In case you haven’t heard, GPU passthrough is now available in each of MacStadium’s macOS virtualization solutions. But what does this mean for you? For starters, GPU passthrough will benefit teams that are doing any kind of graphics rendering, as it will allow 3D hardware acceleration generally.
Moreover, it will also enable access to Apple’s Metal API, which provides a significant performance improvement for games and video-related software requiring complex scenes to be rendered on screen.
Finally, it will also provide a significant performance boost for applications that require access to GPU for memory-intensive parallel computations, such as those called for in machine learning.
Ready to learn more? Join MacStadium’s Manager of Systems Engineering Max Kelley for a webinar where he will discuss and demonstrate GPU passthrough capabilities leveraging MacStadium’s Orka, VMware, and Anka virtualization solutions.
One good thing that came out of 2020 was Apple Silicon on the Mac mini. The first chip designed specifically for Mac, the M1 promises incredible performance and power efficiency. However, moving your Mac or iOS app development or CI pipeline to these new machines is not as easy as flipping a switch. What dev tools already support M1? When will others be released? What about virtualization? MacStadium has been digging into these questions and many more... and we want to share our learning with you! Join our Chief Product Officer and SVP of Software Development, Chris Chapman, as he dives into migrating to the M1 for app development.
Join technical writer and developer, Jeff Vincent, as he takes us through an overview of GitHub Actions, including key components, how to set up a self-hosted runner on a Mac VM (and connecting that runner to GitHub) and how to execute a workflow. We'll show you one of the most powerful ways you can use your Mac mini at MacStadium in this webinar.
Ansible makes it easy and efficient to provision a fleet of VMs. Join developer Jeff Vincent and MacStadium DevOps Coach, John Cabaniss, as they walk you through how to use that power to compare build times across macOS VMs in order to maximize your return on your MacStadium investment.
We're taking our "How to K8s" blog series and bringing it to you in webinar form! Join John Cabaniss, MacStadium's iOS DevOps Coach, as he walks you through step-by-step how to get and ship basic macOS build metrics, then log and ship platform-level metrics in Kubernetes using the Orka system, all with fluentD. Included in the webinar is a live demo and we'll even give some insight into Orka, the first and only solution for orchestrating macOS in a cloud environment using Kubernetes on genuine Apple hardware!
LogicMonitor is a powerful performance monitoring system included with every VMware cloud provisioned at MacStadium. Join MacStadium's Director of Customer Success, Sean Corcoran and Principal Product Engineer, Corey Layton as they walk you through how to monitor your infrastructure health and performance.
It's a question we've heard at MacStadium time and time again - how can I improve my build times? Never fear, Max Kelley, Manager of Systems Engineering at MacStadium answers your questions about your VMware cloud and unlocking those faster build times by automating linked clones. Max discusses the structure for cloning, considerations for CI/CD, and walks you through how-tos with Ansible and Terraform.
Want to get started with Bazel using macOS but not sure where to start? MacStadium is here is help. Jump in with MacStadium's iOS DevOps Coach, John Cabaniss, during this webinar where we'll lay some of the groundwork for you to get started using Bazel.
MacStadium has mounted and racked hundreds of 2018 Mac minis. Join VP of Product Management, Kevin Beebe as he discusses what we've learned through this process. From heat management, cost-performance, orchestration and management to the infamous T2 chip. If Mac minis are part of your business infrastructure, you'll want to hear what we've learned about this exciting platform.
In enterprise organizations, DevOps teams face unique challenges when managing infrastructure and tools for Mac or iOS app development. Using real-world examples and case studies, Chris Chapman, MacStadium’s SVP of software development, will tackle the main challenges enterprise DevOps teams encounter when dealing with Macs from orchestration, agility, and scaling in highly regulated environments.
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