Well, it's been a bit more than a week since Day 0 in the Heartbleed Bug.
What's Heartbleed? No, really.
In case you haven't heard too much already, last week the Heartbleed Bug was publicly discovered in the Heartbeat function of recent versions of OpenSSL. The request for a heartbeat response could be specially-crafted to have OpenSSL return not a "I'm running correctly!" message, but instead "Here's what I'm thinking about" message - i.e. current memory contents.
Following on a little from "Doesn't Your Server Deserve a High Performance Operating System?", it's worth comparing performance on a layer some might regard as pre-operating system: the hypervisor.
In many IT shops, the hypervisor is actually in control of your hardware, and therefore has a strong influence on how much computational capacity you're going to realize from your investment. But not all hypervisors are created equal.
MYRA is a major Corporate Sponsor to the Victoria Christmas Spirit Dinner. The Christmas Spirit Community Dinner (CSCD) began in 1991 a goal to provide a magical holiday experience for members of Greater Victoria and surrounding areas who may, for both economic reasons and otherwise be in need during the Christmas season. Their mission is to annually provide a compassionate, loving and joyous Christmas event utilizing only exceptional quality goods and services where the spirit of Christmas is experienced by all.
MYRA‘s team are proud annual contributors to the Victoria Mustard Seed and the CURE Foundation for Breast Cancer. The Mustard Seed is a non-profit fighting hunger and restoring faith to hurting souls in Greater Victoria. The CURE Foundation for Breast Cancer supports three major initiatives: Financial support for breast cancer research; the purchase of state-of-the art equipment; and community services to promote breast cancer support, awareness and education.
Come to MYRA's presentation on how to significantly reduce your application infrastructure costs and increase performance. The presentation will be on November 7, 2012 at Harley Davidson in Burnaby. First 30 registrants will be entered to win a Google Nexus 7. Register Now.
To take a leaf from Toyota's book - overproduction is the worst kind of waste.
What's a computer for, anyway?
A computer's job in life is to compute. Although there are a thousand fancy instruction... Read Post