Parrot hits 1.0

Parrot you say? Think of it as the engine which underlies Perl6 and quite a few other dynamic languages … Parrot is a virtual machine designed to efficiently compile and execute bytecode for dynamic languages. Parrot currently hosts a variety of language implementations in various stages of completion, including Tcl, Javascript, Ruby, Lua, Scheme, PHP, […]

Sun (possibly) to be acquired by IBM?

The NYT reports talks in progress. Not sure if its real. Need to think on this somewhat … makes sense as Sun is so cheap, but like many other acquisitions, this one is likely to give some folks a real bad case of indigestion. There are a few elements of Sun worth having, and some […]

HPC @ Cisco?

Cisco announced a new product today, code named California. You can read some of the info here. This system, also known more formally as a “Unified Computing System” aims to integrate computing, networking and storage into a single managed system. Cisco appears to be aiming for what it believes to be a sweet spot in […]

It is sure to be removed, so look at this ASAP

Back at SGI, the company did a pitful job explaining who it was, what it did, and how it did it, not to mention why it was important. This is marketing, basic simple, get the message out marketing. In the 90’s, SGI was a great company. We had at the time, great products. And, as […]

ok, looks like it is mostly on…

ok, looks like it is mostly one way … oh well … [update] Nope … bidirectional … with a bit of latency though. I now have WordPress talking nicely with twitter, and WordPress and LinkedIn tied together. Scary. Social networking gone wild. Too bad there are few if any business models that will work for […]