Cool IT News 57

Cool IT News 57

Happy new year! This is time for Cool IT News! News with the most interesting and cool parts of the world of IT, which happened the last week!

systemd broke a million of code lines

The basic system daemon systemd broke the magical limit of one million source code lines last year. A popular hacker Lennart Poettering is responsible for one-third of them. The summary of the most interesting news brings an interesting article…More information

NIX.CZ-CSIRT was accepted by Trusted Introducer

The safety team of the Czech peering node NIX.CZ can add another important milestone. Trusted Introducer approved it and assigned “listed” status. It’s a great news, NIX has gained a permission to global action and belongs among major security teams. More information

Btrfs gets faster reading from SSD in RAID 1/10

A patch has been added to Btrfs, which accelerate reading from the SSD in RAID 1/10. This specific solution was taken from md-raid1. The new code will be included in kernel 4.16, first of all. At the same time, it is neccessary to address the integrity check problem on the rotating disk using scrub. More information

Important security vulnerabilities

Spectre is here

This is not another James Bond movie. Specter is a mark for a new security vulnerability that allows to read the privileged portion of the memory by a side channel in processors. More information

Warning, Meltdown!

Meltdown is another vulnerability in processors. While Specter refers to Intel, AMD and ARM processors, Meltdown is a matter of Intel’s processors. Also, Meltdown allows unauthorized access to a portion of memory and, above all, leads to a significant reduction in processor performance. More information

News from Coolhousing

News from Coolhousing

Mining Colocation

Professional Mining Colocation

The high performance, space, electricity and cooling in particular. These are basic, but not all variables that have to be taken into mind, when you want to mine any cryptocurrency. If you already invested a lot of money in the mining rig, then the mining machine care, services and an environment, where the machine is located, should be on the professional level. Only this way, all operating and maintenance costs can be optimized to bring the desired, invested fruit. More information

Author: Jirka Dvořák

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