Some see an augering in, some see opportunity

My day job is at a company in the Metro Detroit area. Metro Detroit, and actually Michigan in general is a very nice state. This is a good place. There are good people here. Prices are reasonable, cost of living isn’t terrible, and for the moment, taxes are under control. Viewed 14501 times by 3108 […]

Looks nice, but I still worry about memory contention

Intel announced some details on Penryn and others today. It looks like a sweet chip. The problem I am having is, if the Clovertown is memory bus bound with 4 cores (2 x 2-core chips) for a number of memory intensive workloads, won’t 8+ cores be worse? Think of this in terms of public expenditure […]

Final sprint before shipping

Now that I (think) understand most of the major issues here, and I can be reasonably sure that I have a good grasp of the tuning, I think I want to take it out on the test track and give it one final once over. Lets open the throttle. Wide. Viewed 14345 times by 2946 […]

WinCE-ing

So I have a “new” phone. Long story, not worth going into. It runs Windows CE. My Palm Treo 650 was frustrating (PalmOS is inconsistent, and largely broken, missing important things … and it crashed … occasionally wiping out the email program and all settings). If anyone from Palm is reading this, please understand that […]

New JackRabbit site is up

Finally, hunkered down, did a less is more approach. See http://jackrabbit.scalableinformatics.com. Or this link. Getting content up there in bits and pieces. Working on the most requested bits, the updated benchmark reports. Update: As I have discovered, some people are ideologically opposed to telling us who they are before they read the papers. Fair enough. […]

This is wrong, so very wrong

When you update your computer, get patches, you assume (and this may be the hard part) that the people putting out the patches respect your efforts to keep your system secure. Of course, some like checking every few weeks if your system is “genuine”. You know that they would never, ever waste your time and […]