Massive, Unapologetic Firepower: part 3, the network

Take the worlds fastest hyperconverged storage-compute server. Mix into this the worlds fastest networking. What do you get? (hint: something you can order today) ~# iperf -c -l128k -w 512k -P10 -t 4 ———————————————————— Client connecting to, TCP port 5001 TCP window size: 1.00 MByte (WARNING: requested 512 KByte) ———————————————————— [ 11] local… Read More »

Thoughts after a small capital raise

So the day job did a small capital raise. Not a huge amount, but helpful for some day to day stuff. We did this in part because a larger effort we were working on stalled for reasons I won’t go into here. Looking at where we are and where we need to be, I am… Read More »


This is something of a hard post to write, for a number of reasons, not the least of which is that the topic comes as something of a surprise to me. I am just going to state it, and then discuss it. The vast majority of people (and companies) out there, whom think they know… Read More »

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Nebula shuts down

Nebula, a cloud “appliance” (and company) has shut down. The software is open source, so their customers can pay others to provide support, or migrate to another stack. This isn’t a public cloud company, rather a private cloud company. There is little operational risk in moving from one openstack build to another. Feel free to… Read More »

M&A: Convey snapped up by Micron

Rich at InsideHPC has the story. There is a good fit for Micron, as they are rapidly turning into one of the stronger players in the space. As I had noted, the storage OEMs are either buying into vertical integration or partnering to make it happen. Convey is actually a natural fit given other of… Read More »

Announcement of new storage appliance

More information in our video (linked here in case the video doesn’t embed properly, you may need to enable flash and scripting on the page to see it embed*). Also, check out the page at the day job: * we don’t do google or other analytics (just local stuff here), so this shouldn’t be a… Read More »

M&A: Blekko grabbed by IBM for Watson

Have a look at the page. Blekko was started by a number of people including Greg Lindahl having spent many years in the HPC world. He’s another recovering physical scientist (astronomer as I remember). This is interesting as it gives a sense as to where IBM sees its future. They aren’t (it looks like to… Read More »