Arto specializes in white papers, documentation, and other forms of content concerning information technology.
An in-depth article on hackers and their techniques. Written for a popular financial website called Money Crashers, this article covers the techniques hackers use and how to protect yourself while on the web. Everything from trojans to rootkits are looked at. Note: out of all the articles I have written for Money Crashers, this has been the most read to date.
White paper on the use of Linux clusters for use in high performance computing. This document covers the reasons why data centers are switching to Linux clusters for their systems. It includes topics like the scalable nature of Linux servers, the maturity and interoperability of the platform, and the advantages of using open source software. It also covers some of the software packages available for managing Linux clusters. This white paper is not a collaboration. The text, formatting, and layout are all my work.
This was written for an "in-house" presentation designed to clarify the use of pointers within data structures. The actual presentation was aimed at intermediate software engineers. Not only was this informational document to be used in the actual presentation, it was also to serve as a programming guide for the developers later on. I wrote the text and all the included sample code. (I used to teach a data structures course in a technical college.)
General Electric Digital contracted me to write this blog post for their Predix blog. Predix is GE's platform that makes it possible to monitor diagnostic information and predict failures in industrial equipment like locomotives before they actually occur. In this post, I write about how IT and OT (operational technology) are converging, and how big data techniques are being employed.
This white paper outlines the features and compares the differences between Lustre and GPFS. The document lists the advantages and shortcomings of each of these two popular file systems that operate on modern, high-speed networks. This white paper is not a collaboration. The text, formatting, and layout are all my work.
This white paper describes massively parallel processing or MPP. It introduces how this technique breaks up large data sets and assigns each piece to a single processor of which there could be hundreds or possibly thousands. MPP is another one of the techniques that plays a part in the big data revolution. Note: The text, formatting, and layout are all my work.
This is a short article, written for eHow.com, on the technology behind Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) systems. It also goes on to talk about implementation and cost as well.
This is a partial lesson plan on advanced querying using Structured Query Language (SQL). It was created as an instructor's guide.
An article written for eHow.com explaining how the Kerberos network protocol is used to secure authentication.
Short article/post written for eHow.com. This piece outlines the technology behind 3D printers, the materials that can be used today, the fabrication methods, and the popularity of personal 3D printers.
Article written for Arizona Central about network security. In this piece I outline and compare two popular endpoint protection software solutions: Microsoft's Forefront and its main competitor, Symantec.
Article for the Houston Chronicle outlining the differences between 32-bit and 64-bit systems. This piece was written for novices in order to give them a basic understanding of these two architectures.