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Crunching The Numbers On Mario Kart 64

August 8th, 2013

To show off the capabilities of number-crunching tool Manta, programmer Dave Pacheco explains how he wired a system for recording matches from the Nintendo 64 racing-game classic Mario Kart 64. The post is a little on the wonky side, but more or less, Pacheco's system records what's happening on-screen (through a gadget called an iGrabber) and translates it into numbers. Read More ›

Joyent CTO: How big data platforms should work

August 7th, 2013

This week on the New Tech Forum, we're taking a look at the challenges of traditional storage and compute in the world of big data -- and the growing role of object storage and integrated compute resources. Jason Hoffman, CTO and founder of cloud service provider Joyent, details how combining object storage and parallel compute clusters can make working with big data easier and faster by eliminating bottlenecks. Read More ›

The top 10 cloud-based tools for developers

August 1st, 2013

“I don’t cargo cult often, but when I do, I do it with Node.js.” This is one of our favorite Node jokes. Node is, briefly, server-side JavaScript. The development of this open-source technology is sponsored by cloud company Joyent. In addition to its big data and infrastructure-as-a-service offerings, Joyent also offers enterprise-grade Node support. The company’s latest product, Joyent 7, is intended to help Fortune 500 companies with data center management, Node debugging, and… Read More ›

Taking on Amazon in the Cloud

July 26th, 2013

Joyent Founder Jason Hoffman discusses the future of cloud computing with Deirdre Bolton on Bloomberg Television's "Money Moves." Read More ›

AWS alternatives: What else is there but Amazon Web Services?

July 25th, 2013

Joyent is another AWS alternative with an additional option that many businesses may prefer. It has customized machines and calls them appliances. The company's customized machines can often outperform most other servers when executing typical tasks such as Web page requests and data return. Joyent uses SmartOS -- a derivative of the Solaris system. If you really loved the old Solaris system, Joyent's custom-built machines may be your best bet. Many reviews claim the Joyent system provides… Read More ›

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