Late Feb 2018 update

Again, many apologies over the low posting frequency. Several things that are nearing completion (hopefully soon) that I want finalized first. That said, the major news is that this site is now on a much improved server and network. I’ve switched from Comcast Business to WOW business. So far, much better speed, more consistent performance, … Read moreLate Feb 2018 update

Cool bug on upgrade (not)

WordPress is an interesting beast. Spent hours working through issues that I shouldn’t have needed to on an upgrade, as some functions were deprecated. In an interesting way. By removing them, and throwing an error. Which I found only through looking at a specific log. So out goes that plugin. And the site is back.


I’ve had numerous requests from friends and colleagues about whether I will be attending #SC17 this year. Sadly, this is not to be the case. $dayjob has me attending an onsite meeting that week in San Francisco, and the schedule was such that I could not attend the talks I was interested in. I’d love … Read more#SC17

Disk, SSD, NVMe preparation tools cleaned up and on GitHub

These are a collection of (MIT licensed) tools I’ve been working on for years to automate some of the major functionality one needs when setting up/using new machines with lots of disks/SSD/NVMe. The repo is here: . I will be adding some sas secure erase and formatting tools into this. These tools wrap other … Read moreDisk, SSD, NVMe preparation tools cleaned up and on GitHub

Working on benchmarking ML frameworks

Nice machine we have here … root@hermes:/data/tests# lspci | egrep -i ‘(AMD|NVidia)’ | grep VGA 3b:00.0 VGA compatible controller: NVIDIA Corporation GP100GL (rev a1) 88:00.0 VGA compatible controller: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD/ATI] Vega 10 XTX [Radeon Vega Frontier Edition] I want to see how tensorflow and many others run on each of the cards. … Read moreWorking on benchmarking ML frameworks

Oracle finally kills off Solaris and SPARC

This was making the rounds last week. Oracle seems to have a leak in its process, creating labels that trigger event notifications for people, for their packages. Solaris was decimated. More details at the links and at The Layoff. Honestly I had expected them to reach this point. I am guessing that they were contractually … Read moreOracle finally kills off Solaris and SPARC