more from BioIT World Expo in Boston

Long day, spent most of it talking to people and groups. This is a small conference, attendance is ok, not heavy, not light. Saw lots of people I know/knew. Some I met today. Met Deepak from BBGM in person, and a number of people I have conversed with in the past through email/phone. Saw a […]

BioIT World 2008

Short … From blackberry. A number of people have noted what we have been observing, that life science users don’t want to pay for performance. Business models predicated upon higher price for perceived value of being faster won’t fly well. Similarly there is even more interest in storage. Viewed 16709 times by 3543 viewers

Wherefore art thou, oh earnings …

I had expected Microsoft to announce another record quarter after Intel announced their results. They two did go hand in hand. Well, it turns out that Microsoft did not do as well as anticipated. Nor did Intel. Viewed 16605 times by 3562 viewers

Wherefore art thou, open source Solaris community?

Ted T’so did a good job of analyzing the current poor state of open source solaris as a community. He points to a number of community building and engineering failures (such as building a mercurial repository … really it is easy). He points to the marketing and business case issues. On a humorous note, he […]

Liveleak and platform dependence

[updated] Liveleak staff support proved to be quite helpful. The issue may be less of a platform dependence as I had presumed, and more of a flash and (format/video) coding issue. [update 2] Looks like it may have been a problem in the player for flash8 video. They fixed it, within about 3 hours of […]

Interesting …

At Storagemojo, Robin Harris has an interesting take on the evolution of storage systems. SNW is the past. NAB is the future. Storage is in the midst of a massive transition from an IOPS focus to a bandwidth focus. This is interesting to us, given how much bandwidth we can provide from our JackRabbit storage […]

Yeah, ok … whatever

So I checked logs. Like I always do, to make sure things aren’t broken. Since yesterday, someone from Italy, specifically IP address has been attacking our infrastructure. Their attack was a DoS. Try to bog our servers down way past the point that they could respond. They were not successful. Their ISP has been […]

new (old) spammer tactic?

Been getting quite a few mails of a bounce/spam rejection from external mailers. Turns out someone is using my day job email with random spam mail. Some sort of filter poisoning? Prevent our mails from getting to others? Obviously this must have an economic connection. But this is so specific, the only “logical” connections I […]

Article on MPI in 30 minutes …

is up at Linux Magazine. See here for more details. First: There are formatting errors, and a few spelling errors. This is a problem, I will construct an errata and send them a link. Second: I am told it is also in print form. And it is “severely edited for space at the expense of […]