blasting through heavy loads …

Previously I had told you about octobonnie. 8 simultaneous bonnies run locally to beat the heck out of our servers. If we are going to catch a machine based problem, it will likely show up under this wilting load. But while that is a heavy load, it is nothing like what we have going on […]

Happy new year to all!

Ok, a little early for those in NA, but late for those in Oz and about past it for India, but as you can see from WorldTimeZone, its coming to europe/mid-africa as I write this…. happy new years to you all!икони Viewed 11404 times by 2447 viewers

I saw a link to this, this evening

The ruins of Detroit. Look for the Michigan Central Rail Road station, and see if you recognize this from the recent Transformers movie. The building is near Mexican Town, south-ish of the old Tiger Stadium. Viewed 11457 times by 2474 viewers

This is not the right direction …

… a weak dollar is a good dollar. Makes our exports more desireable. From Yahoo, linked back to the page. Really, we need that dollar lower. Makes exporters happy. Viewed 12163 times by 2694 viewers

The economy and HPC: part 1

John West at covers a very important issue … that being the meltdown of the economy, and its impact upon HPC, specifically HPC expenditure. Being on the vendor side of this I can offer my observations and make some suggestions. Viewed 11617 times by 2584 viewers

we’re back!!!

yup … a nice little down time courtesy of business class internet with SLAs … even though this is the home office, still … annoying. Considering rehosting at work … Viewed 11356 times by 2453 viewers

under the weather …

… which is why I haven’t commented on a number of interesting things. Hope to return to full capability over the next few days. Some bug decided to kick me hard a few hours after I wrote the previous post. Rehydrating and recovering. Viewed 11947 times by 2634 viewers

The night before xmas

Twas the night before xmas, and all through the HPC solutions house, the disks were moving, just not the mouse … The workers had gone home to their families, and shipped the last JackRabbit of the year, while the benchmarker cackled and tuned, making the ΔV faster. Viewed 7392 times by 1483 viewers