I dont know the exact loss rate of lines running from Indiana to Virginia, but I would bet if thats where the power was really going you would be losing over 50%...the real answer is its fed into the grid, and they are offset for what the farm they own generates.
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Considering I know tons of people that would just be happy to get 100Mb I am wondering why they are pushing 1Gb so hard.... work on getting all your networks up to at least a minimum speed of say 50Mb before shooting for the sky. I am not sure how far comcast is in that goal since I was a TW customer by force but considering the amount of time I couldnt hit 10Mb while paying for 30, I wouldn't imagine the Comcast is much better.
I hate predictions
Tell me how tape is dead, and SANs will disappear. There will always be use cases for SAN just like TAPE and any other technology thats been declared dead multiple times. Like someone mentioned above if I need TBs/PBs of storage why would I want to add more cpu/ram etc just to get it. Sure in some scenarios server san will pick up but in many places it will probably be barely used at all.
Until someone invents jam proof technology, and ai that makes better decisions than people all front line aircraft will be manned. Drones only are safe when the airspace is relatively safe or uncontested and you can afford the latency of transmitting signals back and forth to an operating location. I think the next "revolution" will be drones controlled by other front line manned aircraft. Say one or two manned b3s managing 5-10 others flying in front of them. Gets rid of the latency and probably makes jamming tougher if they could use some sort of combo AI/manned control method.
well I know your being sarcastic but thats exactly why they are in the arizona desert because they dont rust nearly as fast so they can use them for parts or use them in case of an emergency large war.
Re: More pork for the taking
In many ways an unfair comparison when you consider the total amount of airframes being built. Lockheed has already delivered over 150 F-35s and the number over its life could go well over 2000 vs the 100ish B-3s
Re: "...packed with the latest technology..."
They have a lot more standards than people realize. They commonly have civilian equipment buses that are very similar to airline comm buses called ARINC-429, and many military airplanes even use many of the same radios etc between planes. Aircraft are most definitely moving to a more open standard even between models because believe it or not these companies do understand how cost conscious the government is getting with these designs, sadly much of the cost craziness these programs incur is government created IE the 3 models of F-35, or cutting B-2 production to 21 airframes, or cutting the F-22 to 140 airframes vs the 700+ original order. R&D especially for advanced aircraft is expensive, supposedly much of the LRS-B tech is already created and there are rumors in the industry that both Boeing and Northrop flew demonstrators during the competition and personally I wouldnt be surprised if thats true as most of the tech needed this time around already exists or is very far in development.
20 Years Air Force F-16, C-130, C-5, and C-17 avionics technician.
Re: VW's fines and costs...
Natural gas container ships.
Re: Young stupid kids with a company issued credit card.
Actually no everyone gets a card if you travel. I agree its stupid, but its to cover hotel rooms and food when traveling. I always felt it should be handled by higher ranking people etc but the logistics of it would be a nightmare. I for example went to Japan for a month my card didnt even have enough of a limit to cover my hotel room (on base) for the whole time we were there. So I bought my food personally which your not supposed to have to do, but whatever I had the money. The whole purpose though is so guys making a whopping 1200 a month do not spend all their money and more on hotels etc when traveling for the military same idea as any company you work for when you are traveling for them.
OK these articles are always misleading...first the government didnt pay for strippers and gambling most likely unless the soldiers commited fraud. Every soldier is required to get a government credit card to cover travel expenses. There are STRICT limits on what you can charge back to the government. Anything they do not cover you are responsible for personally. They tell you over and over not to put anything that cant be charged back onto your card if possible.
Now that said a bunch of 20 somethings in vegas probably dont listen when drunk and horned up. I never did any such thing but I knew others who did. In fact I know one guy who got kicked out for using his gov card to buy his engagement ring for his fiance...the government did not pay for that ring but it was a violation of the acceptable use of the card there is a clear distinction in that he violated the rules but the government did not pay for the item purchased and he was still responsible personally for paying it.
Re: Jets - pah, that's for softies
I hear you. I worked on C-130s and I have taken tons of international flights on commercial planes.... Ill take the commercial plane any day. Loud, either ice cold or burning hot and your best hope is a litter to lay on along the way either that or its jump seats.
I flew to Japan from the US east coast and back on a c-130. WV>edmonton>anchorage>sheyma (middle of bearing strait)>japan. I wanted to kill myself and thank god for benadryl or I probably would have. Then on the way back japan>marshall islands> hawaii> vegas>wv... the way back was much more tolerable :).
I have taken many to the middle east too..bad but not too bad.
