15 posts • joined 3 Sep 2012
Expect four more decades of this
Guess what, the F-35B also has limited bring back.
So what part of France should the UK's shiny new LockMart fighters drop inert bombs on?
I guess it's too late to reverse course yet again for the F-35C.
Isn't Google shipping flash drives to Google?
Intel is padding their silicon
Why not sell more compute power that's narrowly tailored and needs to be replaced in a year or less? What's the downside for intel?
Now, what's a geek gotta do to get an array that compiles SQL into FPGAs?
Moscow to Iran four flights a week then Iran to Venezuela three flights a week.
It just shows how flabby the micro-ops stored in Intel's caches really are. Thank you x86!
In memory computation
When will your DRAM chips come with a "free" ARM processor? You need to run refresh cycles so might as well crunch away while you do so. We know this isn't going to happen because of silicon process issues and the management difficulties.
The same applies to "in array" processing. While it would be very helpful to have a "database accelerator" built into the array to pre-filter the results before the data gets pumped over the interface for the big join, it is not going to happen. Or if it does happen the resulting Hodge-podge will be poorly supported and quickly outrun by standard server units that simply keep delivering better value for money.
Speaking of Java
Wouldn't a run-time compiled language like Java be the perfect fit for strange hybrid architectures? You send code that has been checked for safety and correctness to the machine to run it. The code is then split off into bits and pieces to different functional units, adjusting in real time to the actual code flow to put data and code where they best fit.
Simply taking existing x86 bytecodes and reverse compiling these on the fly might introduce all sorts of strange timing dependencies unknown and untested by the programmers.
Which country is the degree from?
Would you trust a security expert from a Chinese college?
It's called a database
When will DBMS take in as input both SMART level data from the drives, as well as policy level decisions about the potential cost of losing specific datum?
Crabs in your cluster?
Not just below sea level, put the data center underwater.
Your cooling costs will be dramatically reduced and you can offer a spin off biz of pre-cooked seafood.
A river runs through your data center
Why worry about running air between the racks? Why not just boil nitrogen off the servers?
Once the pre-bootloader is released
Why won't the virus writers simply bundle the pre-bootloader with their "products"?
Re: FMA FTW
The FMA result could only be *exact* if your functional unit had twice as many bits as your data storage registers. Hasn't the Intel tradition been to have 25% more bits? (80 bits vs 64 and so on.)
What I'd like is a fused multiply sum into an expanded "hidden" register. Gimmie the dot product of these two ten dimensional vectors and then round down the results when you store it, etc.
AVX2 on integers
Perhaps this is a play to host the next generation of buggy apps that lose market trading firms trillions of dollars in a single market session?
Make Lohan a swinger
Center of gravity aft when supersonic that then moves forward for a long session of gliding?
Why doesn't she have swing wings? These can be spring loaded to be pushed back by launch forces, thrust and supersonic drag then swing forward when she's gliding.