Its been 3 years to the day since I wrote this. As we’ve been doing before this happened, and after this happened, we are going to a TSO concert on the anniversary of the surgery. Its an affirmation of sorts. I can tell you that 3 years in, it has changed me in some fairly … Read moreThree years
An interesting thing happened over the last few months and years. Systemd, a replacement init process for Linux, gained more adherents, and supplanted the older style init.d/rc scripting in use by many distributions. Ubuntu famously abandoned init.d style processing in favor of upstart and others in the past, and has been rolling over to systemd. … Read moreSystemd, and the future of Linux init processing
My soon to be 15 year old daughter was engrossed with something on her laptop yesterday. Thinking it was fan-fiction, I asked her what she was writing. She knitted her brow for a moment, and looked up. “Its code combat Dad.” she said, quite matter of factly. I must have had a slightly startled expression … Read moreBrings a smile to my face
A “gut feeling” is, at a deep level, a fundamental sense of something that you can’t necessarily ascribe metrics to, you can’t quantify exactly. Its not always right. Its a subconscious set of facts, ideas, concepts that seem to suggest something below the analytical portion of your mind, and it could bias you into a … Read moreLearning to respect my gut feelings again
Report XTR141111 was just released by STAC Research for the M3 benchmarks. We are absolutely thrilled, as some of our records were bested by newer versions of our hardware with newer software stack. Congratulations to Lucera, STAC Research for getting the results out, and the good folks at McObject for building the underlying database technology. … Read more#SC14 day 2: @LuceraHQ tops @scalableinfo hardware … with Scalable Info hardware …
Here’s the basic theory behind swap space. Memory is expensive, disk is cheap. Only use the faster memory for active things, and aggressively swap out the less used things. This provides a virtual address space larger than physical/logical memory. Great, right? No. Heres why. 1) swap makes the assumption that you can always write/read to … Read moreStarting to come around to the idea that swap in any form, is evil
On the plane down to NOLA. Going to do booth setup, and then network/machine/demo setup. We’ll have a demo visualfx reel from a customer whom uses Scalable Informatics JackRabbit, DeltaV (and as the result of an upgrade yesterday), Unison. Looking forward to getting everything going, and it will be good to see everyone at the … Read more#sc14 T-minus 2 days and counting #HPCmatters
This will be fun to watch run … 30T of flash disks cabled up and online. Thanks @scalableinfo! — Chris Dwan (@fdmts) November 5, 2014 Scalable Informatics FastPath Unison for the win!
Scalable’s booth is #3053. We’ll have some good stuff, demos, talks, and people there. And coffee. Gotta have the coffee. More soon, come by and visit us!