discursive labs

A 6-post collection

Distributed Java, Fortran, and ARM to X86 Cross Compilation

A very cool and strange thing (for me at least) has happened. Having spent a great deal of time digging through my Google analytic reports, I can say with certainty that my personal site traffic is on the rise. What’s most interesting to me is that a good portion of that new readership linked into my site from my corporate blog. Even more interesting, our corporate blog over at www.discursivelabs.com has far eclipsed the readership of my personal blog here at www.hunterdavis.

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Writing Your Own Distributed Compilation System

As the title implies in our latest article over at Discursive Labs we walk you through the creation of a fully distributed compilation system (i.e. a fully federated system not based on DistCC, Sun’s DMAKE, or other existing distributed compilation tools). The scripts are available in the article and can be dropped into an existing compilation node or as a base for future development. While I have posted a few articles over at Discursive Labs since I last posted here, I thought this one

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Using the ARM Based PogoPlug as an X86-64 Compilation Cluster - An Article Series

Are you looking for something new and interesting to run on your Pogoplug after reading that last article on emulators? Ever considered using it to compile software that runs natively on your X86-64 machine? Did you even know this was a possibility? On our corporate blog over at Discursive Labs, I’ve posted up the first in a new article series about creating an ARM based X86-64 cross-compiling cluster. For the first in the article series, we run you through the basic configuration, compilation, and toolchain

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(Preview) - Sliders (beta) and Upcoming Beta Opportunities

First thanks to everyone who applied for beta status over at Discursive Labs. Your name is on the list and we’ve got an extra secret upcoming project that will be landing in your inbox soon :). If anyone else is interested in becoming a beta tester, send us an email with “beta” in the subject line and we’ll get you on the list. Also, on a completely separate note we’ve got another technology preview with an upcoming public beta called Sliders (beta). It’s

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Source Tree Visualizer Beta 2 Media Update with Images and Video

For those of you who are not on beta list over at Discursive Labs, this is the sort of thing you are missing out on. If you follow our corporate blog over at www.discursivelabs.com, you know that Source Tree Visualizer is an entirely new way to interact and understand the complexities of source control in a meaningful, intuitive way. Rooted in the most current research in computer graphics and visualization, Source Tree Visualizer may literally change the way you think about your source tree

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The Benefits of Low Power Cluster Compilation (and Shameless Self-Promotion)

As many of you know, in my personal life I’m historically quite fond of low power and embedded processor systems. It’s somewhat ironic then, that in my professional life I spend most of my time programming for supercomputing clusters, or for the development of programs for supercomputing clusters. As most of you probably also know, I started a somewhat successful consulting and software development company earlier this year. This gives me a terrific amount of freedom when outfitting (and hiring) our developer and IT

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