"RAM" tag
computer-parts

Building an Embedded System Based on the Initial RAM Disk

Here’s a rough tutorial on writing an embedded Linux based system, using an initial RAM disk. The initial RAM disk (initrd) is a tool for loading a temporary root file system into the…

Setting Up OpenAM for Web Authentication

OpenAM provides a system for integrating diverse Web applications-to share common authentication and authorisation systems. It can protect applications running on any Web or application server. With a centralised login for all applications,…

A Peek into Open Source Licences

Open source is the mantra of today’s tech world. While it is being used in that personal computer sitting on your desk, it is also being used in the computing systems in NASA’s…

Use CoffeeScript To Write Your JavaScript

JavaScript has become the lingua franca of the Web and has gained a lot of popularity in recent years. Many frameworks and technologies have been inspired by JavaScript, and it now powers most…

Linux virtualization solutions

Virtualisation Face-off: Qemu, VirtualBox, VMware Player and Parallels Workstation

In this article, we take a look at four of the most well known and commonly used virtualisation software for Linux. When it comes to virtualisation, Linux unarguably has more prowess and offers…

SPEED!

Web Acceleration with Varnish 3.0

In this article we’ll setup a ready-to-deploy WordPress-compatible Varnish service as our HTTP reverse caching proxy, and have it cache the desktop and mobile themes separately. Our original WordPress recipe had a place…

Speed up your cloud

Speed up Your Cloud with Memcached

Is your website running into performance bottlenecks? Does the database or backend feel like a really expensive resource, even though you’ve got a huge cluster set up to improve parallel processing? Read on…

Disk on RAM?

Device Drivers, Part 15: Disk on RAM — Playing with Block Drivers

This article, which is part of the series on Linux device drivers, experiments with a dummy hard disk on RAM to demonstrate how block drivers work. After a delicious lunch, theory makes the…

Serving WordPress from a Debian-powered Nginx

WordPress on Nginx, Part 2: vhost, MySQL & APC Configurations

Last time around we made our Debian VPS ready with the LEMP recipe. Let’s now configure the stack and migrate over the old WP website. What good a website with a “Welcome to…

Storing all that!

nexenta: Bringing Enterprise Storage to the Open Source World

This article discusses some of the challenges and technologies related to data storage, and introduces the Nexenta Core Platform, which is an OS based on OpenSolaris. Storage is arguably the most overlooked component…

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