Friday, April 29, 2005

Crackdown on BT Users in Hong Kong

Slashdot | Crackdown on BT Users in Hong Kong: "100 BitTorrent users in Hong Kong are about to receive legal threats from the MPIA (Hong Kong's equivalent of the MPAA), BusinessWeek reports. The users were randomly selected from more than 6000 IP addresses collected by investigators. Customs officials are also following through on their previous arrest of a 38-year-old man who allegedly uploaded three movies.' From the article: 'If convicted, the suspect faces up to four years in prison and a fine of 50,000 Hong Kong dollars ($6,400) for every illegal copy."

Thursday, April 28, 2005

SAP and Microsoft Announce First Joint Product Designed to Revolutionize How Information Workers Access Enterprise Applications

SAP - SAP and Microsoft Announce First Joint Product Designed to Revolutionize How Information Workers Access Enterprise Applications: "New Product, Code-named “Mendocino,” Will Present SAP Processes and Data within Familiar, Easy-to-Use Microsoft Office Software

COPENHAGEN, Denmark - April 26, 2005 - SAP AG (NYSE: SAP) and Microsoft Corp. today announced they are jointly developing and planning to offer a new product, code-named “Mendocino,” that will help companies gain a competitive advantage by revolutionizing the way information workers access, analyze and use enterprise data to make better business decisions. “Mendocino” will link SAP process functionality directly to Microsoft� Office applications. Users of this product, the first to be developed jointly by SAP and Microsoft, will enjoy the familiarity of Microsoft Office as they access SAP’s best-practice business processes and information. The announcement was made at SAPPHIRE� ’05, SAP’s international customer conference being held in Copenhagen, Denmark, April 26-28.

With “Mendocino,” SAP and Microsoft aim to drive enhanced efficiency for information workers, who rely on Microsoft Office as their primary work environment. “Mendocino” will tie together Office and SAP enterprise software, giving customers greater visibility and use of business information from their desktop. “Mendocino” will help people avoid wasted time and effort searching for critical corporate information, diminish costly duplication of efforts and limit the need for specific training on disparate systems. “Mendocino” also stands to maximize the value that customers derive from their existing investments in Microsoft Office and mySAP™ ERP.

As part of this expanded partnership, SAP and Microsoft have agreed to each resell the complete solution, meaning SAP will resell Microsoft Office and Microsoft will resell licenses to SAP’s business process platform, which will deliver ready-to-run business processes accessible as enterprise services. Available in 2006, the business process platform will serve as the foundation for the creation and deployment of composite applications such as “Mendocino.”

The new product is slated for availability to select customers for early access in the fourth quarter of 2005. “Mendocino” is designed to integrate SAP processes—such as time management, budget monitoring, organizational management and travel and expense management—directly into Microsoft Office. For example, with the new product, information workers will be able to utilize extended application menus and select process options and information in the SAP-specific smart panel, synchronize information between Microsoft Exchange Server and SAP, retrieve SAP information in Microsoft Excel and submit data via Microsoft Office InfoPath� forms."

Wednesday, April 27, 2005

PBS Accounting Information

Manual for bootstrap system: "

PBS Accounting Description

SGE Accounting File Format

gridengine/doc/htmlman/htmlman5/accounting.html - view - 1.4: "

Grid Engine accounting file format

An accounting record is written to the Grid Engine account- ing file for each job having finished. The accounting file is processed by qacct(1) to derive accounting statistics."

NPACI JOBLOG - Job Trace Repository V1.0

NPACI JOBLOG - Job Trace Repository V1.0

This Job Trace Repository is brought to you by the HPC Systems group of the San Diego Supercomputer Center (SDSC), which is the leading-edge site of the National Partnership for Advanced Computational Infrastructure (NPACI).

The JOBLOG job traces currently are available for the 128 node IBM SP system at SDSC and includes data from May 1, 1998 until April 31, 2000. This IBM SP system is expected to be retired from production on May 27, 2000 and therefore, this repository will have May 1998 to May 2000 data available for use.

Tuesday, April 26, 2005


Teamspeak::News: "Teamspeak is a quality, scalable application which enables people to speak with one another over the Internet. Teamspeak consists of both client and server software. The Teamspeak server acts as a host to multiple client connections, capable of handling literally thousands of simultaneous users. This results in an Internet based teleconferencing solution that works in a variety of applications such as team mates speaking with one another while playing their favorite online game, small businesses cutting costs on long distance charges, or for personal communication with friends and family.

Among Teamspeak's incredible range of features are crystal clear voice communication, Windows/Linux cross-platform design for both the client and server, a built-in web based administration panel for the server, and a highly scalable user permissions system. An added feature to Authorized Teamspeak Host Providers (ATHPs) that wish to rent servers to their customers includes the ability to spawn multiple instances of the server from a single server session, thus easily facilitating 'server-farming'."

Friday, April 22, 2005

GCC 4.0.0 Released

Slashdot | GCC 4.0.0 Released: "Version 4.0.0 of the GNU Compiler Collection has been released. You can read the changelog or you can download the source tarball. The new version finally features SSA for trees, allowing for a completely new optimization framework."

