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Bash Parallel – easily run parallel processes in bash

You don’t have to write complicated bash shell scripts to accomplish parallel processing! Take this as an example of the hard way, It’s going to create 5 “threads” and each while loop can run with 5 at a time. Eh… Complicated. ...

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Linux Kernel 3.11 Release Boosts Performance, Efficiency

Be a short a sweet article to summarize the recent release of the new Linux Kernel. Source Article: https://www.linux.com/news/featured-blogs/200-libby-clark/736790-linux-kernel-311-release-boosts-performance-efficiency Linux Kernel 3.11 Release Just to quickly summarize, the major benefits coming out from this new kernel are mostly performance tweaks, as ...

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Parallella: Supercomputing for everyone

Adapteva Has Started Shipping Its First Parallella Super Computer Boards to its Kickstarter supporters, and will soon be available to the public. This is some damn cool stuff. About Adapteva info … From they’re website: “Adapteva, Inc. is a privately ...

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Just released!! Chef 11.6.0 Omnibus packages, which includes Ohai 6.18.0 and an update to mixlib-shellout!

Original Post from OpsCode: http://www.opscode.com/blog/ We’ve got a bundle of exciting Chef news for you today. Chef 11.6.0 release Ohai 6.18.0 release Client release cadence Testing matrices Chef 11.6.0 Opscode is excited to announce the release of version 11.6.0 of the ...

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Marking ALL Your Google Voice Mails as Read

Are you like me and never actually go into google voice to mark them as read as you do email? I just look at the email that I get in my gmail box and look at the transcription. Hardly ever ...

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Installing Graphite on CentOS 6

This is the fastest way I have found to get Graphite installed. It is a rough tutorial but this is the fasteset way I have found to get it up and running. Install epel repo Install dependencies You can try ...

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The Best Way to Install Nagios – Using OMD The Open Monitoring Distribution

Without a doubt the best OpenSource monitoring software out there is Nagios. Now I’m sure this is a debatable topic and some favor other options out there such as Zabbix. But if your a true Linux head, and loath any ...

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How to quickly and efficiently delete all data in a LARGE MySQL table using TRUNCATE

If you have a very large table in MySQL and you need to delete all the data from it. Instead of using the DELETE syntax or DELETE FROM tablename; It is best to use the TRUNCATE syntax. This will delete all data ...

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VMware and Hot Adding Hard Disks to a Running CentOS or RHEL Linux System

Its possible to extend your disk space on your running virtual machine without even needing to reboot! There are a few caveats obviously, you need to be using LVM (if you are not, SHAME ON YOU!) and be comfortable with file systems ...

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