38 posts • joined 25 Jun 2008
Removing whole floors of tie-wearing meatbags.
Removing whole floors of tie-wearing meatbags. And replacing them with some racks. Now that caught my eye.
The more I think about it, the more attractive this idea becomes.
SR-71 / A-12
Actually it was the other way round:
The SR-71 came first for the CIA, and when the Air Force guys found out  they got the A-12, which was armed with AA instead of cameras.
SR "Strategic Reconaissance"
A "Attack" - should have been an F. otoh the F-117 got an F when it was at least an A, if not a B...
 must have been something like: "Whats that sleek, black thingie which leaks on my apron and why can´t I get close to its hangar anymore?"
 iirc the genie, nuclear AA.
In other news...
In other news: The sun rose today.
tombstone... It really should not have been neccessary to explain this in first place.
No support for DVD-RAM? Fine, saves me 200 quid for a drive a don´t have to buy...
Excellent! *rubs his hands*
...unless IBM decides to take over a government somewhere.
"unless IBM decides to take over a government somewhere."
They certainly could. They had more Profit than Jamaica had GDP.
looks like a DS8X00 on steroids...
´bout time someone copied IBM.
I mean, it´s not like the DS8k is exeptionally fast anyway ... But this whole Symmetrix thingie looks like a combination of a DS8k and a SVC.
 otoh, its also not exceptionally expensive, and I´d choose a good midrange array in my datacenter anytime above an enterprise arry in catalogue.
Hehe... You just have to like those two tough little buggers.
Should we ever colonize Mars, make them a monument where they finally stopped. Otoh, wouldn´t surprise me if they´re still round by then. Durable like japanese dirtbikes, they are.
Of course you can tell the 4870 and the 4890 apart:
Of course you can tell the 4870 and the 4890 apart:
The 4870 is the one with the naked chick pictured on the heatsink.
Now, that was easy, wasn´t it?
...according to Fox News
> ..according to Fox News the ISS had 7 people on board!
Thats because the three aboard are about as smart as seven of their average viewers.
Don´t mention ze SUN...
...or the Bryant will come out.
more on topic: How much more memory than 128GB (IBM LS42, HP BL495c) will they fit onto a blade? How much more can you really use?
Does this mean people using real computers will never be able to enjoy netapp products?
See me shed a tear.
Why the picked the p570 is anyones guess...
...as the p570 scales waaay beyond a T5440 (like 3/4 TB ram, 64 cores and more than 100 PCI slots).
otoh, you cant pick on price against the more appropriate p550.
Oh well, let them flame each other for all that I care, its not like IBM was especially nice to SUN within the last years.
Nice kit, this Proliant stuff...
...if you are into entry level.
Should team up fine with Solaris, which is a kind of "pants-two-numbers-too-big-snowboarding-web-monkey-OS" on its own.
GNU for teh win!
Flames, of course.
Everytime I read "consultant"
Everytime I read the word consultant I have to think of that special Dilbert where Dogbert says "I like to con, I like to insult. That makes me a consultant, doesn´t it?"
Full drive encryption... why?
Why encrypt a DS8100T? I mean, this is an array so big and expensive no one unauthorized should be able to get close in first place. And its not exactly like nicking a drive (or rather - eight drives) is gonna be helpful.
Well, someone has to...
mobe, mobe, mobe, mobe, mobe, mobe, mobe, mobe, mobe, mobe, mobe, mobe, mobe, mobe, mobe, mobe, mobe, mobe, mobe, mobe, mobe, mobe, mobe, mobe, mobe, mobe, mobe, mobe, mobe, mobe, mobe, mobe, mobe, mobe, mobe, mobe, mobe, mobe, mobe, mobe, mobe, mobe, mobe, mobe, mobe, mobe, mobe, mobe, mobe, mobe, mobe, mobe, mobe, mobe, mobe, mobe, mobe, mobe, mobe, mobe, mobe, mobe, mobe, mobe, mobe, mobe, mobe, mobe, mobe, mobe, mobe, mobe, mobe, mobe, mobe, mobe, mobe, mobe, mobe, mobe, mobe, mobe, mobe, mobe, mobe, mobe, mobe, mobe, mobe, mobe, mobe, mobe, mobe, mobe, mobe, mobe, mobe, mobe,
perfect hunting ground for the Subaru faction...
Go, defenitly GO!
Putin scares me...
