Arista files for IPO

From Dan Primak’s Term Sheet email Arista Networks Inc., a Santa Clara, Calif.-based provider of cloud networking solutions, has filed for a $200 million IPO. It plans to trade on the NYSE under ticker symbol ANET, with Morgan Stanley and Citigroup leading a 17-bank underwriter group. The company reports $42 million of net income on … Read moreArista files for IPO

Intel ditches own Hadoop distro in favor of Cloudera

Last year, Intel started building its own distro of Hadoop. Their argument was that they were optimizing it for their architecture (as compared to, say, ARM). Today came word (via that they are switching to Cloudera. This makes perfect sense to me. Intel couldn’t really optimize Hadoop by compiler options to use new instruction … Read moreIntel ditches own Hadoop distro in favor of Cloudera


Ok, I am taking the leap. I’ve started working on the SIOS Inst system. Basically, after reviewing everything thats broken (and for that matter unfixable) in the anaconda, debian-installer, and other installation mechanisms, I’ve decided that for our purposes, the only way that we are going to get correct and reliable builds for stateful systems … Read moreSIOS Inst

HPC on Wall Street

Not only do we have a booth, but we are sponsoring a session on Low Latency Cloud and Big Data. Roosevelt Hotel in NYC on 7-April. See the site for more details. If you’d like to attend and need a pass, please contact me at the day job. Our partners Lucera, Inktank, and Pluribus Networks … Read moreHPC on Wall Street

Not so fast …

Well, after nearly a decade of hooplah over a realization of a quantum computer, an interesting study found that it was When one considers that research into quantum computers is carried out primarily because of the promise of hugely accelerated computing speeds, then another conclusion arrived at by the researchers is particularly significant, namely that … Read moreNot so fast …