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All Libraries Are Equal, or Are They?*

By Critical Blue

Dedicated to Developers

by Alexis Crowell,
Director, Open Source Marketing

2014 FOSS Outreach Program for Women (OPW) Kernel Internship Report

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.

Four new virtualization technologies on the latest Intel® Xeon - are you ready to innovate?

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 SIMD.js Project: Behind the Scenes with Moh Haghighat

Moh Haghighat, senior principal engineer in Intel's Software and Services group, describes the plans for the appMobi flagship (now called Intel® XDK), what other tools exist for JavaScript developers, and the origin and status of the SIMD.js project to give JavaScript developers access to SIMD processor instructions.

Intel’s John Hawley Receives 2014 O’Reilly Open Source Award

The O’Reilly Open Source Awards recognize individual contributors who have demonstrated exceptional leadership, creativity, and collaboration in the development of Open Source Software.

Yes, Your Refrigerator Is Trying To Kill You: Bad Actors and the Internet of Things

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?

DevOps: Why do Enterprise Cloud-Aware Applications Require DevOps?

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 Yocto Project—Portability, Compatibility, Support

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.

Pushing the 64-bit Boundary

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.

Take the Open Source Path to IoT Opportunities

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.

The Chromium Project

Discover Chromium: the source of Chrome OS, Chrome Browser, Android Open Source Platform, Crosswalk and more.

Encryption for the Cloud with OpenStack* Key Manager

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.

Open Source Software Explained

A simple explanation of how open source projects manage change as well as the structure, roles, and terminology of open source software.

Running Average Power Limit – RAPL

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.


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