...really, I don´t think there is anyone more dangerous on this planet right now.
so the 4870 is still better?
If I get this right (from the graphs) a "single" 4870X2 for ~370quid will be consistently faster than a single 285 retailing for 350, but gets eaten by a dual 280 oder 285, which cost 600 to 700 quid, correct?
sooo.... wheres the big deal in a 285?
flames, since it is what I´ll earn for my post.
FIrst thing I noticed on the photo
First thing I noticed on the photo was the big p595 on the left. And thats not exactly a server manufactured by SUN.
Smart choice of a photo, really...
Yup, BladeCenter is IBM-speak. If fact I you will get enthusiastically corrected to BladeSystem when you call a c-Class a BladeCenter.
Apart from that the c-Class is a nice piece of kit and will also happily run XEN.
...still like my p590s better, though.
F117 loss over serbia
The 117 lost over serbia was shot down flying below the clouds on a full moon night. A black plane below a gray sky, buzzing low in a valley (to avoid SAM radar) and passing right over a 30mm AA.
But it was shot down on its RETUN leg in the same valley. Layer 8 failure.
From the depths of r´ylee
they arise... slimethulu!
mines the one with the oozing pockets...
Launching the nuke-tipped ICBMs within several dozen of missles of same size and flight characteristics should do the trick.
This will be rather expensive since the decoys will have to stay with the nukes until the MIRV deploy, so you actually need quite a few additional ICBM minus their warheads.
otoh, when you bother hurling several hundred Nukes at your opponent, you might as well field your own airborne lasers which start picking off the other guys ABL. And while the ABL are busy killing each other the ICBM proceed.
Enter scene: second strike capability. Welcome back, cold war.
But for the occassional "rouge state" (that would be India and China, or did the Pakistani finally field a _working_ long-range-missle?) decoy missles should do.
googles, and always remember: duck and cover (when you see a nuke flash on the horizon).
Now they only have to find a plane...
...since Boeing is going to stop (or has already stopped) building any more 747-400F. Maybe they can put their fancy laser in a run down cargo wh*re from UPS... almost new, only 1.2 million hours on the airframe...
...the one with the McKenna-class patches
You will get your very own F104G, mark my words.
Lets hope this time not too many pilots die.
Well worth the grand...
...since SWMBO will actually let you have it in first place, unlike most other "oh, you bought *another* computer" notebooks around. A mere two hundred pounds is a moderate surcharge for this.
One might even be allowed to place it on the living room table...
...the black one, please
Ain´t that a Subaru?
Black helicopter - what else?
# of PSU and license price
As I got it the c7000 actually has 12 PSU in 6 modules. This would fit to my experience with the c3000, which can accomodate half as many blades and has six 1200W PSU.
Concerning the license price: usually you would buy a license package called ICE which also includes (copypaste)
* HP Systems Insight Manager (HP SIM) with the HP BladeSystem Integrated Manager (BSIM).
* HP iLO 2 Select Pack licenses
* HP ProLiant Essentials Rapid Deployment Pack (RDP)
* HP ProLiant Essentials Insight Power Management Pack (IPM)
* HP ProLiant Essentials Virtual Machine Management Pack (VMM)
* HP ProLiant Essentials Performance Management Pack (PMP)
* HP ProLiant Essentials Vulnerability and Patch Management Pack (VPM)
which come at a HUGE discount. IIRC we paid about 1400Euro more for a c3000 with 8 ICE licenses than for one without. Considering a single ilo2license comes a 170Euro, this was quite a deal ;)
The black one, please
There is only one black Widow...
... and her name is Natasha Kerensky of Clan Wolf.
mine is the Elemental Armor, thank you.
...could use a couple of those...
...would keep my hands free from fending of those pesky users while fixing an outage.
Wonder if they still fit our departments budget...
mines the one with the IFF-transponder
495 vs 685
Full ACK, the 495s are half height. The two (instead of three) mezzazines gave it away - and the Photo on the HP website: http://h18004.www1.hp.com/products/servers/proliant-bl/c-class/495c-g5/index.html
very neat little thing, indeed.
Go, definitly GO!
If IBM was a nation...
...this would place them at place 55 (of 180) in the world (as per GDP).
Pity it actually fits common notebooks...
...unlike those 12,5mm 500GB drives...
So tell me...
...is this good or bad news?
stop, for obvious reason.