* Posts by Jan

38 posts • joined 25 Jun 2008

IBM supers shun nukes for biz analytics

Jan

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.

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US Forces 'black' budget = 2nd biggest military on Earth

Jan

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 [1] they got the A-12, which was armed with AA[2] 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...

[1] 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?"

[2] iirc the genie, nuclear AA.

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Disk platter sizes vary with drive speeds

Jan
Dead Vulture

In other news...

In other news: The sun rose today.

tombstone... It really should not have been neccessary to explain this in first place.

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Pioneer BDR-203BK

Jan
Thumb Down

No DVD-RAM?

No support for DVD-RAM? Fine, saves me 200 quid for a drive a don´t have to buy...

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Meet Phorm's PR genius

Jan
Go

title

<MrBurns>

Excellent! *rubs his hands*

</MrBurns>

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IBM juices dividend (yet again)

Jan

...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.

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Wacom Intuos4 L

Jan
Happy

wantwantwantwantwantwantwantwant

´nuff said.

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Symmetrix and the death of monolithic arrays

Jan

looks like a DS8X00 on steroids...

´bout time someone copied IBM.

I mean, it´s not like the DS8k is exeptionally fast anyway [1]... But this whole Symmetrix thingie looks like a combination of a DS8k and a SVC.

[1] otoh, its also not exceptionally expensive, and I´d choose a good midrange array in my datacenter anytime above an enterprise arry in catalogue.

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NASA rover resurrected twice over Easter weekend

Jan
Go

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.

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AMD ATI Radeon HD 4890

Jan
Joke

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?

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ISS crew flees flying space junk

Jan

...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.

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IBM not worried about Cisco blades

Jan

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?

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NetApp dumps Filerview for new model

Jan
Happy

Windows only?

Does this mean people using real computers will never be able to enjoy netapp products?

See me shed a tear.

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Sun powers Niagara hypervisor update with IBM speed boast

Jan

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.

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HP iron still haunted by ghost of Compaq

Jan
Flame

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!

*eg*

Flames, of course.

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Siemens ditches consultants

Jan
Joke

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?"

Cu

Jan

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IBM's winter storage blast

Jan

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.

Just wondering.

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US airforce to get ground refuelling robot

Jan

Well, someone has to...

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scnr

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Wrong kind of winter brings England to a halt

Jan
Go

Ahhhh, snow...

perfect hunting ground for the Subaru faction...

Go, defenitly GO!

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American Stereotype™ walks Google's mean Street View

Jan

YeeeeHaawww

...´nuff said

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Vladimir Putin bitchslaps Dell-boy

Jan

Putin scares me...

...really, I don´t think there is anyone more dangerous on this planet right now.

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Asus ENGTX285 TOP overclocked graphics card

Jan
Flame

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.

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Sun goes eco-friendly with data center compression

Jan

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...

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HP and Microsoft trumpet blade marriage

Jan

It is

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.

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Aussie air zealot savages prêt-à-porter stealth fighter

Jan

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.

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Attack of the quarter-ton, 'fridge-sized' killer jellyfish

Jan
Coat

From the depths of r´ylee

they arise... slimethulu!

or something.

mines the one with the oozing pockets...

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Nuke-nobbler raygun 747 in first full-power blast

Jan
Boffin

decoy

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).

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Jan
Coat

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

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MoD kit chief: Blighty unsure of supersonic stealth jumpjet

Jan

F35B?

You will get your very own F104G, mark my words.

Lets hope this time not too many pilots die.

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HP HDX16-1000 16in multimedia laptop

Jan
Coat

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

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US spec-ops get robot whispercopter kill fleet this month

Jan
Black Helicopters

Forester?

Ain´t that a Subaru?

Black helicopter - what else?

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HP animates sleeping ProLiant power cap

Jan
Coat

# 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

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Black widows: Coming soon to a kitchen sink near you

Jan
Coat

There is only one black Widow...

... and her name is Natasha Kerensky of Clan Wolf.

mine is the Elemental Armor, thank you.

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ATK shows off 'palletised, plug-in' robot cannon system

Jan
Coat

...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

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HP jilts Intel SSDs

Jan
Go

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!

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Big Blue bucks the downturn

Jan

If IBM was a nation...

...this would place them at place 55 (of 180) in the world (as per GDP).

impressive.

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Toshiba readies 400GB monster laptop HDD

Jan

Pity it actually fits common notebooks...

...unlike those 12,5mm 500GB drives...

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Facebook takes a break

Jan
Stop

So tell me...

...is this good or bad news?

stop, for obvious reason.

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