Be on the lookout for 'pauses' in CentOS/RHEL 6.5 on Sandy Bridge

Probably on Ivy Bridge as well. Short version. The pauses that plagued Nehalem and Westmere are baaaack. In RHEL/CentOS 6.5 anyway. A customer just ran into one. We helped diagnose/work around this a few years ago when a hedge fund customer ran into this … then a post-production shop … then … Basically the problem … Read moreBe on the lookout for 'pauses' in CentOS/RHEL 6.5 on Sandy Bridge

But … GaAs is the material of the future … and always will be …

I read a note on IBM’s recent allocation of capital towards research projects. It had this tidbit in there: III-V technologies IBM researchers have demonstrated the world?s highest transconductance on a self-aligned III-V channel metal-oxide semiconductor (MOS) field-effect transistors (FETs) device structure that is compatible with CMOS scaling. These materials and structural innovation are expected … Read moreBut … GaAs is the material of the future … and always will be …

Too simple to be wrong

I’ve been exercising my mad-programming skillz for a while on a variety of things. I got it in my head to port the benchmarks posted on julialang.org to perl a while ago, so I’ve been working on this in the background for a few weeks. I also plan, at some point, to rewrite them in … Read moreToo simple to be wrong

New customers

We have a number of nice new customers that have been absorbing about all of my time for the last few weeks. This is goodness. One has our current generation FastPath Cadence SSD converged computing and storage system, and will be running kdb+ on it. Another has a 1PB Unison parallel file system, and while … Read moreNew customers