For the past year and a half, Intel has sponsored the FOSS Outreach Program for Women (OPW), which provides a three-month paid internship for women (cis and trans) and genderqueer or genderfluid people. After a month-long application process, selected interns are paired with a mentor to work on an open source project. I coordinate the Linux kernel OPW internships, finding mentors and helping applicants through our first kernel patch tutorial. As of August 2014, the Linux kernel has participated in three OPW rounds. There are currently 11 Linux kernel OPW alumni, and five interns who are just finishing up their internships.
In case you didn't catch the news - the latest Intel® Xeon® E5-2600 v3 Product Family (formerly codename Haswell) has added four new technologies to the already strong Intel® Virtualization Technology (Intel VT) portfolio. It doesn't matter whether you use containers and virtual machines, or you focus on servers, storage or networking, or you work in the cloud or enterprise or some hybrid environment – with the new Intel® VT technologies, you are in for a treat.
The O’Reilly Open Source Awards recognize individual contributors who have demonstrated exceptional leadership, creativity, and collaboration in the development of Open Source Software.
From OSCON 2014: Beth Flanagan's keynote talk, "Yes, Your Refrigerator Is Trying To Kill You: Bad Actors and the Internet of Things." Remember Heartbleed? Remember how everyone spent days checking if their bank/email/favorite shopping sites had been patched?
20 years ago, Intel led the “Standard High-Volume Server” revolution which democratized the datacenter with 4-way “AT-clone”-style building blocks that were scalable, reliable, and compatible. Today, cloud-aware applications promise to unleash a new type of volume-economics.
The Linux open source model has revolutionized the world. But now with Linux’s increasing dominance in the commercial world, it is becoming more important to have the ability to quickly build, configure and rapidly deploy Linux. That’s why adopting the Yocto Project holds many benefits for companies. Read the RTC Magazine article.
For over 15 years, Intel has enabled a vast range of operating systems to run great on our 64-bit hardware—from Windows to Linux and beyond. And as the second largest contributor to the Android Open Source Project, Intel was first to deliver a 64-bit kernel for Android with KitKat.
How can developers, especially individuals and small companies, begin to surf the IoT tsunami? Aided by investments from companies such as Intel and a wide range of open source communities, developers of all sizes will be able to find roles and opportunities in this emerging market boom where Agile development, rapid prototyping, and instant apps reign.
Industry Leaders to Establish Open Interconnect Consortium to Advance Interoperability for Internet of Things
Technology industry leaders Atmel Corporation, Broadcom Corporation, Dell, Intel Corporation, Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., and Wind River, are joining forces to establish the Open Interconnect Consortium, focused on improving interoperability and defining the connectivity requirements for the billions of devices that will make up the Internet of Things.
DevOps: Enterprise Datacenters Can Adopt DevOps or Gradually Lose Their Workloads to Cloud Service Providers
Originating in Web datacenters, the concept of DevOps flies in the face of traditional enterprise IT, where about 80 percent of the people and resources are devoted to Operations—i.e., responding to outages and keeping the business running.
In this article, Malini Bhandaru explains the role of cryptographic key management in clouds based on OpenStack* and the development of the Barbican open-source software service to fill that role. The key manager draws on hardware-based security features of Intel® Xeon® processors to dramatically enhance data protection without sacrificing performance.
The RAPL (Running Average Power Limit) interface provides platform software with the ability to monitor, control, and get notifications on SOC power consumption. The primary use case of RAPL is the ability of setting per package, hardware-enforced power limits. In addition, RAPL is also useful for conserving battery power, but the discussion here is more focused on platform thermals.
What do you get when you combine the largest international pre-college science competition with one of today’s hottest areas for technology development? The Intel® Open Source Technology Awards presented as part of the 2014 Intel International Science and Engineering Fair.
In this article, Will Auld of Intel explains how hardware and software capabilities, developing in tandem, continue to expand virtualization’s benefits to both IT and businesses overall. With each generation of x86-based Intel® architecture, virtualized usage models that range from workload consolidation to the cloud become more ubiquitous and capable.