## The difference between an architecture and a product

This will be a short comment on something I have noticed with engineering led startups. The hardware oriented ones tend to have really neat architectures. Everything is technically beautiful. One problem though. They are not products. A product is finished. It has all the features one might expect out of a product. Yeah, this is … Read more The difference between an architecture and a product

## Broken makefiles

I remain consistently amused by the makefiles we see. Some of them are broken beyond repair. If I told you where I found them, and the profile of the projects that they were in, you would have a hard time stopping laughing. No, I am not talking about the auto-generated monstrosities from the GNU auto-tools. … Read more Broken makefiles

## Setup day batch 1

The first batch of setup day photos are up from SC’05. I am on the show floor looking about, talking with people thanks to the Cluster Monkies, and Linux Magazine. Looks to be an interesting show. Please be gentle on my picture taking skills, I am still getting used to this camera. Yes, I did … Read more Setup day batch 1

## Conference: T -2 days and counting

I am here at the Sun HPCC meeting, as they had asked us for a talk on Opteron performance on single and dual core processors for life and chemical science applications. At this talk we gave a peek at our recent HMMer and NCBI BLAST performance among other things. For HMMer, we believe we currently … Read more Conference: T -2 days and counting

## Blogging SC05

Please look for us at SC05. I’ll be there with a camera and we have a nice site ready to display photos. Some changes from last year. Orion is not in ascendance. Ammasso is out of the game. The buzz is all around FPGAs (just wait until someone tries to port “hello world” .c to … Read more Blogging SC05

## Venture capital and high performance computing

Its a very big HPC world. According to IDC and others, its a $7B+/year world, growing at a nice healthy clip, 10-20% CAGR, again, depending upon which market research report you read. Seems like a hot market… right? Well … sort of. The largest growth (>15% CAGR) is in the 10-25k$US region (small computing engines), … Read more Venture capital and high performance computing