## When you see someone deploying a business model very similar to one you had developed on your own …

I learned today, of the HPE Greenlake flex system. It has a nice infographic which describes it. What struck me, was that this was a model very similar to something I had worked on in 2014-2015, that I had been trying to raise capital to execute against, at Scalable Informatics (RIP). The question the VCs … Read more When you see someone deploying a business model very similar to one you had developed on your own …

## Length and complexity of supply chain as a risk factor for HPC and storage

We’ve seen issues in the past, with massive flooding in Thailand, wreaking havoc on critical components in supply chains. The subsequent demonstration of the basic economics laws of supply and demand did not make users or vendors very happy. This arose due to a significant over-allocation of one small geographical region to a critical component … Read more Length and complexity of supply chain as a risk factor for HPC and storage

## Slightly more complexity than I had thought, or RTFM!

So I’m playing with Julia in my off time to get more proficient with it. Doing some “simple” things in preparation for the work I want to do. One of the things I like to play with are environments linear algebra capabilities. This was one of my favorite areas as an undergraduate (cringe) years ago, … Read more Slightly more complexity than I had thought, or RTFM!

## Nyble FTW! Installing my rambooted environment on linux laptop for rescue with grub

Ok, this came about from many hours … HOURS … of not being able to get rescue CD images to boot correctly on my laptop, or in VMs. Things were broken on them, that I could not fix. That’s when the thought occurred to me … hey … I’d developed this great project nyble (pronounced … Read more Nyble FTW! Installing my rambooted environment on linux laptop for rescue with grub

## displayport KVMs for sharing monitors and keyboards

I’ve got a pair of Samsung 28 inch 4k monitors that I use for my daily environment. I have 3 (actually 4) machines to share them between, 2(3) linux boxen and 1 Mac laptop. In my original design, pre-KVM switch, I had one monitor dedicated to the Mac, and one switched with the annoying little … Read more displayport KVMs for sharing monitors and keyboards

## Joining @cray_inc to help drive #HPC solutions in the #cloud

Quick post … I’m excited to note that I’ll be joining Cray, the preeminent HPC company, to help develop solutions for HPC customers to consume supercomputing resources in the cloud. I start the week of the 22-April. More soon, but I gotta say, I’m quite excited about this!

## Paint splatters as Perl programs?

So I saw this , and yes, it is quite funny. There’s a discussion of this at HackerNews, which seems to follow a number of conventional pathways. Most of them missing the obvious implied humor.

## Onward and upward in #HPC

A short note – today was my last day with Joyent. They are a wonderful company, building great things. Excellent technology, and technologists. I wish them nothing but success. For the immediate future, I’ll be working on consulting projects, as well as looking for the next great opportunity within high performance computing, storage, cloud. I’m … Read more Onward and upward in #HPC