReduce: More Power, Less Code

This is an introduction to MapReduce as a framework for beginners in distributed computing, and a short tutorial on Hadoop, an open source MapReduce implementation. It is intended for anyone with significant experience…

BackTrack 4

BackTrack 4: A One-Stop Shop for Security Analysis and Learning

Computer security analysts have plenty of tools available nowadays to evaluate the security of corporate networks, servers and applications. These include Linux distributions specialising in security assessment, system recovery and digital forensic investigations….

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