Thursday, April 24, 2008

Ubuntu 8.04 LTS (Hardy Heron)

Ubuntu Hardy Heron has just released today (following Feisty Fawn and Gutsy Gibbon releases of 2007), and yes, many servers are extremely overloaded as expected! I am downloading now, but looks like it will take 6 or 7 hours!

Monday, April 21, 2008

MacBook 2008

Last week, I got my third Apple computer. First one that I have was the Mac Mini (got it in 2005, and now it is used by my four-year-old son). This new machine comes with 2GB RAM, 250 GB HDD and Intel Core-Duo 2.4 GHz CPU. I am quite delighted with it's performance. Even running with 6 virtual desktops through Leopard's spaces, and 2 virtual machines (Vista and Ubuntu) at the same time, it performed amazingly well. I was so surprised to see the action. Of course, the cool thing about this, I can run all the greatest operating systems in one machine...

By the way, I set up synergy to use my main keyboard and mouse with my MacBook when I am in the office. I would highly recommend it if you have multiple machines and monitors around you :)

PS: I am using VMware's Fusion and Sun's VirtualBox for virtualization. Fusion really provides near-native performance, and things work smoothly. I tried Parallels desktop virtualization before, although not in my new MacBook but on Vista. Based on that experience, I believe VMware performs better.

Friday, April 04, 2008

UCSD Supercomputer Center & Calit2 Visit (2 April 2008/Wed)

In the second day of the ICSTC, we went to visit UCSD Supercomputer center and Calit2 (California Institute for Telecommunications and Information Technology).
Yes, we have seen some cool things including scientific visualization...

My first visit to the supercomputer center was in 2001. This time I was able to get some pictures :)

ICSTC (1-3 April 2008) @ NU

We had our conference (International Computer Science and Technology Conference) in National University this week. That was pretty good.

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