December 2012

As we near the year's end, time for a quick look back at the highlights of 2012.  My Twitter word cloud for 2012 above (via points at the likes of HPC Midlands, our work on open data and GEUG12 (the Google Apps user group meeting I helped to organize), but misses out one very important thing - winning a Times Higher Award!  

This post is all about Linux.  How did that plucky little penguin come to be the software behind Google, Amazon and Facebook, nearly all of the top 500 supercomputers, and over 500m Android phones and tablets?  Read on...

What does your research data look like, and what facilities would your researchers welcome to help them manage it?  Here are the first fruits of a survey of researchers at Loughborough.