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SC17, the largest SuperComputing event in the world, was held in Denver, Colorado, November 12 through 17th. I was lucky enough to attend the event as a representative of the CentOS community. While there, I spoke with dozens of organizations that use CentOS as part of their High Performance Computing (HPC) infrastructure. I also got […]

Once again we'll be holding our annual CentOS Dojo in Brussels, the day before FOSDEM. The event will be held at the same venue as last year - at the Marriott Grand Place - and will run from 9am until 5pm. After 5, we'll join the traditional FOSDEM party at Delirium. The CFP for this […]

Yesterday we held our first - hopefully of many - dojo at CERN. We had around 70 people in attendance, representing many organizations and nations. And we had presentations from many different projects within the CentOS ecosystem. If you're not familiar with CentOS Dojos, you can read more about them here: https://wiki.centos.org/Events/Dojo/ And if you're not […]

In an earlier article on CentOS Linux 7 (1708), I explained the the basic release process and about things like the Continuous Release (CR) repository.  I am not going to go into detail about those two topics here, just update you on the process. The packages that make up what will be our CentOS Linux […]

Red Hat released Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.4 on August 1st, 2017 (Info).  In the CentOS world, we call this type of release a 'Point Release', meaning that the major version of a distribution (in this case Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7) is getting a new point in time update set (in this case '.4').  […]

One of the daily activities of the CentOS Community Lead is searching the Internet looking for new and interesting content about CentOS that we can share on the @CentOSProject Twitter account, or Facebook, Google +, or Reddit. There's quite a bit of content out there, too, since CentOS is very popular. Unfortunately, some of the content […]

We are pleased to announce new official Vagrant images of CentOS Linux 6.8 and CentOS Linux 7.3.1611 for x86_64, featuring updated packages to 30 March 2017 and the following changes: The VMware images now use the paravirtualized SCSI controller (the kernel module for the LSILogic controller has been deprecated upstream). The VMware images now specify […]

As announced, and confirmed on the centos-devel list, next week we'll have a major outage impacting several services that are hosted in the same DC : due to some reorganization at the DC/Cage level, we'll have to shutdown/move/reconfigure a big part of our hosted infra for the following services : https://cbs.centos.org (Koji) https://accounts.centos.org (auth backend, […]

The CentOS Infrastructure team will be moving the machines hosting cbs.centos.org, ci.centos.org and accounts.centos.org on October 10th, 2016. We expect a downtime of 48hrs. Contact us in #centos-devel on freenode at any time during that period for questions, or watch the centos-devel mailing list for the latest updates. The servers, switches, PDUs, and even the […]

Official Vagrant images for CentOS Linux 6 and CentOS Linux 7 for x86_64 are now available for download, featuring updated packages to 1st July 2016 and some improvements: the default timezone is set to UTC (instead of New York, USA) NTP is enabled by default (using ntpd on CentOS Linux 6 and chrony on CentOS […]