Long backstory which boils down to this: Every time a customer tries to pay with AMEX, we have to deal with a broken/borked verification system. None of our other credit card companies have issues, just AMEX. This time, they called up and questioned we were legitimate. Ok. They really did. I am going to start … Read moreRethinking taking @americanexpress in the day job
Our cluster/cloud OS environment now has modules for CentOS 6.x and Ubuntu 12.04. The latter is the LTS system. We’ve got some other tools/bits to setup for this, including working to see if we can build an ARM based PXE booting stack. We are working on making a number of cluster/cloud file system setups as … Read moreTiburon updated with diskless CentOS 6.3 and Ubuntu 12.04 environments
I’ve written about this before, about 6 months ago. Basically, the Encanto supercomputer in New Mexico, is being disassembled. The parts appear to be headed to universities in New Mexico, so its not a complete loss, but they will still have to pay for maintenance and power/cooling. What I had written before In the case … Read moreSad end to supercomputer in New Mexico
For years, we’ve been hearing how this year (for all values of this year) is the year 10GbE takes off. I’ve commented on this a number of times, from the context of 10GbE breaking out in clusters, 10GbE killing off infiniband, etc. Looking back, these comments extend 6+ years into the past. The point I … Read moreIs 2013 the year that 10GbE finally breaks out to mass adoption?
Ok, I didn’t quite see this one coming. Really. Honestly, I’ve not paid much attention to Imation in a fairly long time. I do remember tape drives and systems attached to parallel ports from them. I might even have one in my basement somewhere. Nexsan is an array vendor. For those not in the know, … Read moreMore M&A … Nexsan snarfed by … Imation?
Dave Barry in his usual fine form … summarizes our year. The one take away should be … WHAP Did anything good come out of 2012? Maybe. Just maybe. Consider: For years now, Washington has been paralyzed by bitterly partisan gridlock, unable and unwilling to act in the face of a looming, potentially disastrous economic … Read moreNails it !!!
There is now a Mac Mini on my desk. It is named neutrino. It is light. This isn’t getting rid of my Linux machine(s) by any stretch. And now having used neutrino for a day and change now, I note a few things. This list might make some howl in derision, but these are my … Read moreI have joined the dark side