PLUG Member Blogs
These blogs are mantained at the PLUG site. Each member has their own blog. In addition, many members have additional personal blogs. Look in the rss news & blogs section for more details.
I am looking for few volunteers for a school project we are doing in the BYU MBA program.
This is a Marketing project and we have to interview few Linux-lovers who can help us branding the Linux from it's avid lovers.
If you are interested, please let me know. I will provide more inputs regarding the kind of inputs or time commitment (it is pretty less - let me assure you) etc.
From the member directory statistics, most of us are already employed. For those of you who aren't as fortunate (or if you're looking for something better), Tahitian Noni International is hiring an entry level Linux Operator. TNI has been around since the mid 1990's and has the most impressive (not to mention consistent) growth of any network marketing company in the industry. The job posting can be found at the link below. Resumes can be submitted online at tni.com (see link below) or to me at (jaredm at tni dot com).
perl -e 'print "hello world\n";'
(Sorry, it seemed a fitting analog to my first breath on Plug.)
I recently started working for a company that is badly in need of a new shopping cart solution. I think FOSS has something to offer for our $100 million/year enterprise, but I need to convince others. I have looked into some Java-based open source carts, like Apache OFBiz, but I'm somewhat new to e-commerce having spent much of my career in middleware and back-end development. I would appreciate some input from experienced members of PLUG about what shopping cart to recommend and how to sell my executives on FOSS. We need a stable and feature-rich cart that can be heavily customized to fit our environment.
Who likes fast systems? Who likes bleeding-edge technology? Who likes networking with people in an industry that is passionate about high-performance and high-quality? Well, me of course.
Supercomputing 2007 was the best show that I've been to this year. I didn't attend any classes, but the exhibitors present, and technology previewed was first rate. The SWAG was good too. 10GbE, Infiniband, multi-node clusters, AoE, virtualization, were all over the place. Take a look at some of the photos I took. On top of all that, I got lucky and won an iPod from Intel :)
I was in NJ this week attending an AMD/Microsoft Tech Conference. The AMD part was pretty interesting. The discussions around AMD's rollout of L3 cache, hypertransport, and split power plane technologies were of interest to the group that attended (Barcelona & Shanghai). To me, AMD seems a little more honest in their marketing than Intel does except in one subject:
The announcement of a three-core processor. I'd just expect that they call it what it is - enough failure of the quad-core processor that they could open up a new niche, and for $20-50 less, sell the quad processor with one core disabled because it wasn't reliable or working. But I digress.
Well - I'll be off to Reno, Nevada this year for Supercomputing 2007. I'm VERY excited! The conference starts November 10 with the Exhibitors starting on Monday, Nov 12 and running until Thursday, Nov 15.
If you are attending, please come see me in the Exhibition Hall - Booth #1229: Click to see a map here
AMD's marketing engine announced the other day that they are announcing the three-core processor. They state: Citing Mercury Research, the company said quad-core processors made up less than 2 percent of desktop computer shipments in the second quarter -- signaling the need for a wider range of multi-core products. http://biz.yahoo.com/ap/070918/amd_chip.html?.v=1
What does this actually mean?
It's the Intel Developer Forum (IDF) time of year again. This year, we'll be in Moscone West as a Gold Sponsor. If you're there, stop by, say hi and see some of the very cool Supermicro products.
Photos to follow