108 posts • joined 25 Oct 2012
Re: Thicker ice is a sign of increased temps
Hadvar, I like you, but no polar bears in the antarctic
Re: Your theory is crap
Good stuff closer 60%?
FFS that's dangerous levels of OH, not for drinking me old mucker, not for long anyway
Thorium Flouride reactors were developed in the fifties, but didn't go mainstream as they don't make Plutonium.
As regards not being ideal ,that would because dumbo politicians need a quick fix, aka Areva, (except they can't build and commission a PWR in less than 20 years.
Thorium salt reactors would be a great tech for the UK to specialise in, IMHO :)
Re: I hate to sound like a broken record...
It's also bloody expensive and dog slow if you go the PWR Areva route, (1970s technology). If Sizewell is built in 10 years from now, then I'll eat my hat. Now Thorium Flouride, that appears a sensible plan
Re: IPCC Credibility
And the shameless Pachauri is an accountant I believe, who used to work for the Indian railways.
Erm, because you have to put up with Sparc?
Re: The Neanderthal must have been really drunk...
Herring gulls must be at least twice the size of Black headed gulls, you sure youve got this right?
Lesser black backed gulls similar to Herring Gulls
Sustained writes flash sucks
Replacing ALL tier 1 spinning stuff with flash is a non-sense, as you can't get around the sustained write problem that all flash has versus DRAM.
Hmm VMAX out Violin in?
So I put my enterprise b******s on the line for a 9 year old startup, who are still burning cash and who have no OEMs, no thanks.
Only 2 years out aren't they?
Thorium reactors should be in production now for Hinckley Point instead of a 40 year old PWR design form Areva.
It's NOT a Tokamak, that's the point
No the first use is as a district wide energy plant, i.e small - medium sized town.
The spin on jet engines is at the moment you have to use an oil based fuel and the current order books for both Boeing and Airbus are gangbusters, so looks interesting to Mr Wallstreet
Re: Plentiful cheap energy? Never going to happen
No the benefit is its also cheap. NB cheap is not free, but compared to Fission reactors it should be virtually free.
Its big but doesn't work for long and still massively energy negative. Mind you it employs more people in France.
Maybe the problem is the Tokamak as stated by LM
Re: Governement fusion programmes. The worlds largest natural source
The previous, (1-2 years ago), video from LM said they specifically went far away from the Tokamak and instead for eliptical sphere design, as it was much easier to keep the plasma away from the vessel wall
Re: 10 years
Sounds like the beginnings of a Bob Dylan song
General Atomics fail
A spokesman for General Atomics said it was the they had heard of this development?
Then he or she is a lazy dummy, as I read and watched a video about this in 2011 or 12
I am skeptical they keep asking for investment mind you!!
Re: Met Office
At 1500 cores and 8TB RAM, it's not even on the same planet as the MetOffice IBM supers, but it has 8TB of global memory.
Mind you you can get more cores and much more RAM for a fraction of the cost using NumaScale ccNUMA HBAs.
Connect 100x86 servers
NumaConnect can connect together 1000s of servers into a single system image, with up to 256TBytes of RAM and its cheapish!!!
Re: Let's all cheer and applaud this one.
Stupid left wing whinge
or Leslie Phillips
Re: re: ROC @ P.Lee
and a few Maori too
Re: No teeth = excellent flyer
All snakes have teeth
Apples and pears comparison
Surprised they are still going. Lots of VC cash to still burn through I guess.
BitMicro were the first company to develop high performance SSDs using flash, some 10 years ago, so a long time before Fusion i/O et al.
There 3.5" discs were military rugged spec and were used in terrain mapping for jet fighters etc, so the piece says they are not at the highest spec', but wouldn't be surprised if they are being more truthful about their spec than the rest of the flash-Pack?
Re: HP is a victim...
very good sir
1. Legalise Logan
2. Close the US
Re: Wait... what?
By their knuckles
Re: Wait... what?
No just the US of A
Well said, the brightest study maths or physics, certainly not Climate Science, or PPE for that matter.
I remember poor old David Bellamy arguing plants will grow faster and so questioning the whole AGW when it started ~15 years ago. Never worked for the Beeb again.
Re: No Surprise
So what, Tim Yeo works for the wind farm industry and gets paid £300K a year as well as being an MP
When the government give that money away, it comes from taxation!
Cough Dell Cough
Agreed. Besides it couldn't have been HP. (as it's storage), you can solve the problem with Autonomy!!
That is the most incoherent piece of technical journalism I have ever read, lacking any knowledge, appalling.
Re: Good for Nutanix, Bad for Dell
" even though it owns the hardware stack to make this possible."
Please show me where their stack includes the sw, (man years of), to deliver hyper-converged systems?
I suppose HP will knock one out soon too?
ARM64 plus AMDGPU would be cool
Does nVIDIA have any plans to implement something similar to AMD's hUMA? Or shall we see an AMDGPU/ARM hybrid?
Either would be cool
Re: Oh dear...
Stop buying their laptops ?
But when the wind doesn't blow Saudis keep pumping the oil
Re: Our MPs
It doesn't say a lot for Oxford does it.
Ed Davey BA (Hons), PPP and knucklehead
Re: "we haven't worked out what to do with the nuclear waste"
Dry cask storage till the nasty short lived nucleides decay into something safer, may be 100 years, then suitable landfill (where the stuff came from in the first place).
And with Thorium you don't have those storage issues, so another zero for you
Nuclear is not safe (Fukushima and Chernobyl being fine examples)
But not good examples.
Chernobyl, if you stop the maintenance watch out
Fukushima, Build on the side of the island were you don't get the big waves
Re: Really not suprised.
No 40 years ago we were told there was another ice age approaching
Re: Whatever became of ...
You are so wrong about Thorium, its cheaper, safer, more efficient and Thorium is one of the most plentiful of elements on earth.
Oh and the design was from the 1950s a contemporary of Fermi
Re: Whatever became of ...
Re: Let's get Fracking
Pumping brine into the sea is a problem?
Re: I don't understand...
"Really, I don't get it. How is this worth half a billion? I'm honestly asking for someone to enlighten me..."
Each box runs RAIN sw inside, so each one behaves like, a RAID a conventional array, but with the ability to utilize the majority of the servers CPU, (8 cores), for compute. The number of parity stripes determines the # of servers that must fail before you can't access the storage. e.g one of these vendors, Seanodes has 32 parity stripes, so much more resilient than a conventional FC-AL array
Re: Ah finally - here is why performance/watt matters
"it makes me wonder why HP with all of their own financial troubles would want to jump into these shark infested waters."
That'll be Meg!
Re: What OS for Apollo
Linux of course
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