RTFM? How to Write a Manual Worth Reading

There’s common wisdom in the open source world: Everybody knows that the documentation is awful, that nobody wants to write it, and that this is just the way things are. But the truth is that there are lots of people who want to write the docs. We just make it too hard for them to participate. So they write articles on Stack Overflow, on their blogs, and on third-party forums. Although this can be good, it’s also a great way for worst-practice solutions to bloom and gain momentum.

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Recommendations for High-Performance Computing on OpenStack

Over the last year, I’ve been working on use cases with high-performance computing (HPC) on OpenStack.

In this post, I’ll offer some considerations about hosting high performance and high-throughput workloads.

First, let’s start with the three types of architectures that can be used when hosting HPC workloads on OpenStack:

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Episode 7: The Exact Opposite of a Job Creator

Monitoring in the entire technical world is terrible and continues to be a giant, confusing mess. How do you monitor? Are you monitoring things the wrong way? Why not hire a monitoring consultant!       

Today, we’re talking to monitoring consultant Mike Julian, who is the editor of the Monitoring Weekly newsletter and author of O’Reilly’s Practical Monitoring. He is the voice of monitoring.

Some of the highlights of the show include:

  • Observability comes from control theory and monitoring is for what we can anticipate

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