While spam is on the rise, some people resort to battlefield thermonuclear weapons to solve the issue, not caring about the grave damage they do to legitimate users.
A number of folks have spoken to me offline now about this post. Seems like a number of “vendors” drop boxes off that sometimes work, and sometimes do not. Anyone have experience with this they would like to share?
We do everything we can to stop failing subsystems from ever entering our customers hands. We beat on our systems, usually with loads far in excess of what our customers will do. No, not using memtest. We run real codes. And we catch lots of problems.
This post has been through countless iterations. I have written/rewritten it a multitude of times, because I was looking for a way to say it, but never quite settled on a particular manner.
So here it is … stream of conciousness and all that.
I had heard of some changes in the windows licensing model. Windows licensing is relevant if you are building a windows cluster, as you now have a new set of costs and usage restrictions atop your machine, that you simply don’t have with the alternatives.
I was searching for some data on drift/group velocity of charge carriers in semiconductors for something I am working on. Yeah, I know, nice stuff to google for. I ran across this. I nearly fell out of my chair.
Reading through some of the most interesting papers at the upcoming SC06 show. Yes, we will be there wandering around. I read an interesting paper from the originators of mpiBLAST. They had a great quote about developing very high performance computing tools, specifically in terms of tying multiple other tools together. They used Perl to do this. For good reason. Here is the quote: