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It’s not just coding that we do in the open. When Nathaniel McCallum and I embarked on the project that is now called Enarx, we made one decision right at the beginning: the code for Enarx would be open source, a stance fully supported by our employer, Red Hat (see the standard disclaimer on my blog). All of …

Volcano is a Kubernetes native batch scheduling system. This open-source project is optimized for compute-intensive workloads, and is especially useful in sectors such as AI, big data, genomics, and rendering. Mainstream computing frameworks in these sectors can easily connect to Volcano to integrate high-performance job scheduling, heterogeneous chip management, and job management. Why do you …

Public Health England has admitted that 16,000 confirmed coronavirus cases in the UK were missed from daily figures being reported between September 25 and October 2. The missing figures were subsequently added to the daily totals, but given the importance of these numbers for monitoring the outbreak and making key decisions, the results of the …

A new cryptocurrency-routing scheme co-invented by MIT researchers can boost the efficiency — and, ultimately, profits — of certain networks designed to speed up notoriously slow blockchain transactions. Cryptocurrencies hold promise for peer-to-peer financial transactions, potentially making banks and credit cards obsolete. But there’s a scalability issue: Bitcoin, for instance, processes only a handful of …

Computers completely overtook humans in terms of the proportion of stocks being managed. This is what is revealed by a recent study of The Economist.   35.1% of the US stock market is now being managed by algorithms. Meanwhile, 24.3% of the stock market is still being handled by humans. The remaining portion of the …

“Risk-aware” traffic engineering could help service providers such as Microsoft, Amazon, and Google better utilize network infrastructure. Stock market investors often rely on financial risk theories that help them maximize returns while minimizing financial loss due to market fluctuations. These theories help investors maintain a balanced portfolio to ensure they’ll never lose more money than …