More company information: ClearSpeed

As I noted recently in the post on SGI, they are having a tough time of it, in large part due to who they are competing against, and what they have to use to compete with. Well, they aren’t the only company with issues. As noted on InsideHPC and elsewhere, ClearSpeed is not having a […]

Cray nails a large contract

As InsideHPC reports, Cray has nailed a large DoD contract. Good for Cray. Sadly they did report not that great earnings recently, and some publications have been beating on them a bit. Viewed 8991 times by 1778 viewers

A good question

John at the always interesting InsideHPC asks a very important question, that, oddly, I think I can answer. Viewed 11075 times by 2209 viewers

Why ext3 needs to go the way of the dodo …

root@pegasus-i:~# mdadm –create /dev/md0 –level=0 –raid-devices=2 /dev/sdc /dev/sdd mdadm: array /dev/md0 started. root@pegasus-i:~# cat /proc/mdstat Personalities : [linear] [multipath] [raid0] [raid1] [raid6] [raid5] [raid4] [raid10] md0 : active raid0 sdd[1] sdc[0] 9765425152 blocks root@pegasus-i:~# mkfs.ext3 /dev/md0 mke2fs 1.40.2 (12-Jul-2007) mkfs.ext3: Filesystem too large. No more than 2**31-1 blocks (8TB using a blocksize of 4k) are […]

LNXI (Linux Networx) is done

SGI acquired the assets yesterday. Sad, LNXI was one of the good ones. Like us, a real HPC shop. They got killed (my guess) by going after huge government systems with long drawn out acceptance tests. Which killed their cash flow, and put them into an unsafe business area. Look, HPC is just like any […]

Looks like Novell will get paid after all

A company apparently has demonstrated the validity of a P.T. Barnum quote . SCO is going private. PJ at Groklaw has a note on this. So after this is over and SCO goes private, Novell ought to get its appropriate share of the about $50M or so of license revenue that SCO owes it … […]

Not bad: 1.3 GB/s on reads

root@jr1:~# ./simple-w3.bash + sync + echo -n ‘start at ‘ start at + date Thu Feb 14 13:33:03 EST 2008 + dd if=/dev/zero of=/big/local.file.5962 bs=8388608 count=10000 oflag=direct 10000+0 records in 10000+0 records out 83886080000 bytes (84 GB) copied, 68.8322 seconds, 1.2 GB/s + sync + echo -n ‘stop at ‘ stop at + date Thu […]