… and anyone promising you one is selling you something. This is true everywhere, though especially so in massively overhyped markets. There are no secret incantations that will tease actionable insights out of gargantuan bolus of data. Yet, from all the “company X now has a hyper optimized, purple colored Hadoop distro, with a pony” … Read moreThere are no silver bullets
Its a Dilbert cartoon, located here. Originally seen on Mu Sigma blog.
Her old Dell Inspiron died, again. First it was a motherboard. Then a hard disk. And a cracked bezel. Now it looks like its a motherboard again. The power supply bits are, IMO, completely unforgivable. Until Dell lets us use a replacement supply that is not manufactured by Dell, we won’t be buying Dell laptops. … Read moreA replacement laptop for my daughter
Achieving a Ph.D. is one of the highest academic goals one can set. You work insanely hard, you sacrifice income, starting a family, and many other things, in the pursuit of this (in most cases). And when you finish, you are, theoretically, in an upper strata of accomplishment. Many (including myself) entered into this path, … Read moreReaching saturation: Our ongoing glut of Ph.D. educated talent
Time. Basically I have none. I steal some here and there to get things out, but I have been completely swamped. Or I post when I am up late at night/early morning, and can’t get to sleep (occasional hazard of running a growing business). On a happy note, the company is growing. We have brought … Read moreWhy posting has been slow
This is going to take a few paragraphs to set up, to please bear with me. One of the harder aspects to building a business atop someone else’s platform is a fundamental dependency upon them that you create. Your business depends, to a very large extent upon their good will, and their desire to grow … Read moreAs the clouds change …
So here I am, with an ATI W5000 card driving my dual display Linux desktop. I had pulled the NVidia GEForce card, as the driver or the card kept tossing Xid: NVRM errors, that I could not make go away. Googling this error took me back to years of people dealing with similar issues, and … Read moreATI experiment update: day 19
[update] Ok, this was amusing. An SEO group commented with a link back to their SEO site. Our spam filter caught it. (/shakes head) We had the most … well … interesting event happen at the office a few days ago. You know how, in your spam filtered email you get hundreds or thousands of … Read more[Updated] #walkingspam that you cannot easily filter electronically
This is 8x nodes (2x EnergyCards) of Calxeda goodness. We expect to be able to show off (and demo!) a live, more heavily ARMed unit shortly.
Basic (conservative) configuration of the day jobs’ high performance tightly coupled storage system, no SSDs (apart from the OS drives). RAID6 LUNs, no RAID0’s. This is spinning rust folks. Nothing but spinning rust. In a realistic configuration. And no, we haven’t yet begun to tune this. Streaming writes, 1 thread per LUN: Run status group … Read morePutting a 60 bay JackRabbit through some basic tests