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If you believe that putting sensors on all manner of infrastructure systems, gathering telemetry on them in real time, and automating how they perform to the nth degree will all make the world a better place, you're well suited to a job at IBM selling its vision of a Smarter Planet - and some Power7 servers. The top brass of Big …

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Hey, Rod, my friend ... gotta question!

""This is not a chip announcement, it is a systems announcement," said Rod Adkins, senior vice president and general manager of STG."

Isn't that a reductio ad absurdum of "The computer is the network"?

Just askin' ... 'cause the macro version didn't seem to work for Sun ;-)

Micro-management works well for silicon, children, students, and dogs & horses, but not for adult people or cats ... and doubly not for analog systems that adult people and cats actually use on a day-to-day basis.

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Reminds

me of when IBM declared they had successfully simulated a brain of a Cat half a year ago, and brain researchers explained that IBM had not done that, and accussed IBM of cheating and marketing ploy.

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Jup

Lies, Damn Lies and Marketing :)=

// Jesper

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Commodity vs systems?

Do people want big iron or do they want commodity hardware which acts like big iron but is cheaper, and more flexible?

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You get what you pay for.

You get what you pay for.

And no commodity hardware does not act like big iron, and it is not flexible, at least not in the right dimensions.

// Jesper

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