China Still Has The World’s Fastest Supercomputer

Earlier this week, the Top500 organization announced its semi-annual list of the Top 500 supercomputers in the world. And for the second year in a row, China’s Tianhe-2 is the world’s fastest by a long shot, maintaining its performance of 33.86 petaflop/s (quadrillions of calculations per second) on the standardized benchmark attached to every supercomputer Read More

Biggest VMware release

VMware looks to be launching its long awaited sixth version of vSphere on February 2nd. The Reg is in receipt of a “hold the date” for the 2nd of February. Also there is a chatter among the VMware faithful that those involved in the vSphere 6 beta are being asked to prepare themselves for “our Read More

Anonymous’s biggest attacks in 2014

Operation Ferguson On 12th August 2014, multiple doxes were released against Jon Belmar, the St. Louis County Police Chief. This was the target because  he refused to release the name of the officer who shot Mike Brown and also he challenged Anonymous, calling their threats hollow. A Twitter account affiliated with Anonymous by the name Read More

Oracle launches a new financial tool

They provided the following information: “News Summary Financial services companies have very specific needs related to IT security, privacy, compliance, and regulatory requirements. At the same time, these enterprises need to maintain back-office processes, streamline operations, and work efficiently to stay competitive. To facilitate the adoption of cloud technologies and address these common industry requirements Read More

IT skills shortage within the UK

At the moment there is a shortage of IT skills within the UK and this is one of the key skills and jobs that help the economy grow. The main skills within the UK that are needed are STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) .It is really hard to find people to fill those positions Read More

Top 10 notorious hackers

Chaos Computer Club: This group made a name for itself by hacking the Bildschirmtext computer in Germany and taking 134,000 Deutsch Marks from a bank in Hamburg. They did this to prove that the security system was flawed and returned the money they took the next day. They also protested against the French nuclear testing using Read More

What is E-Learning?

E-Learning is Electronic learning and what does means is that you are learning on an electronic device instead of a classroom. In the 21 century e-learning is one of the most popular learning methods. E-Learning allows the learning and teaching over a different physical location. The tutor is in a different place or in many Read More

Linux releases a new kernel

In announcing the Linux 3.19-rc4 kernel a few minutes ago, Torvalds described the changes in the past week as “reasonably calm” although some last minute memory management regressions were noted. There wasn’t too much since Monday to get excited over in the stable kernel activity with many developers already readying their work for the Linux 3.20 kernel merge window Read More

Microsoft will stop Advance Notification Service

“For more than a decade, Microsoft has been sharing Advance Notification Service (ANS) as part of Patch Tuesday program in order to communicate in advance, about the security updates being released for Microsoft products and services each month. Due to change in the technology environments and customer needs have evolved, Microsoft is now changing the way they share share Read More

Workers and training availability

The workers in the public sector are much happier with the training which is available and are 62% more likely to feel their employer is doing enough. The Telegraph wrote: “Training is such a big concern that two-thirds of the more than 2,000 people questioned said they thought the Government should impose minimum targets for Read More