Clayton A. Hollister, Senior Design Engineer, has announced that Sine Nomine Associates now has a presence on Facebook and Twitter. He has also created a YouTube channel.
Neale Ferguson, of Sine Nomine Associates, reports that, as part of an ongoing research project, he has released a Spark container for Linux on System z. IBM announced new support for Spark March 29, 2016 at the Strata + Hadoop World summit.
“Linux on the mainframe has come a long way since it was released as patches in 1999. It has evolved from an adjunct to an organization’s IT environment to being front-and-centre," said Sine Nomine Associates' engineer Neale Ferguson about the recent announcement by the Linux Foundation of new members for the Open Mainframe Project. The announcement was made February 23, 2016 on the Linux Foundation website.
Open Mainframe Project Announces New Membership Investments as it Hones Technical Focus for Advancing Linux on Mainframe
These presentations are from the September, 2015 meeting of the Hillgang, a Washington DC area mainframe user group.
We at Sine Nomine Associates are sad to note the passing of Professor Marvin Minsky, pioneering explorer of artificial intelligence. His work helped inspire the creation of the personal computer and the Internet.
Dear friends of the open source community,
It is with great sadness that we inform you that the founder of the Debian project Ian Murdock passed away on December 30, 2015.