I know WD talked about them a few years ago...I hadn't heard anything since just assuming they gave up because the reality is even 20K can't keep up with flash. I would love to see some data/benchmarks on these thing...but alas I see none.
Re: Allow me to clarify...
Ill respond to a few of Dimitris comments... under what circumstances did the EF win?? We tested the first models out it was the slowest of any of the all flash arrays we tried in most of our tests(not that it was really slow). Now the new ones may be better, but in every test we threw at it it was usually close to the bottom other than some of the sequential tests where IBM lost out at the time due to only having 4 FC ports (new IBM ones have 8 I believe)
I like the E-Series I really do we have at over 10 of them all running 2TB drives, but we didnt buy them for flash arrays. Too expensive, support costs were too high and they were fast but others were faster, cheaper, and easier to setup and maintain(not that the e series are bad either compared to others).
FAS we got rid of all those too for pretty much the same reasons found faster cheaper systems.
Until I have broadband capable of delivering 4K content without it buffering 20x during a show forget it. I cant even get 1080p content to do that but maybe 20% of the time.... :( american internet is sad for so many.
The rules for SPC-1 actually prevent many of them from even trying. For example If I remember right you cant use deduplication or compression for some units such as pure you can't turn it off.
Re: Nice and slow!
Unless you don't need 7M iops then buy the system that meets your needs. We hit up to about 200,000 iops out of our storage and we only every actually need or hit that when we purposefully run benchmarks. 95% of the rest of the time its abysmally underutilized but its dead simple to use and meets our needs serve 400+ VMs mostly under 1ms latency and even if we had 1M iops we would pretty much never hit it. Yes I know some places can and do need insane performance, but that isn't say 95%+ of work loads.
Re: Desperate Move
which means vmware or someone else will probably buy them soon.
Have you tried?
Come 'on I cant be the first who thought of this???
I dont get it
I don't get why the iphones are so awesome to their users and I prefer my android s4 over her iphone 4 but I dont care because I own stock in apple and I will happily take my small chunk of your money :)
Re: VMware is probably screwed
I dunno we run almost all of ours on blades, we have 256GB in our semi-new blades and in the blades we are looking at for tech refresh I think they hold 768. Usually we run out of memory before anything else in our blade farm... but then gain for us 2x10Gb NICs are fine. I can see where some places having 2 or 4 may not be enough but here it is.
I usually buy something in spite of where it is on Gartner's stuff, not because of it. Our needs and our requirements dictate our purchases.
Re: Thanks El Reg
mine wasnt listed as being out on that map though.... and it was.
Reasons why you dont see some of these vendors on SPECFS
Vendors who use compression as part of their system which cannot be turned of violate SPECFS rules if I remember right which is why you wont see many of them on there.
I have never used supermicro servers but if its running on port 49152 that their firewalls arent blocking it or there is no firewall at all or am I missing something? Either way if its those too yeah sackings were already required.
I get 3Mb on TWC a lot of the time
Too bad I pay for 20.....
Is this right?
"Over 70 per cent of VMAX and VNX2 systems shipped with some flash capacity EMC sold more than 17 terabytes of flash in Q1 alone"
I bought 17TB of flash in Q1 (from a different vendor) thats really all they sold that almost has to be a mistake.
Re: Partly stating the obvious - SANs are I/O bound
I get over 5GB/s max with an average of about 1ms latency on reads right now from an all flash array. Writes are a bit slower with an average of about 5ms ..... I can live with that considering its only going to get better over time.
Why replace what works?
I have an older Toshiba 52inch DLP 1080i TV its about 9 years old. I may just now have to replace it after it is making an audible electric arcing sound. I managed to keep it alive an extra two years by just swapping in some 50 cent resistors when it fried. If I am lucky maybe I can resurrect it again with some more cheap parts and if I can it will stay as long as I can keep it running.
I could be wrong but I am pretty sure some of those systems above it are quite a bit cheaper as well.
Re: Can be the most intense game ever.
I remember when my corp decided to leave our wormhole, Real life got in the way and we were not active enough to stay and make it work so we evacuated our POS, it was a several day effort for 3 or 4 of us scanning for low or high sec wormhole exits all while trying not to get in a fight and blown up. We did have some hairy moments trying to get the POS out but it was also exciting. We did manage to get everything out from months of being in there with minimal loss but when we finally took down the tower and had to hide out to get it out it was down right frightening.
Re: False sense of achievement maxed out...
Thats what I remember of EVE as well I wish I still played it but real life has kept me from it. I used to love the late night wormhole fights or doing incursions sadly none of the guys I used to play with still do it but I would love to get back to it eventually and start to build back up a small corp.
