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GnuCOBOL: A Rising Force in Open-Source COBOL
GnuCOBOL: A Rising Force in Open-Source COBOL

Good News for COBOL Programmers For decades, COBOL has been the workhorse of the business world, powering critical systems in finance, human resources, and more. But with its origins in 1959, some might wonder if COBOL can keep pace with modern technology. The answer is a resounding yes, thanks to the open-source project GnuCOBOL. GnuCOBOL…

GNOME 46 Released: Packed with New Features
GNOME 46 Released: Packed with New Features

GNOME, the popular desktop environment, has released its latest version, GNOME 46, codenamed “Kathmandu.” This update brings a wave of exciting new features and improvements across various applications, making your user experience smoother and more efficient. Find Anything, Fast: Enhanced File Management: Upgraded Online Accounts with OneDrive Support: Remote Login with RDP: Streamlined Settings App:…

Kubernetes Alert: Backdoor in XZ Utils! Secure Cluster Now!
Kubernetes Alert: Backdoor in XZ Utils! Secure Cluster Now!

This blog post explores the critical backdoor vulnerability (CVE-2024-3094) discovered in XZ Utils, a data compression library used in major Linux distributions. On March 29, 2024, Red Hat disclosed a critical vulnerability (CVSS rating of 10) affecting the latest versions of XZ tools and libraries (versions 5.6.0 and 5.6.1). This stemmed from a cleverly disguised malicious…

Effortless Kubernetes Migrations: Free CloudCasa Webinar
Effortless Kubernetes Migrations: Free CloudCasa Webinar

CloudCasa is hosting a free webinar to unveil their solution for simplifying Kubernetes cluster migration and replication. This webinar, titled “Seamless Kubernetes Migration and Replication with CloudCasa: Mastering AKS, EKS, and GKE Transitions,” will address the challenges of moving Kubernetes clusters between environments (e.g., on-premises to cloud, across cloud providers). Here’s what you can expect…

KubeCrash 2024: Free Virtual Conference on Open Source Platform Engineering
KubeCrash 2024: Free Virtual Conference on Open Source Platform Engineering

KubeCrash, a free virtual conference focused on open-source platform engineering, is back for another round! This year’s theme is building the ultimate internal developer platform (IDP). The conference will feature technical sessions on various building blocks and best practices to tailor an IDP to your organization’s needs, boosting developer productivity and operational excellence. Register today…

Mojo Takes a Big Leap Forward: Embracing Open Source!
Mojo Takes a Big Leap Forward: Embracing Open Source!

Mojo Embraces Open Source: Building a Language Together Modular is excited to announce a major milestone for Mojo, their innovative programming language: the core modules from the Mojo standard library are now open-source! This decision underscores Modular’s belief that open-source collaboration is the key to unlocking Mojo’s full potential. Why Open Source? A Better Future…

Falco, Cloud-Native Security Tool for Kubernetes, Graduates from CNCF
Falco, Cloud-Native Security Tool for Kubernetes, Graduates from CNCF

The Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF) recently announced a major milestone: the graduation of Falco, a powerful open-source tool designed for real-time threat detection in Kubernetes and cloud-native environments. This graduation signifies Falco’s maturity, stability, and growing importance within the cloud-native security landscape. From Sandbox to Graduation: A Journey of Security Innovation Falco’s journey began…

Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF) Events 2024
Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF) Events 2024

The year is just getting started, and the CNCF has a number of exciting events coming up! Don’t miss out on sponsorship opportunities, Call for Proposal deadlines, and registration details for these Spring and early Summer events: GitOpsCon North America StrimziCon OTel Community Day Secure AI Summit powered by CloudNative (co-located with CloudNativeSecurityCon) CloudNativeSecurityCon More…

K8GB – Kubernetes Global Balancer
K8GB – Kubernetes Global Balancer

Global Server Load Balancing (GSLB) ensures users are directed to the closest and healthiest servers in your geographically dispersed applications. Traditionally, GSLB solutions involve complex, proprietary network hardware and software managed by siloed network teams. This can be expensive and cumbersome, especially for modern, cloud-native applications running on Kubernetes. Introducing k8gb: Open Source, Cloud-Native GSLB…

Oracle Releases Java 22 with Foreign Function and Memory API, Unnamed Variables and More
Oracle Releases Java 22 with Foreign Function and Memory API, Unnamed Variables and More

Oracle released Java 22, the latest version of the Java programming language and virtual machine. This is the first non-LTS release since JDK 21 and includes 12 JEPs (Java Enhancement Proposals). Key Features of Java 22: Predictions for JDK 23 While only one JEP has been officially targeted for JDK 23, several JEP candidates are…

Effortless Scalability: Orchestrating Large Language Model Inference with Kubernetes
Effortless Scalability: Orchestrating Large Language Model Inference with Kubernetes

In the dynamic landscape of AI/ML, deploying and orchestrating large open-source inference models on Kubernetes has become paramount. This talk delves into the intricacies of automating the deployment of heavyweight models like Falcon and Llama 2, leveraging Kubernetes Custom Resource Definitions (CRDs) to manage large model files seamlessly through container images. The deployment is streamlined…

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Building Meta’s GenAI Infrastructure

Announcing two 24k GPU clusters, Meta marks a significant investment in its AI future. Details on hardware, network, storage, design, performance, and software, crucial for high throughput and reliability in various AI workloads, are shared. These clusters, utilized for Llama 3 training, underscore Meta’s strong commitment to open compute and source, built atop platforms like…