105 posts • joined Wednesday 11th April 2007 00:22 GMT
Re: Journalistic niceties
I'll use this comment as a jumping off point for a note on Ted's stories.
Lots of you are griping about his language. I'm rejecting almost all of those comments. Save yourself some time and write something constructive. It might get published.
Please don't torture yourself by reading the stories if "bad" language offends you. Otherwise, just relax and enjoy the ride.
Re: ServerPrime guys?
I'm under NDA with ServerPrime, so not able to comment. We usually try to avoid NDAs, but I wanted the inside scoop on this thing. You'll be hearing from them soonish. That's all I can reveal.
Re: @ Sorry for being stupid but...
Oddly, this horrific struggle has escaped documentation on the internet.
It took place during the Barramandi Famine of 1912. One need only find a Tasmanian schoolchild and mention 1912 to get the full story.
Someone should set up a Wikipedia page on this.
Re: On show or being talked about?
I thought the real question was will Dave Ditzel wear his "I tried to kill Intel and all I got was this lousy t-shirt" shirt.
Re: Sun Not First
Power4 was dual-core and arrived at about the same time Afara was working on eight-core chips.
I certainly consider Sun the leader in the multi-core era, as it was the first mainstream vendor with a very, very aggressive design thanks to Afara.
If you want to count dual-cores as multi-core, so be it.
Re: immense challenges
So, you've got the new 128-way desktop from Dell too then? Or did you go with Apple's iFrame?
Re: Does crow taste good?
Ah, well, indeed I did. To Fastscale's credit, they recognized my brilliance and influence and apologized profusely for the odd NDA tradeshow policy. Any start-up that figures out how important I am, moves from Fail to Maybe.
Re: Code sample got all bashed together
Aye, that was my fault. Should be better now, you whiney bitches.
Re: "computing" is a "doing" word David
I knew this was coming and, as editor of the story, will address now to stop a flurry of comments.
As I see it, computing is often used as a noun as well. High performance computing being on example. Business computing being another.
Perhaps I have gone too far, but am sticking with it for the time being.
Re: A Great Upgrade to Sun's M-Series
Well, well. I'm glad to see a Sun executive taking time to comment on our story even if they're refusing to speak with us in an official capacity.
I have a clock speed but could not second source it, so wasn't comfortable reporting it. What I'm seeing is equal to the current clock on Niagara chips, so all the performance boosts are coming from threads and cores.
Re: I wondered why downloads from opensuse.org were so slow---
I believe it officially goes on the download page tomorrow.
Yeah, that's exactly what I asked Seybold, regarding the local storage and apparently missing iTunes for Linux. I dunno. He had some weird smile when he answered the question. The only thing I can guess is some cloud like thing where you're storing the songs somewhere else, but I can't imagine why Apple would agree to that or why anyone would want it.
re: re: "Mac OS X-addled machine."
I was really speaking more from CherryPal's perspective and the relative bloat that is either Vista or Mac OS X when compared to an embedded OS.
Still like my Macs, while disdaining Apple PR>
Re: "Mac OS X-addled machine."
Remind me which bias that is, mate.
Re: Errrr Ummm
That is the same RB, as far as I know.
It seems pretty in keeping with The Register's style to allow for difference of opinion on something between our reporters. (RB is only an occasional contributor.)
That said, the barbs in the comment section don't strike me as the most productive or civil way to go about things.
Mmm, they're both old SGI compounds. Like we say in the story, SGI bought up a ton of properties in that area off Shoreline.
Re: Deja vu
Er, please be aware that the Moderatrix does not moderate <i>all</i> comments. Your smooch has landed on a sweaty Texan man with a belly quickly distending toward middle age.
Re: Geeze Ashlee
You've lost me. I thought I was making fun of you.
It's true. Steve clubbed me like a baby seal. How his brutality relates to my cruel coverage of PA Semi's military deals is beyond me.
Re: 13W 2 x 2GHz 64bit PPC = not hot and noisy
Well, yes, you're right about Mercury. I've written about them a fair bit, but they certainly do sell servers, which was the relevant bit for this story. Back to my booze.
Re: Ashlee - do your homework please
Do my homework? How dare you!
I drank my way out of college specifically to avoid that.
But even with my booze addled brain, I can see that this is not IBM ordering some SKU from Taiwan's finest. Living, breathing engineers were involved here. I've talked to them.
If you look at the case, you can see that they save on fans and power units at the very least. It's also half the size of anything Dell can offer, which, as mentioned, affords some unique data center rearrangement.
Dell's Cloud program does have the variety of motherboards and liquid cooling available, but I think you're kidding yourself if you think that equals this box.
Back to the Jack. Burp.
Re: google aren't maintaining their monopoly by any illegal means I can see
Mmm, Google does hire evangelists. Jeremy Allison, of Samba fame, was hired as a "Linux evangelist" for example.
There is quite a bit of bias in Google's results. Ever noticed how Wikipedia crawls to the top on so many searches? PageRank is bias.
Regrettably, clipping is real tough to fix in post production - at least with my skills.
The big problem was a software crash with the main copy, which made me use the back-up that's connected to the mixer. Sadly, I obviously had the levels set too high on the back-up machine.
Am rather inexperienced with this audio stuff, so if anyone has suggestions on fixing clipping in post, please send them along.
My sincere apologies on this one.
Re: Wholly In Defense of Holly...
Holly fixed now. Sorry, lads.
Re: "four front" ???
Just to avoid a mess of confusion, the horrible pun I was aiming for revolves around their FOUR management products. I apologize but am declining to change the headline because I can't think of anything better.
I'm going to hit all three of these comments in one go.
Anonymous - please relax. Two of the people make open source software. I use it - a lot - and have an Ubuntu laptop, as we've discussed in the past. Think you should hit a valium before something serious happens.
Joke boy - no idea what you're talking about.
Pie person - I'm a fella and can cook, but that's Matt's pie recipe. I believe he's a man.
Re: "Ragging" on Mike?
I wasn't really ragging on him, just adding some often overlooked history. Of course, he still took a big risk and made it work. It's just that not all people are afforded that luxury.
Re: The internet is not the web!
Please pay more attention to the bouncing ball.
Re: Missed the point
I realize this is what Lessig claims but have a look at his blog these days. He's obsessed with politics and now firmly part of a much less interesting clan. I'm with Don. This man is more concerned about being a religious leader than change.
Re: Intel's missing the point again
Not quite, mate. Quickpath is heading to Xeon right after Tukwila.
Re: Giving it away?
Mmmm, their profits actually increased since they've been giving away Player. Their rate of revenue growth is now predicted to slow, which is certainly a factor of the company's size. I think the bigger deal is how quickly VMware will move from around 90 percent growth to 50ish percent. Few people expected such a drop so quickly.
That's an innocuous post? I'd have thought a $18bn company changing its entire business model rather noccuous.
The point is that Brian doesn't say Sun will move the shared network.com service it offers today. In fact, he says, in as far as he says anything, rather the opposite - that Sun will have no systems left to offer such a service. He never explains where internal Sun IT ends and outward facing Sun begins with this plan.
Since he's talking about his company's entire business changing, you'd think one or two details might help. Awful lot of coverage on his first post for it to be called innocuous.