Not official yet, but …

… day job just joined Automation Alley. Will put an official announcement up soon. Once this goes live, the day job will be offering discounted JackRabbit and HPC systems/consulting to other members. Part of this comes from a desire to grow our business in Michigan, part comes from an understanding of the Michigan economic realities. […]

557 days … and then I (accidentally) yank the power plug

We are prepping for the move to the new facility. Nicer digs, and we are moving some infrastructure over. Our main internal server has been (until about 11pm this evening) up for 557 days. Continuously, no down time. Planned or unplanned. Of course, all this means is that, as time goes on, some klutz is […]

Taking a JackRabbit-M for a spin

This is a new 24TB raw JackRabbit-M system we are burning in for a customer. Unit will ship in short order, but I thought you might like to see what happens when we take it for a spin. And when we crack the throttle. Viewed 18944 times by 4145 viewers


Expected lifetime (e.g. how long until a hacker pwnz it? or put another way, how long until you lose control of this ) windows system on the internet? 4 minutes. While the survival time measured varies quite a bit across methods used, pretty much all agree that placing an unpatched Windows computer directly onto the […]

OFED (partially building) on Fedora Core 9

This was fun. Well, ok, it wasn’t. But it works now. The ofa_kernel rpm crashes and burns being rebuilt on FC9. As do sdp, rds, ibutils, and dapl. Fine. Also have to downgrade tcl to 8.4 from 8.5. Because the RPMs hard-link to a specific library in tk (which depends upon tcl). Again, fine. Viewed […]

Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery

In reviewing a new rev of some product that competes with our JackRabbit unit, I noted that the new rev actually copies a number of the good ideas we have been using in our JackRabbits for quite a while. I am impressed 🙂 I guess if you can’t beat em, join em. Viewed 15646 times […]