Long from dead
May I remind el reg of this monster
Re: Nothing short of amazing
True, but you must consider Amazon too is now considered a VLC with over 100K employees granted much of them in sales fulfillment etc but quite large as well.
Re: Is this the future?
Tape is not on the way out either. I can still store TB after TB on tape that I dont have disk for. LTO 8 is planned for 12.8 TB a tape uncompressed. 2.5x compressed. Also remember many people cannot nor will not save their data in someone elses DC which could one day randomly shutdown.
People have been calling tape dead for 10 years and it just keeps goin.
Re: Squid to the rescue?
Sure you can. We adjust ours to cache things of up to 1GB since often we download the same updates etc many many times. Its nice when you look at your reports and see you had like 50GB of traffic in a day and only like 30-40% was not from cache.
Also you can use squid with one nic long as it can handle the traffic no need to have two or more if you dont need it.
Re: interesting, but ...
Infiniband already has extremely low latency so it will still be much better than fiber channel. Course we are expanding our fiber channel kit not reducing it here. Talked about doing infiniband just never given time to really look into it.
They forgot to mention the reason the water was purer in beer in the middle ages was the BOILING of it.
"A pox on both your houses."
Its the fault of all the retards in government. You have two sides unwilling to negotiate on anything. One side claims they are negotiating by demanding they get only what they want.... and the other the exact same thing. Its all their faults and anyone who refuses to see it is just a blind partisan unwilling to look deeper than the news headline on their favorite news channel.
Re: claim != evidence
Re: claim != evidence
Considering they are used by the DOD and other 3 letter agencies I would count that it is as its a requirement in many instances.
Pure claims to do 256 AES and heavy de-dupe so you appear to be wrong.
Sweet I have been looking to get my company to get a multiple GB/s internet pipe to match our storage transfer rates vs our 45Mb internet connection now. The "cloud" is not some magical all fixing thing. Just like most technology it has its place in the world but does not solve every problem.
Until your on a plane or in a place with no internet service the cloud is great!!
Re: cheaper than a PC?
That was the only thing I was thinking, why not build an ok pc and put 32 linux vms on it same concept still pretty cheap if you only went with like 128MB per vm you still only need 4GB of Ram sure disk i/o would be an issue but as he said its not fast on the pi cluster either. Neat idea and all but i guess the cost conciousness in me says use a spare pc with ESXi or KVM and do the same thing without spending anything most likely.
Re: Fix these silly benchmarks
yep straight from Avere. Took 32 nodes. What does that cost?
"Results were achieved during testing of a 32-node cluster of Avere FXT 3800 appliances using the SPECsfs2008 NFS benchmark, which showed the system achieved a record-setting combination of 1,592,334 ops/sec throughput and minimal latency of 1.24ms overall response time (ORT)."
Fix these silly benchmarks
Most of these are in no way directly comparable. They need to at a minimum list the number of nodes and MSRP as it took to achieve the results. I mean an Isilion S200 needs 56 nodes to beat an oracle 7420 with 2 nodes. I cant imagine their costs are even comparable. They need to always list the nodes, MSRP, and like a dollar/IOPS number to make these things have any meaning at all.
Re: The biggest problem we had...
I agree 2.6PB is a lot to keep up with but if you compare their controllers to other vendors they put pretty extreme horsepower in theirs. Sure I am not sure if I would trust it either at that level but we are using the 7420s with 4x 8 core cpus (10 cores are available) and 512GB of Ram per controller as well as another 1TB of flash cache per controller. You can go up to 1TB of RAM in each head with the 10 core systems. I cant think of any other storage controller I have looked at recently thats even close.
I dont know who wrote this article. We use our ZFSSA's for FC but it supports NFS, CIFS, and iSCSI just fine as you said as well as infiniband. For the price we tested several other storage vendors and in ease of use and performance it beat or was on par with everything including the VNX line and was cheaper. Not to mention if your using it with Oracle DB and ASM you can get Hybrid Columnar Compression which is only available on the exadata or Oracle DB with a ZFSSA.
Re: battery cooling
I cant speak to this particular battery but in many aircraft its just a small cooling duct that enters the back of the part from the air conditioning system. They are not always very big. That being said though AC doesnt generally run on the ground and it may just be a small ducted cooling fan which doesnt help a ton if the area is already 35C+
Well I will add a caveat to your comment. Commercial airliners are mostly yoke though the C-17 made by Boeing is a stick but yes its still between their legs.