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systemd-networkd exanic cards

This post is to detail how I managed to reliably set the additional settings for  Exablaze‘s ExaNIC X40 card, the technique is applicable to other cards. I was performing this on a Dell R730 running CentOS 7.4 The Exablaze cards have … Continue reading

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Mesh Commander on Linux

I needed to use MeshCommander to connect to an “Intel AMT enabled” PC.  It’s a good feature allowing you access to the console remotely. The downside is there is no  official release for any other platform than Windows. There is … Continue reading

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Kickstart overcoming UEFi or converting from MBR

Recently I had the opportunity to install CentOS 7 onto a new Intel Skylake based machine. The system using legacy bios mode installed via kickstart without any issues, repeatedly. I should say that the system had two 500Gb msata drives and … Continue reading

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Polar V650 cycle computer

Initial thoughts I recently received a Polar V650  as a gift.  It looks great, the touch screen works well even when riding.  The GPS seems to work well, and integrates nicely with Strava.  Installation was a breeze, although I think the … Continue reading

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Data capture with ExaNIC’s

Capturing the data My scenario is that I wish capture some multicast data and analyse it later.  I’d like this process to be automated, start at a specific time, stop at a specific time, and then process the captured data … Continue reading

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Configuring Exanic’s under CentOS 6

We use the Exablaze Exanic X4 cards at work. The manual does explain what you have to do but doesn’t give you the CentOS/RHEL specifics. I’m assuming the driver is already installed.  The first thing to notice is that when … Continue reading

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CentOS 6.5 on Super Micro HFT server

Recently I had the chance to test the Super Micro 6027ax-72rf-hft3 server, which is meant for HFT environments, being over clocked including the supported network cards.  I was aiming to run performance tests with the ExaNIC X2 from Exablaze. Unfortunately, the Super … Continue reading

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Pebble watch

OK I got my Pebble Steel as a gift recently.  I like it. I like the screen that I can read at anytime, twisting my wrist to turn on the back light is neat.  I particularly like the ability to … Continue reading

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Apple issues

No real surprises to my mate @gavincarr, but recently I’ve been having issues with the software Apple has recently released.  The list is as follows:- ios 6.1.3 on iphone 4S drains battery more quickly than previous versions. More details here ios … Continue reading

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Dear Samsung Australia

I bought my Samsung Galaxy Nexus (SGN) after successfully using a Nexus One for two years. The Nexus One was made by HTC and in my mind the build quality was excellent.  I never had a physical problem with this … Continue reading

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