Requiem

This is the post an entrepreneur hopes to never write. They pour their energy, their time, their resources, their love into their baby. Trying to make her live, trying to make her grow. And for a while, she seems to. Everything is hitting the right way, 12+ years of uninterrupted growth and profitable operation as […]

Some updates coming soon

I should have something interesting to talk about over the next two weeks, though a summary of this is Scalable Informatics is undergoing a transformation. The exact form of this transformation is still being determined. In any case, I am no longer at Scalable. Some items of note in recent weeks. 1) M&A: Nimble was […]

Best comment I’ve seen in a bug report about a tool

So … gnome-terminal has been my standard cli interface on linux GUIs for a while. I can’t bring myself to use KDE for any number of reasons. Gnome itself went in strange directions, so I’ve been using Cinnamon atop Mint and Debian 8. Ok, Debian 8. Gnome-terminal. Some things missing when you right mouse button […]

structure by indentation … grrrr ….

If you have to do this: :%s/\t/ /g in order to get a very simple function to compile because of this error File “./snd.py”, line 13 return sum ^ IndentationError: unindent does not match any outer indentation level even though your editor (atom!!!!??!?!) wasn’t showing you these mixed tabs and spaces … Yeah, there is […]

What is old, is new again

Way back in the pre-history of the internet (really DARPA-net/BITNET days), while dinosaur programming languages frolicked freely on servers with “modern” programming systems and data sets, there was a push to go from a static linking programs to a more modular dynamic linking. The thought processes were that it would save precious memory, not having […]

That was fun: mysql update nuked remote access

Update your packages, they said. It will be more secure, they said. I guess it was. No network access to the databases. Even after turning the database server instance to listen again on the right port, I had to go in and redo the passwords and privileges. So yeah, this broke my MySQL instance for […]

An article on Rust language for astrophysical simulation

It is a short read, and you can find it on arxiv. They tackled an integration problem, basically using the code to perform a relatively simple trajectory calculation for a particular N-body problem. A few things lept out at me during my read. First, the example was fairly simplistic … a leapfrog integrator, and while […]

Brings a smile to my face … #BioIT #HPC accelerator

Way way back in the early aughts (2000’s), we had built a set of designs for an accelerator system to speed up things like BLAST, HMMer, and other codes. We were told that no one would buy such things, as the software layer was good enough and people didn’t want black boxes. This was part […]

A nice shout out in ComputerWeekly.com about @scalableinfo #HPC #storage

See the article here. Surely though, widespread adoption is just a matter of time. With its PCIe connectivity, literally slotting in, NVMe offers the ability to push hyper-converged utility and scalability to wider sets of use cases than currently. There are some vendors that focus on their NVMe/hyper-converged products, such X-IO (Axellio), Scalable Informatics, and […]