2010: Day job’s best year on record, ever

Just finished an analysis of last years results. We are a private company, so we don’t release financial info (apart from potential investors and those looking to take a stake in the company). We hit 11.7% growth in revenue for the year, and hit a company all time high revenue. This is despite a rather […]

Are HPC cloud users expectations realistic?

Several years ago, before clouds were all the rage, we were working with a large customer discussing an “on-demand” HPC computing service. This service predated Amazon’s setup, and was more in line with what Sabalcore, CRL and others are doing. I remember distinctly from my conversations with the customer that they had particular desires. Specifically, […]

Throwing signs

Too funny: [had to update, as the folks putting the image up started blocking our link back to them … I thought we did this correctly … wasn’t trying to steal bandwidth] Viewed 15186 times by 3476 viewers

Oh what a day

No details, but this is the sort of day I can do without in terms of excitement. Tonight is fight night in karate. Maybe I can suit up and hit with my good hand. Yeah, its been one of those days. Viewed 13116 times by 3235 viewers

As the high performance storage world evolves …

Last year, say July time frame, if you asked me to name the top high performance computing file systems, and prognosticate who the up and comers were … well, you’d get lists much like I’ve said here in the past. Lustre was the “king” and undisputed leader. pNFS was (sorry Bruce and team) effectively perpetually […]

My kingdom for good error messages … or something like that

I just spent too long tearing my (altogether far too few remaining) hair(s) out over a driver issue. Qlogic 7240 IB card. Decent DDR unit. Our kernel. Very stable kernel. Rock solid under ridiculous load. OFED 1.5.2 with all the nice bug fixes etc. And inserting/removing qib would cause all manner of kernel hiccups. […]

Interesting observation with respect to the poll

I’ve been monitoring the IP addresses and logs on the poll voting. You can vote for more than one item, select several, hit vote, and it generates a cookie so that you won’t be able to vote again. That is, unless you take the explicit step of clearing this cookie. And voting again. What this […]

Eric Schmidt out in April as CEO of google

See here. Larry Page (U of Mich alum … woot!*) More power to Larry (and all the other co-founders out there with vision and a desire to get the job done). Don’t forget to grow some data center bits here … its really cold right now … no need to spend on cooling for like […]

Day job: new website about to go up

We’ve been busy. Real busy. Did I mention we’ve been busy? Once the website rolls, please, by all means, let us know if somethings broke. Email works. Hopefully we won’t melt the server … [Update] Doug rocks. In case I didn’t mention it. He rocks! Sites up with minor breakage (modulo grammar, inconsistent numbers … […]