Archive for April, 2013

Eclipse IDE for Java EE Developers

Saturday, April 20th, 2013

Eclipse Juno 4.2One of my favorite development tools at an unbelievably low price – FREE! Can’t get much better than that. Download ‘Eclipse IDE for Java EE Developers’ and give it a try. If you are not much of a Java/J2EE programmer, that’s ok – just download one of the many plugins available for C/C++, Perl, Python, etc. The latest Eclipse release is Eclipse Juno (4.2) SR2. For more information, see the Eclipse website at http://www.eclipse.org/. (more…)

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Coelacanth – a Living Prehistoric Creature

Monday, April 15th, 2013
A preserved chalumnae (Latimeria chalumnae) at Natural History Museum of Nantes

A preserved chalumnae (Latimeria chalumnae) at Natural History Museum of Nantes

Coelacanth is a rare order of fish. The two extant species include the West Indian Ocean Coelacanth (Latimeria chalumnae) and the Indonesian Coelacanth (Latimeria menadoensis). They follow the oldest known living lineage of Sarcopterygii (lobe-finned fish and tetrapods); this classification means they are more closely related to lungfish, reptiles and mammals than to the common ray-finned fishes. The species are the most endangered order of animals in the world. Both species are threatened with the The West Indian Ocean Coelacanth classified as a critically endangered species. Coelacanths have been found along the coastlines of the Indian Ocean, Indonesia, and Tanzania. (more…)

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Stacking the Dell MXL Blade Switch

Friday, April 5th, 2013

Dell MXL blade switch

Dell MXL blade switch

The Data Center Bridging (DCB) enabled Dell MXL blade switch provides a 1/10/40GbE upstream solution for the Dell PowerEdge M1000e chassis. It comes with two fixed 40 GbE ports but is scalable up to six 40GbE ports via 40GbE FlexIO modules; this provides a total of twenty four 10GbE ports from a single blade switch using breakout cables. Other FlexIO modules available for the two FlexIO ports are a 4 port 10GbaseT module and a 4 port 10GbE SFP+ module. One Dell MXL switch can provide up to 32 line-rate 10GbE internal-facing ports for Dell blade servers. Additionally, using the 40GbE ports, 6 MXL blade switches can be stacked together. In this blog I will demonstrate how to stack 2 Dell MXL blades together. (more…)

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