Baidu attack deflection

So Baidu’s web crawler is broken. Makes the bad old days of bing bot look positively benign. Wasn’t pushing much load, but lots of log spam and it showed signs of increasing over time. So, out comes the ban hammer. Then I thought, why not report their broken bot to them. Should be as simple … Read moreBaidu attack deflection

M&A or more correctly, acqui-hire: Cray bags much of Terascala

Terascala appears to have been disassembled, with much of the team going to Cray. Terascala started out selling internally developed storage appliances for Lustre. They developed deployment, monitoring, and management tools. Their UI was reasonably good. Then they struck up a deal with Dell and a few others. In doing so, they largely stopped their … Read moreM&A or more correctly, acqui-hire: Cray bags much of Terascala

Imitation and repetition is a sincere form of flattery

A few years ago, we demonstrated some truly awesome capability in single racks and on single machines. We had one of our units (now at a customer site), specifically the unit that set all those STAC M3 records, showing this: and a rack of our units (now providing high performance cloud service at a customer … Read moreImitation and repetition is a sincere form of flattery