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    Docker Swarms, what are they?

    Ian Stuart / October 26, 2017
  • Before the Swarm - The Good Old Days

    In the "Good Old Days", computers where physical things... real tin... and you had either the Personal Computer or the Mainframe.

    PCs were "small": they had 1 CPU (well, modern ones have more), limited RAM (16GB is a lot), and realtively small storage-systems (a couple of TB if you're lucky.) PCs were designed to be used by 1 person at a time. PCs sat on your desk. PCs became portable, then ultra-portable, and even evolved into hand-helds (take another look at the specs for your smart-phone!)

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    About the Organisation and Repository Identification(ORI)

    Ian Stuart / April 1, 2015
  • The ORI service provides a standalone middleware tool for identifying academic organisations and their institutional repositories. The service is provided by EDINA who run it as a micro-service.

    ORI provides an API to provide access to information on circa 25,000 academic organisations, some 14,000 networks that map to those organisations, and the 3,000 repositories that also relate to those organisations.