[CentOS] C7, encryption, and clevis

Fri Jun 8 20:49:56 UTC 2018
Valeri Galtsev <galtsev at kicp.uchicago.edu>

On 06/08/18 15:45, m.roth at 5-cent.us wrote:
> Valeri Galtsev wrote:
>> On 06/08/18 15:26, m.roth at 5-cent.us wrote:
> <SNIP>
>>>> On a similar note: one of the companies whose software scientists here
>>>> were using a lot (IDL is a product) changed hand several times, and
>>>> last owner changed licensing terms and stopped signing perpetual
> licenses.
>>>> With perpetual license you were able to keep upgrading software during
>>>> support period, usually 1 year, and keep using last version later
>>>> forever only you are locked to that older version. They stopped signing
>>>> perpetual licenses, and made it "software for rent" with 1 year rent
>>>> term. When that happened I recommended all our people to avoid using
>>>> IDL in new projects (python was my recommendation as fair replacement -
>>>> just what I know, not that I consider it better than other
> alternatives). As
>>>> a programmer (former I should say, as I don't put my dirty hands into
>>>> code lately, almost not) I wouldn't invest my time into mastering
>>>> something that I not necessarily will have access to at some point in a
>>>> future...
>>> Yeah. We have a number of folks here using R, and fewer still using
>>> Matlab.
>> Sounds like your former matlab users are happy with R (bad name, BTW,
>> try to search...). Thanks, I will know now what to mention as
>> alternative if it will be about matlab!
> And it has heavy hooks for python. And it's open source. Matlab may have
> more sophisticated tools, but....

I know about R, I set it up for those who asks, have it on main number 
crunchers here. I just never played with it myself, and didn't have any 
idea that matlab users may be happy about it. But now I know, thanks again!


>         mark "now, there is the guy who runs R jobs on a server with
>                 a ton of memory *and* to Tesla cards that run for,
>                 literally, 2-3 *weeks*. Lotta data...."
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Valeri Galtsev
Sr System Administrator
Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics
Kavli Institute for Cosmological Physics
University of Chicago
Phone: 773-702-4247