A graphical processing unit that holds the distinction of being the first GPU designed for the cloud. Graphics cards powered by Nvidia Kepler processors are tuned to efficiently serve virtualized desktops, providing auto-scaling to the necessary performance level.
Nvidia Kepler processors are the latest in an enterprise move towards virtualization, joining servers, network components and more.
- Firefox OS
A complete, standalone operating system developed for the open Web with a primary focus as an open source mobile OS for mobile and tablet devices. Mozilla’s Firefox OS project started out under the name of Boot to Gecko and, like Google’s Chrome OS platform, is based on the Linux operating system at its core. The […]
- Apache CouchDB
- database shard (sharding)
A database shard (“sharding”) is the phrase used to describe a horizontal partition in a database or search engine. The idea behind sharding is to split data among multiple machines while ensuring that the data is always accessed from the correct place. Since sharding spreads the database across multiple machines, the database programmer specifies explicit […]
The process of applying a software patch or update to an older version of software than the update was initially intended for. Backporting most frequently refers to a fix for a security flaw applied to an older version of the software that’s still supported by the developer, but one that isn’t the most recent release […]
- a Leap Second Bug
The 2012 Leap Second Bug refers to computer glitches and outages resulting from the leap second that added an extra second to June 30th, 2012 in order to keep atomic clocks in line with the planet Earth. An extra second is periodically added to the Coordinated Universal Time (UTC) in order to compensate for Earth’s […]