Article is here at Firstround capital. This goes to a point I’ve made many many times to customers going the cloud route exclusively rather than the internal infrastructure route or hybrid route. Basically it is that the economics simply don’t work. We’ve used a set of models based upon observed customer use cases, and demonstrated … Read moreExcellent article on mistakes made for infrastructure … cloud jail is about right
Short version. Day job sending some marketing out. URLs are pretty clear cut. Tested well. But some clients seem to have mis-parsed the url. Like with a trailing “)”. For some reason. That I don’t quite grok. I tried a few ways of fixing it. Yes, I know, because I fixed it, I baked it … Read moreThe joy of IE and URLs, or how to fix ridiculous parsing errors on the part of some "helpers"
Systemd has taken the linux world by storm. Replacing 20-ish year old init style processing for a more legitimate control plane, and replacing it with a centralized resource to handle this control. There are many things to like within it, such as the granularity of control. But there are any number of things that are … Read moreI don't agree with everything he wrote about systemd, but he isn't wrong on a fair amount of it
For a partner. They made a request for something we’ve not built in a while … it had been end of lifed. One of our old Pegasus units. A portable deskside supercomputer. In this case, a deskside franken-computer … built out of the spare parts from other units in our lab. It started out as … Read moreHows this for a nice deskside system … one of our Cadence boxen
This was the request that showed up on our doorstep. A room. Not a system. But a room. Visions of the Star Trek NG bridge came to mind. Then the old SGI power wall … 7 meters wide by 2 meters high, driven by an awesomely powerful Onyx system (now underpowered compared to a good … Read moreBuild me a big data analysis room
In this article on the venerable Next Platform site, Addison Snell makes a case against some of the presumed truths of cloud computing. One of the points he makes is specifically something we run into all the time with customers, and yet this particular untruth isn’t really being reported the way our customers look at … Read moreA good read on realities behind cloud computing
This is our conditioning pass to get the units to stable state for block allocations. We run a number of fill passes over the units. Each pass takes around 42 minutes for the denser units, 21 minutes for the less dense ones. After a few passes, we hit a nice equilibrium, and performance is more … Read moreRunning conditioning on 4x Forte #HPC #NVMe #storage units
In the last year, this has been what this blog has seen for visitors/viewers and page views. 188,654 (unique) visitors 2,572,665 page views I am … humbled …
Story is here, at the always excellent InsideHPC site. Scroll the linked page on Aquarius to see some of their tech and their partners … Congrats guys! Great job!
This is an update to Scalable Informatics “portable petabyte” offering. Basically, from 1 to 16PB of usable space, distributed and mirrored metadata, high performance (100Gb) network fabric, we’ve got a very dense, very fast system available now, at a very aggressive price point (starting configs around $0.20/GB). Batteries included … long on features, functionality, performance. … Read moreNew #HPC #storage configs for #bigdata , up to 16PB at 160GB/s