Wednesday, July 23, 2008

"openQRM is not dead" by Kris B.

Kris Buytaert is talking about "openQRM is not dead" at the Linuxsymposium 2008 in Ottawa !

He is talking about the next generation of openQRM ported from java to php.

Please find the slides of his talk at

Many thanks to Kris for pushing the openQRM Project to the next level.

Also big thanks to Aland for organising the virtualization miniconf on
behalf of Linuxsymposium !

Enjoy !

Saturday, July 12, 2008

openQRM: Managing data-center from mobile devices

Since the re-write and port to PHP it is now possible to run the light-weight openQRM GUI on mobile devices like shown below on my Nokia E51 mobile phone. Works flawlessly.

Need to provision some new systems for your customers or check your data-center status while travelling around ? No problem any more :)

scientific toys : a jiggle-bot

I love scientific toys, ecpecially mechanical ones. Here some nice example of "mechanical intellygence", it is a wind-up robot toy which randomly moves around in a very hectic way by jiggling a small weight around. The mechanism is very similar to the one of the bristlebot.

... our cat hates it ;)

Friday, July 4, 2008

udev on the initrd :)

Made some big improvements on the openQRM project today by implementing udev in the initrd-stage so that unique disk identifier are available during the root-mount opterations. So an Iscsi root-device is now e.g. named :


instead of


What a fun !!! Iscsi rocks !
I wanted to have this unique identifiers since the first time we had Iscsi-root deployment support in openQRM some years ago.

.... progressing fine for the next 4.1 release of openQRM