A gentle introduction to cyber security

If the first time you read the words cyber security, a Terminator-like image enters your mind or shades of ED-209 urging you to reach for the sky echo in your ears, then you are probably as much of a geek as I am. And spend far too much time watching movies. What am I...

The Renewable Energy Conundrum

There has been a massive increase in the uptake of renewable energy solutions. Solar panels are conspicuous by their absence throughout much of the developed world. Wind farms appear all over expanses of land and in many cases offshore as well. Progress in the more...

Server and workstation modification trials

Below is a short video presenting recent server modification trials conducted by Zanshuri. Both systems are identically configured with Intel Xeon CPU’s, 16GB RAM and matching non-RAID storage arrays. The operating system of choice is Ubuntu 16.04.3 LTS selected...

Zero noise

Some of us appreciate silence. Noise can be a good thing when it is musical, entertaining or delivered by a V8 engine, depending on your point of view. In most situations when focused work needs to be done, silence is golden. Those of you who have young children will...

Make it so

In recent months, we have expanded the reach of our social media presence and encouraged exchanges of knowledge on areas outside our immediate scope. The reason for this is our constant desire to improve ourselves and by extension our products. And we all know the...

I would much prefer that to the alternative

My credentials as a geek were placed firmly on the line by my apparent reluctance to watch the latest Bladerunner movie. In my defence I have had a few distractions to address and more than that, I was hoping the new film would not ruin the wonderful acclaim...

Omikron is here

Number crunching has long been the absolute foundation of technological and empirical progress. Be it the seminal work of Charles Babbage in creating what was later coined, the first mechanical computer, through to the works of Alan Turing and his colleagues at...

How we avoided Meltdown and Spectre… and you can too

The Meltdown and Spectre microprocessor vulnerabilities have presented a major problem to the computing industry. Although there have been no examples of the vulnerabilities having been used maliciously to date, it does need to be resolved. AMD, Arm and Intel are the...