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Netlist, a publicly traded company based in Irvine, California that was founded in 2000 and that you have probably never heard of, will probably make a big splash at the SC09 supercomputing trade show next week. Netlist, which makes memory modules on an OEM basis for various companies, said Wednesday that in December it will …

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Wasn't someone of the major players looking into this stuff?

I thought I saw something about either Hynix or Micron looking into similar tech a year back. Wonder what happened to that one...

As far as Cisco's pitch - well, if people employed competent software developers and sysadmins which wrote and deployed software so it could _SHARE_ boxes than there would have been no need for their kit.

It is a matter of choice - employ competent people or pay for an idiot which allocates 4G to a VM regardless does it need it or not...

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Second thoughts...

On a second thought, reading what these guys have done gives me the distinct impression that the original DDR2/3 spec sucks bricks sidewise through a thin straw. A spec which "if followed" costs twice as much as if "worked around" - that is a classic case of something wrong. It almost feels like something drafted by the ITU or the 3GPP. That level of "wrongness..."

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oh sure

it makes sense to rewrite nasty old code into something more maintainable, but maybe they company doesn't have any coders left, or maybe they'd rather just suffer with a known evil.

Personally, virt servers are cool for a number of things when absolute performance isn't a big factor.

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history repeating ?

dos=high anyone.

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any one remember mainframes?

If they're trying to re-create a mainframe on a board, I think they're just about there.

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