Why Only Three Web Server Platforms Matter

The market for web server software doesn’t show a lot of variation these days. If you name a popular site, there’s roughly a 50 per cent chance it will be using Apache.


Gallery: Raijin, NCI's Petaflop Supercomputer

Raijin is the supercomputer run by the National Computational Infrastructure (NCI), and used for a wide range of scientific research projects. Here’s an inside look at the computing and cooling gear that drives it.


SharePoint Server 2016 Will Actually Come Out In 2016

Years in software names are rarely reliable. Office 2016 will be out well before 2016 itself rolls around. But SharePoint Server 2016, the next version of Microsoft’s venerable intranet platform, actually will make its official appearance in 2016.


Here's The Docker Client For Windows

Good news for software containerisation fans: the official Windows client for Docker has been released in preview.


VirtualBox Is Back From The Dead With Major 5.0 Update

For a while it appeared development on Oracle’s virtualisation product, VirtualBox, had all but ceased. The start of April however has seen it given a new lease on life, with the company releasing a beta version of 5.0, packed with new features and improvements.


Do You Have A Style Guide For Network Cabling?

We’ve all seen network cabinets that should be renamed “Spaghetti Junction”, with a tangle of cables that is destined to ruin someone’s weekend in the near future. One way to avoid that issue is to actually adopt a style guide for all network cabling.


Xtra-PC Helps Non-Technical People Install Linux On An Old PC

If you still have an old PC, you’re in luck. A new Linux distribution based on Lubuntu will give any old PC a new lease on life, designed for non-technical users and optimised for popular web sites.


How The World's Largest Grid Helped Find The Higgs Boson

The world’s largest science experiment, the Large Hadron Collider, has potentially delivered one of physics’ “Holy Grails” in the form of the Higgs boson. Much of the science came down to one number — 126, the Higgs boson’s mass as measured in gigaelectronvolts. But this three-digit number rested upon something very much larger and more complicated: the more than 60,000 trillion bytes (60 petabytes) of data produced by colliding subatomic particles in four years of experiments, and the enormous computer power needed to make sense of it all.


Windows Server 2003 Is Still A Massive Target For Hackers

Windows Server 2003 reaches the end of its useful life on July 14 this year, with no more patches after that date. If you assumed that such a (relatively) ancient operating system doesn’t require much updating, think again.


How HTTP/2 Will Make The Web Faster

Hypertext Transfer Protocol, HTTP, is a key component of the world wide web. It is the communications layer through which web browsers request web pages from web servers and with which web servers respond with the contents of the page. Like much of the internet it’s been around for decades, but a recent announcement reveals that HTTP/2, the first major update in 15 years, is about to arrive.