Tuesday, April 19, 2005

Independent TV P2P Style

Slyck News - Independent TV P2P Style: "BitTorrent and RSS feeds offer great potential to independent television program production. Now, with the help of programmers, the Downhill Battle crew is planning to bring the ingredients together into a simple package, helping to create an independent television network of channels."

Why Is BitTorrent Downloading So Fast? - Technology - Why Is BitTorrent Downloading So Fast?: "BitTorrent is a protocol that enables fast downloading of large files using minimum Internet bandwidth. BitTorrent costs nothing to use and includes no spyware or pop-up advertising.

Unlike other download methods, BitTorrent maximizes transfer speed by gathering pieces of the file you want and downloading these pieces simultaneously from people who already have them. This process makes popular and very large files, such as videos and television programs, download much faster than is possible with other protocols."


NorduGrid The NorduGrid middleware (or Advanced Resource Connector, ARC) is an open source software solution distributed under the GPL license, enabling production quality computational and data Grids.

Grid Monitor

Sunday, April 17, 2005

Hollywood interested in BitTorrent

Cerf: Hollywood interested in BitTorrent | Tech News on ZDNet: "Hollywood is anxious to embrace BitTorrent as a method of movie distribution, according to Vint Cerf, one of the fathers of the Internet."

Monday, April 11, 2005

TorrentBox Merges with isoHunt

Slyck News - TorrentBox Merges with isoHunt: " has long been a reliable source of information existing on the BitTorrent network. Its pleasant interface and large community made this tracker a comfortable home for approximately 50,000 registered users. However, TorrentBox administrator Hohead has released in a statement that he will no longer administer the site and will relinquish ownership.

Although things may appear shaky on the surface, TorrentBox will continue to exist. As pointed out in Hohead's statement, instead of the site being sold off randomly, it will be given to the capable hands of's administrator, Gary. This move will allow the two sites to integrate while still maintaining a degree of their independent identities."

DU Meter

DU Meter Home Page: "DU Meter is an award winning utility from Hagel Technologies that provides an accurate account of the data which is flowing through your computer's network connection at any given moment. This readout is presented in both numerical and graphical format, in real time. DU Meter includes extensive logging facility, flexible events system, and more. It supports Windows 95/98/NT4/2000 and XP! DU Meter works with virtually all types of network connections: phone modems, DSL, cable modem, LAN, satellite, and more."

Sunday, April 10, 2005


DIYP2P Home Page: "DIYP2P is a FREE platform for creating your own P2P program. Anyone who knows HTML can create a file sharing program connected to the popular G1/G2 networks. Since DIYP2P is using GnucDNA as the network core, your application will have all the features of a solid P2P program, already packed with files and sharing users. Basically you can think of DIYP2P as an Open Source platform where you don't need to be a programmer to use it.

All you need to do is to think of a Cool Name, Killer Logo and a Slick User Interface"

Friday, April 08, 2005


e-rater: "E-rater scores a word-processed essay within seconds! Developed at ETS and grounded in more than a decade of research, e-rater is designed to score essays based on an analysis of writing features as reflected in holistic scoring rubrics."

Criterion Online Writing Evaluation


Wednesday, April 06, 2005

Beware! Most of e-Service do not support non-IE

I tried to renew my passport on-line via web at MFA using FireFox 1.0.2. Unfortunately, I was unable to fill my id number. However, it worked perfectly on IE.

Saturday, April 02, 2005

Gmail doubles email space to 2 GB

Gmail doubles email space to 2 GB- The Economic Times: "A year after unveiling a free e-mail service with a full gigabyte of storage, Google is doubling the capacity of each account and plans to keep bumping up the limit in the future.

Once the upgrade takes effect on Friday, Gmail users will be able to store up to 2 gigabytes of e-mail and attachments for each account. Even more capacity will be made available after that as it becomes feasible, the company said."

Dell Latitude X1 Ultraportable Laptop Released

Dell Latitude X1 Ultraportable Laptop Released (pics, specs): "The new Dell Latitude X1 ultraportable carries a sporty name to match its sporty look. People are used to seeing Dell try to beat the competition on price, so when Dell told us they're out to beat them on looks and form factor too -- we had to do a double take. The X1 brings us a 2.5lb notebook with a widescreen display, reinforced LCD backscreen for durability, sealed anti-spill keyboard, Pentium M 733 1.1GHz Ultra-Low Voltage processor, built-in Wi-Fi Bluetooth and SD card reader among other goodies."

Friday, April 01, 2005

Anatomic P2P - the original daily p2p and digital media news site: "Anatomic P2P is an attempt at a true decentralised BitTorrent Network. It works on a (supernode) caching system based on Gnutella GWebCache with modified FBT2 trackers written in PHP and a modified BitTornado client written in Python."

Bittorrent Ultra - Next Generation Download

Bittorrent Ultra - Next Generation Download: "Bit Torrent Ultra is software that solves the bandwidth problem for distributing large files like movies. It uses P2P, like Kazaa and Napster but is much more effiicient. If you make a movie available as a Bit Torrent file, you will have a lot less bandwidth problems, even if it becomes very popular, because every time someone downloads the movie, the same person also provides UPLOAD bandwidth for someone else who wants it!"

It is such an improvement of BitTorrent 4.0.0 by Bram Cohen.