Monthly Archive:: October 2009

What is DB2 pureScale?

There are two main types of scalability: vertical and horizontal. Vertical scalability consists of potentiating the hardware specs of a given server. This is typically done by increasing the number (and to a minor extent, speed) of the processors, adding more RAM, and so on. Commodity hardware tends to impose a strong limit on

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Getting MacRuby’s compiler to work

There is major news in Rubyland today. MacRuby’s team just released their fist beta of version 0.5 (an experimental, still incomplete version of Ruby), which brings JIT, removal of the dreaded GIL (Global Interpreter Lock), native threads, GCD (Grand Central Dispatch) for multicore computing, and a whole new set of features found in the

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