Low-level mapping of key combinations in GNU/Linux (remapping the unremappable)

Keyboard by  ainul muttaqin from the Noun Project This is a "brief" tale about how I used uinput and evdev to remap some keys of my latop's keyboard. Using this "low-level" approach it is possible to remap "unreamappable" key bindings, such as Alt+Right to End or Alt+Left to Home. I've been using, almost exclusively, an … Continue reading Low-level mapping of key combinations in GNU/Linux (remapping the unremappable)

gVirtuS: the first beta release

We are proud to announce the first beta release of gVirtuS. gVirtuS allows an instanced virtual machine to access GPGPUs in a transparent way, with an overhead  slightly greater than a real machine/GPGPU setup. gVirtuS is hypervisor independent, and, even though it currently virtualizes nVIDIA CUDA based GPUs. The software, developed for research applications, is … Continue reading gVirtuS: the first beta release

VMSocket: a mechanism to expose UNIX Sockets in KVM Virtual Machines

VMSocket is a mechanism to expose UNIX Sockets (sockets in AF_UNIX domain) from the host operating system to the KVM's virtual machines. It provides a really fast communication channel between host and guests os. It can ben used for communication that needs to be fast, such as HPC (High Performance Computing) software solutions and so … Continue reading VMSocket: a mechanism to expose UNIX Sockets in KVM Virtual Machines

Netinstalling CentOS using Attansic L1 Gigabit Ethernet (aka HOWTO modify Red Hat based iso's bootkernel)

I needed to install CentOS 5.3 on a workstation with an "Attansic Technology Corp. L1 Gigabit Ethernet Adapter", the driver for this kind of adapter (atl1e) was introduced in the version 2.6.26 of the kernel but CentOS 5.3 uses the 2.6.18 one. ElRepo provides an rpm with the atl1e.ko module backported for using with the … Continue reading Netinstalling CentOS using Attansic L1 Gigabit Ethernet (aka HOWTO modify Red Hat based iso's bootkernel)