We’ve got a Woodcrest …

for testing/development and other purposes. Config is reasonable, with an upgrade later today. 2 x 2.66 GHz (5130) processors, 4 GB ram, nice video card (Quadro FX/4500). Viewed 17705 times by 3503 viewers

21st Century postmortem

About a week has passed, and a friend said something quite interesting about this. Michigan has decided not to invest in Michigan’s future. Amusing. Viewed 18669 times by 3549 viewers

21st Century update

Results are in and we did not advance. Good luck to the advancers. Update: Looking over the results, not a single advanced computing project was advanced. HPC was completely ignored which runs counter to what they said they would do. Lots of automotive bits were advanced. The message for a small HPC company located in […]

21st Century (non)update

We have been patiently waiting to hear whether or not we advanced to the next round. We already know the fate of one proposal which we helped on, but was not one of our own submissions. That was discarded on a technicality, basically an index entry reporting on confidential material and color pages was not […]

Thoughts on Solaris 10

I have opined here that I do not believe that Solaris will overtake Linux’s lead in HPC clusters. This does not mean that I don’t think it can have a role. Viewed 18744 times by 3793 viewers


Folks, we are getting spammed. If something gets through, please note that I want to apologise in advance and I will handle it as soon as possible. If I miss something, fire me a note. Viewed 16965 times by 3464 viewers

Test drive of the 6/06 Solaris 10 part 1, installation

My experience with the 1/06 Solaris 10 was, well, less than good. I came away with the impression of a system that is very hard to install, one might say extraordinarily hard to install, with few supported systems. Video didn’t work, networking required going to an unsupported freeware site, pulling down a binary driver, and […]

followup to another conversation

For reasons I don’t quite understand WP seems to have eaten Dan’s post.?? Here it is, re-replicated: Looks like we both have trouble being succinct! Thanks for the Linux lessons.?? I’ve worked in both Windows and UNIX environments professionally, but I’ve never done any real *work* with Linux.?? I appreciate learning more, and your information […]