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41 posts from March 2017

Snaps are now available for Ubuntu 14.04 LTS desktop and server

By David Callé, 30 March 2017

The snapd team recently announced a new release of snapd supporting Ubuntu 14.04 LTS (Trusty) for servers and desktop (i386, amd64). The snapd service is what makes possible the installation and management of applications packaged as…

USB hotplug with LXD containers

By Stéphane Graber, 29 March 2017

> USB devices in containers It can be pretty useful to pass USB devices to a container. Be that some measurement…

Making snap packages of photogrammetry software

By Guest, 29 March 2017

This is a guest post by Alberto Mardegan, Software Engineer at Canonical. If you would like to contribute a guest post, please contact ubuntu-devices@canonical.com Some time ago I got vaguely interested into photogrammetry, that is the…

Carrier Cloudification: What every telecom executive needs to know

By Tom Callway, 29 March 2017

New imperatives, technologies, and the emergence of the public cloud are forcing telecom service providers to rethink and validate their fundamental business assumptions. The cloud has forced today’s telecom service providers to transform…

NVidia CUDA inside a LXD container

By Stéphane Graber, 28 March 2017

GPU inside a container LXD supports GPU passthrough but this is implemented in a very different way than what you would expect from a virtual machine. With containers, rather than passing a raw PCI device and have the container deal…

Battlestar solution

By Guest, 28 March 2017

This is a guest post by Peter Kirwan, technology journalist. If you would like to contribute a post, please contact ubuntu-devices@canonical.com Forecasts suggest that by 2020, 20bn to 30bn IoT devices will be connected to networks…

Machine learning with snaps

By Michael Hall, 28 March 2017

Late last year Amazon introduce a new EC2 image customized for Machine Learning (ML) workloads. To make things easier for data scientists and researchers, Amazon worked on including a selection of ML libraries into these images so they…

Job concurrency in Kubernetes: LXD and CPU pinning to the rescue

By Samuel Cozannet, 27 March 2017

A few days ago, someone shared with me a project to run video transcoding jobs in Kubernetes. During her tests, made on a default Kubernetes installation on bare metal servers with 40 cores & 512GB RAM, she allocated 5 full CPU cores…

Bare metal server provisioning is evolving the HPC market

By Canonical, 27 March 2017

  In the early days of High Performance Computing (HPC), ‘Big Data’ was just called ‘Data’ and organizations spent millions of dollars to buy mainframes or large data processing/warehousing systems just to gain incremental…

Putting Ubuntu in embedded

By Thibaut Rouffineau, 27 March 2017

This year Canonical joined Embedded World 2017 for the first time with a booth. And the initial reaction from anyone visiting the booth was one of surprise quickly followed by the question: ‘Ubuntu is what I run on my desktop, not on my…

Video tutorial: learn how to install MAAS

By Alexia Emmanoulopoulou, 27 March 2017

This short video offers step-by-step instructions on how to install MAAS (Metal as a Service) to your machine. Before you start you’ll need: One small server for MAAS and at least one server which can be managed with a BMC. It is…

Huawei and Canonical integrate OpenStack and CloudFabric

By Canonical, 23 March 2017

Huawei Extends its Cooperation with Canonical with the Integration of CloudFabric Data Center Network Solution and Ubuntu Cloud Solutions Hannover, Germany, March 23, 2017 – Huawei and Canonical today announced they are expanding…