IDC server numbers for most recent quarter/year

This is useful in various contexts. We keep hearing from various quarters about how well they are doing, “beating” the competition. Well, at the end of the day, its what people do, not what they say that matters. From Supercomputingonline: Viewed 11347 times by 2572 viewers

The future of HPC

Some of us have been arguing for a while that the future of HPC is aSMP (asymmetric processing) or heterogeneous processing. Others have argued that the future is massive multicore. In the aSMP world view, there are camps forming between RC (reconfigurable computing) and GPU/Cell-like computing. Here is what is interesting. In an article just […]


Over at Accelerated Times, an article was posted about the Tilera. Now I haven’t heard much about Tilera, other than pre-releases. [update: look at the comment here] The author focuses on several important aspects. The business model, the money raise, are they are where they say they are. Viewed 15943 times by 4085 viewers

The fat lady is about to sing

(relevance to HPC: some of the companies that effectively bankrolled this effort have been trying to leverage it against Linux, in the HPC space, and have managed to cause customers confusion. ..) Can’t get any more cliche’ than that. /. links to an arstechnica article on SCO. Turns out the ruling knocked out any pillar […]

There are times when I ask myself why…

This is a very short missive about Java. I am tired of a complete lack of official 64 bit support for Java in browsers. Then again, using Java in your browser is a pretty sure way to crash your browser. It certainly makes fast systems slow, and slow systems unusable. I think it is time […]

DragonFly … pre pre alpha

I mean really, pre pre pre … pre alpha. Did I mention that it is pre pre pre … pre alpha? Takes flight here. Still a ways to go. RIP SICE. Update: DragonFly is our next gen user interface for clusters. SICE is our previous gen, it had been around for years, and was long […]

Acceleration meme

Amir at Reconfigurable Computing Blog (welcome back Amir!) notes There’s probably a few hundred of us who are watching the accelerated computing meme spread. It is catching on, there’s probably a few dozen of us ready to put our mouth where the money is when wall street catches on too–email me by the way (my […]

The good, the bad, and the ugly

Why do we blog, and why do we read blogs, and what does what we read and write say about who we are, what we think, and how we act? Robin at Storagemojo (great blog) talks about the nuances of corporate blogging, and shows some stuff from IBM on the policies of blogging, as well […]