GentryX /ˈdʒɛntriˌɛks/

Science, supercomputing, software engineering.



Compiling VMWare Modules for Linux 4.1.3 2015-08-05T00:00:00+02:00

VMWare modules 279.3 don't work out of the box with Linux 4.1.3. I've collected a patch set which gets them to compile on my Gentoo systems. More »

Verteilung der Flüchtlinge in Europa 2015-07-15T00:00:00+02:00

Kurzer Post zur Flüchtlingsdebatte in Deutschland, genauer: zur Frage, welches Land wie viele aufnehmen kann. Anlässlich eines Tweets von Julia Schramm hat Jens Kubieziel nachgerechnet, wie viele Flüchtlinge die europäischen Länder aufnehmen würden, wenn man die Flüchtlinge gleichmäßig gemäß der Gesamtbevölkerung verteilen würde. Ich habe mich dafür interessiert, welche Verteilung sich ergäbe, wenn man nicht die Bevölkerungsgröße sondern das BIP heranziehen würde. More »

The Listserve: a STORM is Coming Follow-up 2015-04-06T00:00:00+02:00

Last week I received an e-mail titled You've won The Listserve. In case you don't know: The Listserve doesn't refer to just any mailing list, but to an experimental lottery: each day one subscriber is given the chance to broadcast his ideas to all recipients. So now was my turn. More »

Compiling VMWare-Modules with Linux 3.15 2014-07-16T00:00:00+02:00

Frustrated by vmware-modules-279.2 not emerging on your Gentoo box? Fear naught! It's just a question of collecting the right set of patches. More »

The Troubling State of MPI 2014-04-25T00:00:00+02:00

The Message Passing Interface, or MPI (not to be confused with the Max Planck Institutes), is in the peculiar situation of being one of the most widely used technologies in HPC and supercomputing, despite being declared dead since decades. Lately however, my nose is picking up some smells which are troubling me. And others. More »