35 posts • joined 12 Jun 2009
It might seem odd, but it not that expensive. Provided you really need -or could use- the performance given. Actually...
I think I have a phone call to make.
....hei-di-hei-do-.haAAAAARRRRRRR *guitar riff*
Acccept - Fast as a shark.
Oh, I don´t have any clamores lying around here, but I was absolutely sure it read other on the "interesting" side (Though all sides of the claymore are, to some extent, "interesting").
But I´ll take your word if you checked.
Actually, it says
"THIS SIDE FACE TO ENEMY" on the Claymore.
Its not about being a laggard, its about plugins.
As long as an essential plugin (to use FF in my office without the network guys detecting me and forcing me back to IE6) is not supported in 3.5, I can´t move on to 3.5.
And FF3.0.11 instead of IE6 is "an offer you can´t refuse". At least not if you expect to get any bloody work done.
* Don´t * fucking * compare * anything * to * a * fucking * single * chip * p570. Its a goddamn eight socket server built for 3/4 TB ram, not one of your stupid entry-level toys.
If you want one socket buy a p510.
and for benchmarks:
Yes, of course a T5440 is faster than three p570s, thats why SUN dominates the HPC sector by taking the first ten places in the Top500 year by year. Oh, wait...
Which single failure takes a p595 offline?
Whoa, loads of AC flogging the dead remains of SUN to bash IBM.
You know its a weird day when you have one -ever so tiny- sympathy for Matt B.
anyway: Could the AC from 1652 (4th post) please tell which single failure is able to take down a p595? Or a 570, for that matter? I´d be greatly interested.
Usually, now would be the time to welcome,
very much welcome our new masters. But seriously, if its a vegetarian, it CAN´T be my master.
Also, I do have slight troubles imaginating a vile killerrobot wearing sandals and requesting a rucola-souflé and an unript spelt grain/tofu burger.
Nope, not gonna happen.
...your foster parents were all well until your stepmother got a fit when I devoured the houseplants...
Actually, IBM revenue is twice as large as the GNP of Luxembourg, so better strike the "small". They are larger than most of Africa combined (well, at least if you leave out S.Africa and Egypt).
just plain fucking cool. Space flight rocks.
Even with 200% discount...
...I would never ever touch that hideous HPUX again.
Worse than windows.
Grenade: for self defence.
The C1 is hideous, to say the least.
Of course, revolting design alone would not have put off potential buyers, this was achived by a mind-boggeling pricetag.
Yes, of course we Germans have an element of crime for this.
Otherwise we wouldn´t be germans, now wouldn´t we?
There also is an element of crime for causing a nuclear explosion, that would have taught them russians!
Ah well, off to BBQ and beer for me
Yup, the RIO connection certainly is the DS8ks weak spot. Since it already was the ESS weak spot, I was pretty disappointed they still kept it in the design.
They should build a bigger XIV, using SAS drives, inifiniband and multi-frame scalability. I´d buy that.
with ~50kEur approx being what we would save (in new disks) using thin provisioning, I am not exactly amused by IBM charging us 50k to enable it.
Ah well, they will learn when I get my AMS2500... That will teach them (and me, considering the work migrating 70TByte off some DS8k...)
Now that SUN is (as good as) dead...
Now that SUN is (as good as) dead, will Matt -having nothing else to say- disappear? Or will he go the SCO-way and start picking at IBM?
composition of a brides bouquet.
These things are (usually, ´cept in .it, it seems) wielded by a woman in an extraordinarily high stress condition. You do the math.
anyway, reminds me of a friends wedding where the girls rushed forward and one being stopped by her friend who shouted "YOU TOUCH THAT GODDAMN THING AND I`LL CHOP YOUR HANDS OFF!"
Beer, Czech lager please. Less hazzle than a woman.
No shit, Holmes
using 1.6 times faster memory will yield 1.6 times more throughput. I am surprised they didn´t need Gartner to find this...
Looks rather ok, yes, the interior designers will get over their "blue LED" phase sometime and the grill ist too large. Overall still a quite good looking car. The skimpy blonde thing is a bit superfluous, though.
But with all said and done: I´d still go for a DB7 anytime.
I´m not that sure whether the thing is overpriced. They most probably don´t have regular SATA drives attached since they need dual-port drives to protect against contoller failure. Which adds another 16port controller. Then casing, PSU, interface cards, some brains in between and finally quite some "buffer" to give those huge discounts enterprise customers learned to expect.
Personally, I wouldn´t expect anyone to pay more than 45k for one.
Nope, on second look: thats quite an aggressive price.
