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HP shareholders bay for blood in $19 BEELLION writedown aftermath

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Re: Symptomatic of a bigger problem

Quite right Meg Whitman should get back in the kitchen

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Re: Symptomatic of a bigger problem

@Homer1

The decline of the PC hardly justifies dumb aquisitions, does it?

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Intel takes on all Hadoop disties to rule big data munching

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Re: Linux for Big Data systems

@Eadon,

Do you have nothing better to do?

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Nokia: Ship's now stable, all we need is passengers

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Re: Nokia sell in a quarter now what they used to sell in 2 weeks

Elop has to rate as the worst CEO of tech in modern times.

No that would be several ex HP CEOs

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Violin Memory in SECRET $2bn FLOAT PLAN, whisper snitches

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Re: Oh no...

No IBM, bought TMS, very different solution indeed.

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$3500 will get 13.3in Mac tablet in your mitts

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Dumb, dumber and Apple buyers I guess?

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Million-plus IOPS: Kaminario smashes IBM in DRAM decimation

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Re: 1,219,973.91 IOPS

If its DRAM, it should be entirley repeatable. With flash you would would see different resulst each time you ran it, due to the write performance hit of flash.

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Re: You get what you pay for, and you DO pay!

YOur missing the point Alan. You calculate $/TB, which makes the DRAM stuff monstrously expensive. How many databases need 282TB of spinning disc?

If you find the right problem, e.g. speeding up Oracle, then its a lot cheaper than moving to Exadata.

BTW Kove claim 5.2Miilion IOPs, at 8useconds latency, and it only costs $180K/TB

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Surface slab WILL rub our PC-making pals the wrong way – Microsoft

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Re: barely profitable option for ARM

OK Richard, now it makes more sense. But as you know, ARM wins always, unless ATOM gets dramaically better at power managment

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Re: I don't see them costing that much

@Richard Plimston,

What has this go to do with ARM?

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Apple seeks whopping $2.525bn Samsung patent payout

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Facepalm

Dyson, invented a more efficient way of sucking up dirt, without using a bag, that was new, and so innovative. He also spotted that using a ball was better than a wheel for steering said vaccum cleaner. Again an innovation as no one had thought of it before. They didn't patent a plastic canister with stretchy hose and brush attachment, cos is was alreday out there!

Apple "did" in my opinion develop the scrolling sw, and they should get royalties for this and other novel features, but a rectangle with rounded edges, just smacks of americam pritectonism, as always! Cro Magnon man may have realised that smooth and round was better than pointy and sharp, to live with that is, rather than for sticking in a wild animal

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Re: "They did not invent."

You do in racing cars.

Your argument sounds like you have a few Apple products.

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Re: "They did not invent."

There is unfortunately a precedent for patenting a form factor!

Rodime pateneted the 3.5" disc format factor and still get royalties from: Seagate, WDC, et al to this day.

The "patent" world has gone mad, though by allowing a rectangle to be patentable.

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Re: bloody ridiculous...

There must be an inventive step. e.g. a car driven through the front wheels, like the mini, or a tablet computer that has finger scrolling software, but not a "RECTANGLE WITH ROUNDED EDGES". This is simple american protectionism!

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Ten... Sata 3 SSDs

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Re: shame no random write figures!

Actually th ebiggest problem woth SSDs is sequential writes, but for at least 5 or 10minutes (depending on the manufactuer), as you will see a dramatic drop in performance!

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@AC

So if you need lost of IOPs, your solution is to increase the capacity? Problem solved

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CPU and RAM hogs overstaying their welcome? Here's a fix

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Re: So let me get this right ...

No not even close!

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Solaris Zones

Similarities to Zones, but it's dynamic, so if a containers owner i snot using some of the resource another user can "borrow" that resource, so maximizing system utilization.

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Giant stick insect saved from extinction

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Re: Tree lobster...

I think you mean the Thylacine or "Tasmanian" wolf?

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Re: so....

No its humans landing ships on remote islands, (Lord Howe was an Admiral, just prior to Nelson), which had rats on them. Rats infest the isalnd and wipe out the indigenous species. Nothing at all to do with evolution.

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Met Office wants better supercomputer to predict EXTREME weather

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Re: 'Idle' computer power isn't so idle these days

@Martin Gregorie

Why and how has SETI got into this discussion?

Climate models use huge amounts of I/O period

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Re: Re: Re:new Computamabobs

"How does having some flour made on your roof help with supercomputing?"

Camberwik Green versus Trumpton, discuss!

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Re: Re: New Computamabobs...

Don't even think about buying a "serious" facility from Dell, it will be disastrous. Ask UCL, Imperial, Manchester etc etc etc. Actually asked the users, rather than the people who procured it!

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Re: New Computamabobs...

They don't buy clusters, (apart from small ones), because they like being an IBM, or Cray or CDC, or NEC customer and to therefore feel really important.

They are civil servants for heavens sake, what do you expect?

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HP's Whitman suggests Googorola may close Android

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Re: Re: Just whipping up a scare.

Wasn't the Nexus made by HTC Matt?

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Re: Re: Re: What garbage.

