13 posts • joined Wednesday 23rd March 2011 21:49 GMT
How realistic is the pricing though
I wonder how realistic this pricing is though, I wouldn't bat an eyelash at paying 5-10k for the small small businesses out there that need a multiserver tech setup. However I have a feeling there is a bunch of other charges we are not seeing at that point. Ballooning it out of the range of some of the customers that would other wise look at it. lets face it blades generally have a premium attached to them.
Would be nice to see a version with mixed 3.5" and 2.5" storage. Though with it being dell chances are your not able to put anything that isn't approved from dell to begin with. So no standard off the shelf commodity storage load up in the front hot swaps.
Still waiting for a torch replacement
I am still waiting for something that matches the torch for features. I rather like the full touch w/sliding keyboard.
I have to admit though 4g LTE will be something that I want in my next blackberry. Having recently picked up a 4g tablet, the difference in connection quality is certainly night and day.
Hopefully they release something in this range soon. I am really not interested in going back to apple, or even the android market tbh.
Re: Available in all good shops?
Your not generally gonna find the stuff preconfigured hardware yet or white box for openswitch. What you can find is plaes that already sell hardware thats aimed at embedded switching requirements and or bare appliances that can be adapted to ones needs.
http://soekris.com/ offers alot of embedded appliance form factor hardware for such applications. One of the nicest thins they tend to stock is a 4port gigabit ethernet card that is low power consumption, and single pcie lane. They also offer bulk discounts on everything.
There is also a nice series of tutorials here
That go over setting up a linux switch. Using open switch and vattya's routing distribution. Some skipping around is needed since he shoves alot of features in there that a baseline switch doesn't need.
You should also be able to hack some pcie extenders off ebay, to relocate the pcie lane configuration, so that you can stack 16 pcie1x cards into a chassis . Though its currently much more expensive at a build your own level. I am sure before long this will change.
Good stuff, wheres the livers?
Now they just need to to start growing Livers as well. The only thing that bums me out about this is that by the time I will Probably need a kidney or a liver. It still wont be a practical affordable medical technology for the masses.
For those not in the know, a large majority of medications uses for treating chronic illnesses like auto immune diseases and cancer. Are particularly hard on the kidney and liver. Often resulting in additional medical problems related to the two organs. For those diagnosed at an early age this is a real problem when it comes to treatment and quality of life.
I dont think this is very accurate for a few reasons
The Client that they use for streaming only uses about 2.5mbit at most for streaming of HD content, and depending on your connection speed it caches to a good degree then stops based on how many minutes ahead in the overall content you are.
What really needs to be explained clearly is the test metrics .
If 2.5mbit is really the max needed to maintain a stream than what they are saying is that when you reset a watched video the latency is so low that there is pretty much like sliding the silder back on your local media player when watching a local movie. Which is kind of impressive, But if this isn't the case its really not saying much besides that their client base is mostly on lower end connections.
Keeping with california cannibus laws
I think apple is just taking advantage of the california cannibus laws. You can't go under when you have the largest grow site in the state. Since its inclosed and secured it makes getting busted much more difficult.
Plus it would definitely increase their profit margins. You've gotta keep your hippies happy and creative somehow.
Is it april fools already?
I admit I am a blackberry user. I love mine for reasons that admittedly go against the social norm of smart phone use.
I primarily use it as a phone. The antenna blows away that of the iphone, even a lot of the android phones on the market. The battery life is superb, not to mention that I can replace the battery easily when it dies (4 batterys in one year with my previous iphone, 1 battery replaced in 2 years. out of 3 that i consistently use).
Granted the app choices suck, and the support for it on new mobile integrated hardware and storage is not there. The web browsing is slow tastic and crashes at times. But It does work.
When it comes down to it, its reliable for the things that matter, making calls, sending and receiving emails. Great at texting. Laplink, and RDP with a mouse (trackpad ftw). Its certainly my Number one choice for my work needs.
Almost as power for as a i7 @ 3.4ghz????
Which i7 at 3.4 ghz is the question, and are we talking about it being forced down to 3.4ghz max, or with speed step and turbo boost enabled?
I'd like to see some hard evidence of what they are comparing it to and how, not to mention the difference in work loads are not gonna fare the same across the two platforms. Would also like to know exactly what they have optimized their cpu's for workload wise. Since that is obviously gonna be what they are gonna tote about as being what they are best at.
Than why are Samoan's so big?
If thats really the cause they Why are Samoan's so big? I would argue this is also the fact with Texans, and most of the southern US, but I think we have air conditioning and BBQ joints with seats that would fit a cow.
Let me overclock it plz :D
Yeah I know this has turned into an addicition for me, but if E5's scale anything like the SB desktop chips do under overclocking that that would be quite a large boost in performance :D It would certainly give some of the other supers out there a real run for there money.
The interesting thing is that the stability of alot of these chips today when overclocked and under a controlled temperature and clean power, is almost worth it these days. I am not 100% sure of current lifespan of clusters these days, in deployment requirements and time. But it might just about be a point that its cost effective to do such things. After all there are a few companies selling overclocked servers to wall street. Based around the EVGA Sr2 motherboard and a pair of xeons with bclk cranked into the high heavens.
Depends on system utilization
For people that don't have heavy system utilization you are correct that it wont be a big deal. Same for alot of games cause they lack the ability for full system utilization of a CPU core.
However if you look at the fusion APU's offered by AMD which perfer tight ram timings. Which also will shit themselves at timings of 11-11-11-31, if you try to use the integrated GPU with such times. Its definitely a negative to have such high CAS times.
The Biggest places you will see the CAS times come into play are single threaded application that require a low latency, APU's with integrated graphics turned on, Multithreaded applications that run at full system utilization. Sound and video work will also fall into this category.
What this really comes down to is what market this ram is targeted at. If its targeted at the enthusiest market then its most likey gonna be ignore at those CAS times, atleast by the buyers with knowledge of ram. If its gonna be bundled with systems that built by the likes of DELL, Hp, Acer.... then it will probably be fine. Cause people in those markets are not looking for the same levels of system performance. They are mostly looking at target price range, and convience of obtaining it.
Bummer Crappy Cas Times
I was hopeing when I started reading this that they would have much better cas times than that. The APU's are very dependent on time timings. But 1333mhz at 9-9-9-27 and 1600 at 11-11-11-33 are quite poor, even so for the timings at 1600.
Considering the Llano's will do 2400mhz for ddr3 I would exspect to see them putting out ram in the 2000mhz range. Which you can buy currently for around 65$ us for 9-10-9-27 @ 2000, which still isn't great timings wise, but for the price is quite good.
The only way I could see this stuff being good is if thats the base speed and timings before you started to overclock them, and that they maintained fairly tight times up to 2k+. Much like a set of Hypers, which will maintain tight clocks as you increase the speed and voltage. Hypers are pretty much the Prime memory for performance AMD systems anyways.
From less to greater closed source.
In a way i find this quite hilarious. Leaving one company that actually embraces open source. To go to a company that pretty much has a unpublished hatred of it. Cisco is all about proprietary standards. I hope hes not thinking that hes gonna be heard better at cisco, cause I doubt they will listen any better than rackspace. Thats just the way buracracy is.
On a project note, Yes theres a governance board. However this project started between a mix of rackspace, and nasa, and a few others. So its more of a project that is being made to fill their needs first. Then allowing others to jump in and adapt from there. Rather than a traditional from the community and staying in the community project. I really don't find this that surprising. Every corporate owned open source project sees this in one form or another.