IEEE Sets New Ethernet Standard That Brings 5X the Speed Without Cable Ripping

Reader coondoggie writes: As expected the IEEE has ratified a new Ethernet specification — IEEE P802.3bz — that defines 2.5GBASE-T and 5GBASE-T, boosting the current top speed of traditional Ethernet five-times without requiring the tearing out of current cabling. The Ethernet Alliance wrote that the IEEE 802.3bz Standard for Ethernet Amendment sets Media Access Control Parameters, Physical Layers and Management Parameters for 2.5G and 5Gbps Operation lets access layer bandwidth evolve incrementally beyond 1Gbps, it will help address emerging needs in a variety of settings and applications, including enterprise, wireless networks. Indeed, the wireless component may be the most significant implication of the standard as 2.5G and 5G Ethernet will allow connectivity to 802.11ac Wave 2 Access Points, considered by many to be the real driving force behind bringing up the speed of traditional NBase-T products.

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Now Available – Amazon Linux AMI 2016.09

My colleague Sean Kelly is part of the team that produces the Amazon Linux AMI. He shared the guest post below in order to introduce you to the newest version! —
Jeff;
The Amazon Linux AMI is a supported and maintained Linux image for use on Amazon EC2.
We offer new major versions of the Amazon Linux AMI after a public testing phase that includes one or more Release Candidates. The Release Candidates are announced in the EC2 forum and we welcome feedback on them.
Launching 2016.09 Today Today we launching the 2016.09 Amazon Linux AMI, which is supported in all regions and on all current-generation EC2 instance types. The Amazon Linux AMI supports both HVM and PV modes, as well as both EBS-backed and Instance Store-backed AMIs.
You can launch this new version of the AMI in the usual ways. You can also upgrade an existing EC2 instance by


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Show HN: I built a MySQL storage engine which is InnoDB compatible

Posted on Sep 25, 21:23:03 CET 2016 –
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After several months of hard work, I’m proud to release the first (beta) version of upscaledb-mysql, a MySQL storage engine based on upscaledb.

MySQL uses “storage engines” to persist and access the actual table data. The most prominent storage engines are InnoDB and MyISAM. The upscaledb storage engine tries to be 100% compatible to InnoDB, while offering higher performance and an even faster NoSQL interface to the table data. If MySQL hits a performance wall you can use the regular upscaledb API, connect (via the remote interface) to the MySQL process and directly query or modify the data.

Performance

I have tested performance with several benchmark
programs.

Sysbench 1.0

Sysbench’s OLAP test uses transactions which are not yet implemented [Scroll down for the TODO list]. To avoid race conditions, they were run with one client


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Facebook’s Slack Rival Is Coming Next Month and Will Charge Per Employee

Facebook will be launching a business communication service dubbed Facebook at Work next month. The service will be very familiar to Slack, a popular communications app. BusinessInsider reports: The enterprise messaging platform, which is called Facebook at Work, has been in closed beta since last January. Business Insider reported in May that Facebook at Work would be made commercially available by the end of this summer or in the fall. Previous reports said Facebook planned to only charge for premium features, like integrations with third-party apps. But one company testing the service that Business Insider talked to in May said that companies would pay a per-user, per-month fee. They had been quoted a cost between $1 to $5 a user by Facebook.

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Microsoft Re-Wrote Azure CLI (previously Node.js) in Python

README.rst

Microsoft Azure CLI 2.0 – Preview

A great cloud needs great tools; we’re excited to introduce Azure CLI 2.0 – Preview, our next generation multi-platform command line experience for Azure.

Installation
For OSX and Linux, you can install using curl:
$ curl -L https://aka.ms/InstallAzureCli | sudo bash
or using wget:
$ wget -q -O – https://aka.ms/InstallAzureCli | bash
For those familiar with pip, use the following:

A Debian package is also available. Install as follows:
$ echo “deb https://azurecliprod.blob.core.windows.net/repos/apt/debian wheezy main” | sudo tee /etc/apt/sources.list.d/azure-cli.list
$ curl https://azurecliprod.blob.core.windows.net/azure-cli-preview.gpg.key | sudo apt-key add –
$ sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install azure-cli
We also maintain a docker image preconfigured with the Azure CLI.
$ docker run -it azuresdk/azure-cli-python
For installation steps for common platforms, as well as dependency troubleshooting, please take a look at our installation guide.

Usage
$ az [ group ] [ subgroup ] [ command ] {parameters}

Getting Started
After installation, use the az configure command to help setup your environment


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OVH Hosting Suffers From Record 1Tbps DDoS Attack Driven By 150K Devices

MojoKid writes: If you thought that the massive DDoS attack earlier this month on Brian Krebs’ security blog was record-breaking, take a look at what just happened to France-based hosting provider OVH. OVH was the victim of a wide-scale DDoS attack that was carried via a network of over 152,000 IoT devices. According to OVH founder and CTO Octave Klaba, the DDoS attack reached nearly 1 Tbps at its peak. Of those IoT devices participating in the DDoS attack, they were primarily comprised of CCTV cameras and DVRs. Many of these devices have improperly configured network settings, which leaves them ripe for the picking for hackers that would love to use them to carry out destructive attacks.The DDoS peaked at 990 Gbps on September 20th thanks to two concurrent attacks, and according to Klaba, the original botnet was capable of a 1.5 Tbps DDoS attack if each IP topped out


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Expanding the M4 Instance Type – New M4.16xlarge

EC2’s M4 instances offer a balance of compute, memory, and networking resources and are a good choice for many different types of applications.
We launched the M4 instances last year (read The New M4 Instance Type to learn more) and gave you a choice of five sizes, from large up to 10xlarge. Today we are expanding the range with the introduction of a new m4.16xlarge with 64 vCPUs and 256 GiB of RAM. Here’s the complete set of specs:
Instance Name
vCPU Count
RAM
Instance Storage
Network Performance
EBS-Optimized
m4.large
2
8 GiB
EBS Only
Moderate
450 Mbps
m4.xlarge
4
16 GiB
EBS Only
High
750 Mbps
m4.2xlarge
8
32 GiB
EBS Only
High
1,000 Mbps
m4.4xlarge
16
64 GiB
EBS Only


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You’re Far More Likely to Make Writing Mistakes Late at Night

Whether it’s catching up on email, or working on a novel, the early morning or late hours of the night is when a lot of people finally start pecking their keyboard. But if you can help it, skip the late night sessions and save yourself some embarrassing mistakes and editing.Read more…


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Realm Mobile Platform – Realtime Sync Plus Fully Open Source Database

When we launched Realm in 2014, our goal was to help mobile developers build better apps faster by giving them a powerful alternative to SQLite and Core Data. Two and a half years later, we’ve reached more than a hundred thousand active developers and more than a billion worldwide installs of apps that use Realm. We’re extremely grateful to the developer community for the adoption, support, and feedback that has gotten us to where we are today — but we have much more to do. Today, we’re launching the Realm Mobile Platform, a new offering that integrates our fully open-source (see below!) client-side database for iOS and Android with new server-side technology providing realtime synchronization, conflict resolution, and reactive event handling. The new platform makes it easy for mobile developers to create apps with difficult-to-build features like realtime collaboration, messaging, offline-first experiences, and more. The new platform is available as


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