To make it look even better: to add a 800GB rank of stec zeus to our DS8k would cost around 100k, and we already have most of the box.
...reaches that count in an average week.
I once had a Yam XT350
which could do anything (speed, range, acceleration, looks) better than this one, cost 3000 Euro equivalents and was a pretty decent dirtbike for its time.
Now I have a Suzuki DRZ400 which can do the same as the XT, cost 6000 Euros, is 10% heavier and an barely sufficient dirtbike.
In future I am supposed to ride something like *that*?
What the hell is wrong with the motorcyle industry?
Czech lager, please, lots of it.
100kW, does that amount to a Light laser? We could mount five of these then onto an 80 tons Charger and have invented the white elephant. Though the sorry remains of FASA might sue us.
Still, I´d wait a couple of years and get a medium Las on a Locust.
anyway: I, for one, Welcome Mr. Grayson "Death" Carlyle.
And at around 2500 iops...
...this array is almost as fast as a dead cow in the swamp. Not to mention the extreme reliability of two dozen sata drives - they are so proud of them they will give you four years less waranty than on SAS drives if you use the drives only every fifth day (20% duty cycle).
Sorry, I don´t have enough money to afford cheap arrays.
Why they died earlier:
Very easy: unlike all other australian species they were not poisonous like hell.
Welcome, pretty welcome to Autralia, where even the stone try to bite you.
The most interesting part Mr yoshida wrote
The most interesting part Mr Yoshida wrote:
"The AMS 2000 can move data between tiers of storage with in the AMS without disruption to the application."
so you can move data between slow SATA and fast 15k SAS drives as needed - just like a local SVC.
I actually quite like the F22...
I actually quite like the F22 and it probably is the best air superiority fighter available.
~200 of them should be enough for anything short of Russia.
Add in some 600 F15E as multirole craft and then add A10s until the grunts are happy.
F35s for anything the F15/A10 cant do and complement the F/A18 -> tadaa: just a few bombers and many transports and you´re all set.
Though you most probably have to upgrade the A10 quite a bit... is there anything else around which provides comparable loitering capability while still being able to cause proper mayhem?
Nope, the Predator/Reaper doesn´t count, it lacks a dozen hardpoints and four tons payload.
@ Aaron Guilmette
You read the article, didn´t you?
"The Intel box cost around $3,800 as configured, which worked out to $51.33 per gigaflop. [...]
the Opteron node only costs $3,500 is a nice uppercut, yielding a much lower $35.21 per gigaflop."
bing comes up without the big "you have disabled java" message. Of course both pages need some kind of scripting, so both wont work without exeptions in noscript. Only Kayak tells you beforehand ;)
CONCLUSION: bing looks better on first impression, easy to begin with, utter crap if you actually try to use it -> certainly a true Mirco§oft product.
beer, since I still try to find out what in those glasses. lemme have ´nother sip.
if the 64GB models cost less than half of the 128GB...
Hmmm, if the 64G models cost less than half of the larger ones, why not raid-0 them and be done with it? I mean, its not like sata ports are scare these days. Add in a 1,5TB HDD for backup/mass-storage/streaming and keep the fast SSDs free to saturate the I/O subsystems whenever needed.
Sounds fine to me.
 backup in terms of "weekly copies of the raid-0", offsite copies would still be made on DVD-RAM/Blueray/etc...
Paris, because of ... saturation ;)
Where is the deal on the R410?
Being a UNIX guy maybe I lack some basic understanding, but where is the deal on the R410?
You could get a much better machine from -say- HP (DL380G6 491332-001) for 3,5k , and though IBM doesn´t disclose prices on the x3650M2, I know we pay a lot less than 5k for a pretty decent 3650M2 (but I´m not allowed to tell you how much ;)).
What did I miss?
Paris, because of confusion.
ok, without a drive, but you´ll surely be able to find one for the 1500 USD difference.
Not exactly a beauty.
I´ve seen nicer cars. otoh, I actually like the design of the Saab 9-5 station wagon, so YMMV.
btw: 9-5sw are currently available on 40 to 50% discount, i.e 25kEur for the 2.3Turbo. So if anyone needs "a hardtop with a decent engine and [make sure it's got] a big trunk..."
That there is one damn fine coat you're wearin'.
with a capital 'W'.
a 30cm crater in the ground?
So, this thing was fast enough to dig a rather decent hole into the ground but faild to obliterate Mr Blank?
Fortunately I live in Essen, so I´ll keep you posted...
ok, no hit, just a close miss.
Now that was a good one...
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- Interview Global Warming IS REAL, argues sceptic mathematician - it just isn't THERMAGEDDON
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