Facebook contributes Ent project to the Linux Foundation

Let the OSS Enterprise newsletter guide your open source journey! Sign up here. In 2019, Facebook open-sourced Ent, an entity framework for the programming language Go that’s designed to make it easier to build apps with large data models. After roughly two years of development, Ent will move under the governance of the Linux Foundation, it was…

More NAND SSD in fewer hands as WD $20m Kioxia bid likely

spainter_vfx – stock.adobe.com The NAND flash market could soon go from six major players to four, but the fusion of Kioxia into WD and SK Hynix with Intel’s NAND business will still leave Samsung atop the pile By Yann Serra, LeMagIT Antony Adshead, Storage Editor Published: 31 Aug 2021 15:30 Western Digital is set to…

Multiplying Matrices Without Multiplying

[Submitted on 21 Jun 2021] Download PDF Abstract: Multiplying matrices is among the most fundamental and compute-intensive operations in machine learning. Consequently, there has been significant work on efficiently approximating matrix multiplies. We introduce a learning-based algorithm for this task that greatly outperforms existing methods. Experiments using hundreds of matrices from diverse domains show that…

It’s Time for Operating Systems to Rediscover Hardware

Timothy Roscoe, ETH ZurichAbstract: A glance at this year’s OSDI program shows that Operating Systems are a small niche topic for this conference, not even meriting their own full session. This is unfortunate because good OS design has always been driven by the underlying hardware, and right now that hardware is almost unrecognizable from ten years…

PostgreSQL Subtransactions Considered Harmful

Want to comment on this post and discuss Postgres subtransactions? Check out Hacker NewsThis article discusses what subtransactions are, how to create them, and how widely they are used nowadays. Next, we try to understand why they have a terrible reputation among PostgreSQL experts who operate heavily loaded systems. We overview four problems that may…

Twitch streamers plan protest Wednesday over harassment on the site

Your favorite Twitch streamer might be taking a break tomorrow. Getty Images #ADayOffTwitch is a one-day strike of the streaming platform by streamers, set for Wednesday. Their grievance with the company is what they see as its inaction when it comes to stopping “hate raids” and other forms of harassment. Streamers RekItRaven, ShineyPen and Lucia Everblack came up with the idea…

Hulu: 10 of the best films to watch this week

Where did August go? As the year churns into September, Hulu offers a few new movies, including Four Good Days, a movie based on a heartbreaking Washington Post article by Eli Saslow (read anything with his byline on it immediately, he’s that good). Mila Kunis plays a woman addicted to drugs, and Glenn Close is her…