The FI-WARE project, Technology Foundation of the Future Internet Public-Private-Partnership (FI-PPP), has established procedures and tools to get in touch for any matter, no matter of public or private interest. A detailed How-To for issuing a ticket for „General Support“ via a FusionForge tracker system can be found at the FI-WARE Wiki.
To cut short klick here for direct access to the tutorial„.
An excellent article by A. Romano about Mitt Romney („Can Mitt Make the Sale“) in the Newsweek magazine (October 3, Vol 14). Fine piece right in time (or did you know the guy?). Lots of theoretical background combined with a sound discussion on „essentials for presidential candidates“ and how such relate to MR; or rather not.
At one point Romano elaborates on distinguishing leadership skills and cites Michael Maccoby, an Oxford psychoanalyst, who puts the difference of a CEO and what he calls a Marketing Leader in one punching paragraph. Check it out.
Official today: Will be leaving SAP end of 2011 in order to join Zurich University of Applied Sciences (ZHAW) from 2012 onwards.
Teaching Computer Science and continuing / intensifying Future Internet research at InIT -Institute of Applied Information Technology.
A first, stable draft of the Net!Works ETP expert group on Cloud Networking is ready for public release. The content, „Research Recomendations on Networking for Cloud Computing“ (final title tbd), will be presented at the upcoming 27th Meeting of the Wireless World Research Forum.
My slides and the proceedings are available for download: (slides) and (proceedings).
The paper will soon be accessible on the ETP Net!Works homepage.
Now in Switzerland too. Attended the opening event, well attended, great talks by pioneers and domain experts.
New book on „Planning for IPv6“ von Silvia Hagen.
GEYSERS was presenting at the Cloud Computing and Cross Stratum Optimization Workshop, organised by the IETF Cross Stratum Optimization Task Force.
Another source on cloud networking. Slides accessible online.
For some demonstration purposes I developed an Android/Java-based Bin2Dec Converter. The program illustrates Java IF/ELSE structures and was designed using Nassi-Shneider diagrams. The initial case, user requirements, and the final design plus some background information on NS-diagrams can be found here Bin2Dec Converter: Requirements and Design
The application can be downloaded here: Android Bin2Dec Converter Android APK.
The Funkschau special edition „Datacenter 2011“ features an article about *server access technologies* (network design) within datacenters. The author elaborates on pros/cons of ToR vs EoR/MoR designs. Having read a couple of papers about this topic, to me, Top-or-Rack (ToR) seemed to be de-facto industry standard. Apparently, this is not the case.
Browsing the Web for some additional info I came across an excellent source on the overall topic (networks/datacenters/cloud computing/etc). Check, for instance, ToR vs EoR for a lengthy discussion on datacenter network design choices.
Another good source on the same / a similar topic
Will be talking about FI-WARE
and the FI-PPP
at the ICTurkey event 2011
Certainly a good time to talk. The project is getting in shape and partner contributions (to Generic Enablers and related Assets) are getting more concrete. First signs for potential FI-WARE Open Call topics are slowly showing up. Definitively worth to keep an eye on.
The slides are available for download: FI-WARE Open Calls