Chet,

Don't go down the same, quad core must be 4X better, as the x86 boys did 3 years ago. Unless you can:

a) schedule the jobs

b) prevent memory exhaustion

Muiti-core will makes thing significantly worse for users of smartphones.

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Brit pair deported from US for 'destroy America' tweet

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@Matt Bryant

I fear you are trying to defend the in-defensible Matt.

Twats everywhere, but jeez in the states there are some doozys!

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Quad-core Samsung Galaxy S III set for April launch

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Extra CPU are all very well, but

It's the limited memory that's the problem, not the number of CPUs. When memory get's low, due to lost of app's being open, is when the phone becomes unstable?

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Phages: The powerful new bio-ammo in superbug war

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Coat

They are living

I would say life is DNA replication rather than burning glucose

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Playboy model's complaints against HP chief Hurd laid bare by court

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@AC

And your evidence things were beyond her abilities is??

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@AC Hurd lover

Are you Hurd's mum?

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No winner in Android v iPhone 2011 marathon

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You are obviously not running a Windows OS on your PC then?

"As do all my PCs.. in fact if they didn't work.. as advertized... then I wouldn't have bought them in the first place."

You must be the one then?

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Isn't "Paradigm shift" banned

Stop using that phrase, people will assume you are a marketeer.

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Facebook shoves your face into creepy 'sponsored stories' in 2012

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The West is dead long live the East

Perhaps this frivolous shit, that my kids, wife, dog, (don'y have a dog), and lost of other ex-friends use minute by minute, is useful, but I just don't get it or care. Old farts rant over.

Methane warning

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Hmm Cartoon perv'?

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IDC: Google needs DEEP tablet price slash to crack Apple

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@dpGoose

Here XXin here. They must chuckle with one another near the coffee machine.

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Globe slowly warming, insists 'Hansen's Bulldog'

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@Steven Roper

Irony?

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David Whitehouse of the BBC?

Assuming its the same David Whitehouse, (BBC's science correspondence), who is saying he is sceptical then maybe it has all along been something other than CO2, (NO2, N2O4, CH4, H2O), etc

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Blighty promised £43m prang-predicting supercomputer

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@David Perry2

Its difficult to protect SLAs with EC2 as you never know what other applications are running at the same time. This is bad for any long running, multi-threaded code, such as Comp'Chem' and CFD (climate), codes.

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@Jake

Many Universities do a very bad job of this, very long overruns in delivery and usability. This is due to poor procurement, one group dominating the procurement, e.g. Physics, as well as rubbish project management by the main contractors, which is often, partly, caused by the University demanding xMillion cores by £8:50.

At least at Daresbury and RAL, they have some people with an idea of how to buy something at a fair price and make sure it works.

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Dell cooks up new HPC strategy

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HPC support and tuning

Who told the author that HP, IBM et al have HPC experts working for them. They don't. All of the Tier1s, (excluding Cray), are pretty poor at delivering HPC systems, because they laid off most of their people.

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Ultrabook prices to fall as manufacturers slash margins

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@AC

Common denominator is Intel. When Apple was a non-x86 vendor Intel wanted them, so they offer big discounts. Apple being pretty bright tie these prices in for several years. The Taiwanese were with Wintel, so pretty much had to accept whatever margins they could get, with Intel creaming off big margins.

It will be interesting to see what happens with Tegra3 based Android laptops from Acer, Asus and Lenovo??

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@Blank Reg

Can you tell me where please?

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Consumer interest in Windows 8 tablets slumps

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Windows tablets

I must say, if I had been asked what OS I would like on a tablet, (in January), I would have said Windows. Not that I don't hate Windows, but because I would need: Word, Excell, PPT etc. I have subsequently had access to an iPad, (errindoors') and it's a joy to use. Simple, intuitive etc. I also use LibreOffice which is pretty darn good versus Office.

If asked again, I would put Windows in 3rd place, behind Aple and Android tablets.

Maybe we are seeing the beginning of the end of the Windows empire?

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Will Intel slay or flee fearsome Snapdragon Win 8 tab?

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Elop and the kings new clothes

"From an ecosystem perspective, there are benefits and synergies that exist between Windows and Windows Phone. We see that opportunity. We'll certainly consider those opportunities going forward."

Does anybody that speaks decent english have a clue what he means??

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ARM rolls out new GPU, loses head

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Always thought him to be fair

I knew Tudor from the wooden hut days, always seemed a good, (and fair), egg from my recollection.

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Blogger freaks after airport lackey fondles checked-in vibrator

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FAIL

Didn't used to scan checked in luggage

The reason for a lack of terrorist attacks previously, is because its difficult to retrieve your bag from the cargo hold.

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HP boasts of 3PAR benchmark boost

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@AC

Kove, (appears to be), a persistent, (so not cache), block device that supports snapshots!

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@ IO-IO

Agree to much of what you said, but the STAC M3 is very much a multi-user benchmark, so I believe the 11Million IOPs are valid.

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11 Million IOPs

Not sue fo the similarities of the benchmark, but I recently saw a financial services benchmarking suite from STAC Research, which had a storage array from www.kove.com at 11.7Million IOPs.

Seems 3Par/HP might have along way to go yet?

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