4 years ago we, the ScienceCloud group at DeIC, launched the scientific data-management service data.deic.dk.
It was a first attempt at building something like this out of open-source components: FreeBSD, ZFS, Apache, ownCloud/Nextcloud and involved engaging with similar projects in other countries (Switzerland, Australia, Germany, Holland) and open-source environments (Nextcloud, CS3).
Today this service hosts about 100 TB of … Read the rest
Our former intern and bachelor student Piotr just got his first paper published – in Future Generation Computer Systems.
Been home two days now, but the two days on Fejø last week still resonate: Gorgeous collection of moments. And a tour de force of musicianship. Check it out yourself.
The program does not do full justice to the workload of the musicians. “Musik af: Ravel, Purcell …” actually covered an electrifying performance of Ravel’s duo for violin … Read the rest
Some boards from the local timber store plus a bit of paint.
keep scrobbling. But it’s not exactly getting easier…
This is a sequel to three previous posts on the subject of listening to Last.fm on my squeezeboxes.
Well, the recommendation feature of the Spotibot service stopped working after a while, so for at least a year now, I’ve been listening to my own library (loved Last.fm tracks and my local … Read the rest
This is the intended replacement for our old workhorse, data.deic.dk. Those who would like to try out new features targeted at researchers, please give it a try. You’ll need to be able to log in via wayf/edugain, i.e. you need to be affiliated with a European research institution.
The new features we’re exploring are:
- ORCID integration
- Zenodo… Read the rest
The classic “Process (aka Designing the Stop Sign)” nails the problem of (Over-) Design By Committee.
But is the real problem here using a committee? Can design not be meaningfully accomplished by group of people working together?
I claim the answer is yes and that typical problem is not the committee per se, but the clueless committee – regardless … Read the rest
The big day. A happy boy, tired, in bed now.
This time we landed the catch, Pablo’s first – a beautiful sea trout from Sakskøbing Fjord. A great finale to this year’s summer vacations. Click on the picture (and log in) to see more.
Pablo got his first trout on the hook this summer, but ouch – I failed to land it. Still, we landed 2 others – and it was a great experience – not least thanks to his faithful Abumatic 170iN. Below’s a scan of the leaflet that comes with the reel.
Quality time with my boys on the peninsula of my own childhoods summer vacations.
I’ve finally been trying out Android lately, more specifically, trying out my OnePlus One. So, I’ve been looking for ways to keep my iPhone and OnePlus in sync regarding calls and SMSs. At least I’d like to have SMS to email forwarding on both devices. On Android there is Relay ME. On the iPhone, there are some pretty extensive … Read the rest
My mail setup is perhaps a bit unusual:
- I like to read and send all my email via gmail
- I also want to keep all received and sent mail on my personal mail server
The final destination of all my email addresses is my personal mail server and a copy of every received mails is sent to gmail.… Read the rest
This is a sequel to two previous posts on the subject of listening to Last.fm on my squeezeboxes.
Since my last post on on the subject, the number of ‘squeezeboxes’ in my home has actually grown – with of a couple of OpenSqueeze boxes. These boxes are simply boxed Cubieboard2 boards with Cubian Linux (a minimal Debian derivative) and … Read the rest
So, Ubuntu-14.04, Trusty Tahr, is out; and booting the cloud images requires a bit more hacking than booting the 12.04 cloud images. Here goes:
Get the image, resize and loop-back mount it:
Like Ubuntu, Fedora distributes cloud images and like in the case of Ubuntu (see my previous post), I’d like to boot the image without actually running a cloud. At least not an OpenStack, CloudStack or Eucalyptus cloud that is.
Again, I did not manage to find any simple recipe for doing this, but it turned out to be even … Read the rest
The more precise question is:
Do researchers at Danish universities need a supercomputer on the top-500 list?
A bit of background is useful:
The funding model for HPC in Danish academia, employed since ~2000, described in a previous post, has resulted in a decentralized HPC infrastructure which AFAIK is quite unique in Europe (other European countries have a
… Read the rest