Python PyWren Brings Easy Scientific Computing to AWS Lambda

A University of California-Berkeley researcher has found a new, and somewhat unexpected, use case for the Lambda serverless computing service from Amazon Web Services: scientific computing. At the Continuum IO’s first user conference, AnacondaCON 2017, he… Read more


OpenBSD’s Pledge and Unveil from Python

Years ago, OpenBSD gained two new security system calls, pledge(2) (originally tame(2)) and unveil. In both, an application surrenders capabilities at run-time. The idea is to perform initialization like usual, then drop capabilities before handling untru... (more…)

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