ETH supercomputing for beginners

Aug 25, 2015

Disclaimer: for this to work, you must be an ETH Zurich affiliated person and own a nethz-account . So, you wanna play around a bit with machine learning. Or run a crazy particle physics simulation. But you only have a lame Macbook. Your gaming rig would do the job, but its fans are spinning so loud your neighbors complained. Solution? Just use ETHs Euler general purpose super computer ! Even though they explicitely write that Euler is “not a supercomputer”, supercomputer just sounds cooler than “general purpose” computer. ...

Migrating Gitlab from MySQL to Postgres

Apr 23, 2014

Recently, I migrated Apovedas Gitlab installation from using MySQL as database server to PostgreSQL. Thats because until now, I have used the manual gitlab setup guides, and I now want to change this to use the automatic setup/provided packages, which all use postgres. Install Postgres and create the database # (Taken from the Gitlab installation manual ): sudo apt-get install -y postgresql postgresql-client libpq-dev # Login to PostgreSQL sudo -u postgres psql -d template1 # Create a user for GitLab. ...