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Hey guys, I'm part of a startup group working with Bioinformatics. We were given a decent workstation consisting of 2x E5-2650v2, 128GB ram, a 500GB SSD, and plenty of storage (over 10TB). I installed CentOS 6.5 on it, seeing as I've used it before and it was fairly easy to setup correctly for us. We are now given a ~$8k budget for improving this current setup. In our experience, the main bottleneck is our CPUs. The program that we use, BlastX, has an MPI version which is able to parallelize it over multiple cores. All our other software is Java based and can also be utilized over MPI (using Open-MPI). What we're thinking is to purchase 2 ~4k blades with 256GB ram, and have them help with our Blast computation. Clustering servers is a brand new thing to me, and I've been researching different implementations of clustering software such as just a Beowulf cluster using Open-MPI. Other options such as Hadoop also have optimized versions of Blast. What is the community's input on this? Are there any bioinformaticians here which can provide helpful input for me? I know that a ~15k cluster isn't going to be super beneficial for us in regards to Blast, but the university is giving us this money for an updated setup and we can't use it for anything else. Thanks! submitted by Blaze9 [link] [comment]

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user level: tech savvy, light linux user. I've been trying to bring an imac G5 (PowerPC architecture) back to life. It will live as my garage computer where it will serve 2 purposes: play music from spotify access the internet and car documentation applications(online manuals and such: ElsaWin, alldata). The easiest way to accomplish this on old hardware (AFAIK) is to remote to my beefy i7 windows box which has all the horsepower to keep things going, but that would limit me to connect using RDP since VNC doesn't work with sound and also gets around running windows applications. Right now, I'm just installed Ubuntu 12.04 PowerPC64. Remmina crashes constantly upon connection, vinagre won't initiate a connection at all, and 2X RDP's debian package is i386 only (I don't think they make their source available and even so, I wouldn't know how to compile it to ppc if that were possible). I might wipe and try MintPPC since I haven't been able to get gpu acceleration or decent performance for that matter. TL;DR: Does anyone know how I could get a good RDP session (ideally with sound) going on Power PC? PS. I initially tried to get OS X 10.5.8 working using an RDP client, but had no luck with the out of date MS RDP client 2.0.1 (last PPC Version) connecting to Windows 8.1 evn when [updating group policy on the PC].(http://kb.mit.edu/confluence/x/2jYYCQ). The 2X client for 10.5 while runs, it doesn't connect to RDP only it's own prior protocol. submitted by zhiryst [link] [comment]

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So I've been solo-developing a Python project at work for the past few months and I think that it would be a great benefit to the Python / Engineering community (AFAIK nothing like it exists). I'd like to meet with my manager and make a business case for open-sourcing it. Has anyone done this before? I'd really appreciate some pointers! A friend of mine works for a company who recently open-sourced their Python Wagtail framework to great public reception, and I intend on citing some of their metrics such as the number of third-party pull requestions and contributions etc. As well as giving back to the community, I'm also quite proud of my work (no doubt I'll look back on it in a couple of weeks and grimace ;) ) and would like to see it get some use. I understand this isn't strictly a Linux issue, however I think the knowledgeable people here are probably best-equipped to give useful advice. Thanks all :) EDIT: In terms of benefits I see: The development team is spread very thinly (in fact I was hired as the sole full-time Python dev to take the workload off other engineers so they could write firmware etc.), so having a bunch of extra contributors would make the process of finding bugs and adding features much quicker. While not directly related to the actual product the company produces, it might result in a few extra sales and help bolster the reputation of the company. I will be leaving for America in a few weeks, meaning the project will receive very little attention otherwise! Finding a replacement Python dev will be much easier when prospective candidates are already familiar with the codebase and even have made their own contributions. Secretly the project is my baby - I just want to see it put to good use once I'm gone :( submitted by ShinyCyril [link] [2 comments]

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I like Eclipse. I really do. My biggest gripe with it however, is that opening it feels like a nuclear bomb exploded in my eyes. If there was a nice dark theme for it, then it would be perfect. Unfortunately, themes seemed to be bugged for me (and I'm assuming that's because of Linux). The "dark" theme, which I select from window>preferences>general>appearance looks terrible; the syntax hightlighting colors dont stand out well enough, the scrollbars retain their colors, whenever I mouse over something it the text becomes unreadable, etc. The Moonrise theme has similar problems I wanted to know whether/how you guys have gotten dark themes to work nicely with Linux, because quite honestly it's disrupting my coding. submitted by pipsqueaker117 [link] [3 comments]

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I am looking at buying a Dell E4200 and using the display port to connect to HDMI using an adapter. Is anyone using this with Debian or a derivative successfully? I didn't find any references (positive or not) about this elsewhere, thanks for any hints on this! submitted by magicfab [link] [comment]

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Since version 35 I keep getting a whole lot of "Aw, Snap" messages. So much so that the casual tone really starts to annoy me. It's funny when it happens once a blue moon, but I keep getting it all the time now. What's worse, I work with Google a lot - I'm somewhat of a partner, so I'm using Google Drive and Docs much more than ordinary people. And it is on their properties, particualrly Drive and Play, that the errors occur. Even worse: they decided to no longer support Java. What browser doesn't support Java? It's ridiculous! While I like how my Chrome is set up right now, I'm seriously thinking of going back to Firefox. Anyone experiencing the same? submitted by dengar81 [link] [comment]

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