Free advice to AMD on Barcelona

First off, it is worth noting that the handling of the problem is causing far more damage to AMD than the problem would … investment types call it loss of goodwill. This is the indication of something like a rudderless ship in motion. It needs to be corrected forthwith. Like yesterday. AMD needs to Viewed […]


From /., I saw an article on non-competes. It made the claim that they are the DRM of human capital. DRM is, for all intents and purposes, digital rights management, which is post sales control over assets. Human capital is a euphemism of course, for people … knowledge workers specifically (which is itself a euphemism […]

I understand the AMD Barcelona issues now

I spoke with the AMD folks during SC and afterwords. Someone leaked the info yesterday, and today on the x86_64 discussion group, the errata and patches were detailed. I have had the patches for a few days now, and have a bios update I need to apply to a motherboard. That said, what this is, […]

Not up yet, but … two articles coming soon to a site near you

Check out Doug Eadline’s MultiCore Cookbook at Linux Magazine. Kudos to LM for continuing efforts to promote all manner of relevant articles. Sadly, some web publications may call this “zealotry” or similar, but as Linux continues to dominate HPC, and HPC does in fact continue to grow at a blistering pace, it appears that LM […]