77 posts • joined 25 Oct 2012
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
I agree mate, just don't understand why "storagebod" created this article.
BTW for "scalable hyper-converged", check out Seanodes
What is your rant aimed at?
Not sure what you are complaining about exactly?
Nutanix doesn't have any Fibrechannel
Isn't that the response of a dinosaur, sorry Fibre Channel storage architect?
Re: Er.... Near-line SATA?
Can't agree more, but then again Meg wouldn't understand that, she will just carry on with Wall Street vacuous business shpeak!
Re: Excellent news
not plant invertebrates
Re: This will only end badly
No it should help them breath more easily
Re: ToddleR AMPC
Oh Dear Matt, Neanderthal as always.
Supermicro, or Lenovo will take time to win market share and I have already agreed that services and having a global presence has been key, but this is changing. I am guessing you are ex Tier1, probably HP, and yes guess. My reasoning is speaking with IT personnel at large enterprise shops and them telling me this information. Also don't remember saying you had to be the cheapest, but it does help. The services part is being eroded away, long term, and HP irritating customers with silly bios warranty charges is bound to annoy, but it all takes time,
IBM may have moved from x86 HW to sw, but the original piece, dumbo, was about the cloud eating the Tier1 HW vendors.
As for age, don't see the relevance, but I started with PDP11s. As for WOW, oh dear you need to get out of the house chum. It takes time, but the line for the HPs and Dells in th ex86 space is slower going down.
Re: ToddleR AMPC
I suggest IBM have moved out because of the white box guys, which you derided in your original post.
HP IS still king of x86, but make little money, buy sw companies them don't understand, but sell lots of printers at good margins. Long term decline, I think so.
Dell has been taken private in the hope they can still be competitive in x86, (with Intel's support), against the companies they buy from. Difficult to see that working long term.
Supermicro make the best quality x86 servers OEMed by many including: Bull and oh Fujitsu!! They may not be anywhere near the size of Fujitsu, but selling to them as a positive sign they are on the right track.
Tier 1 x86 vendors are still the main players of global corps, but whereas 10 years ago there was zero white box suppliers, today its single digit %ages, but its growing, which, HP, IBM (no longer in it, that's x86 hardware Matt, as the article was) and Dell are NOT!
IBM just gave up on x86 Matt. Oh and HP don't have a clue what they are doing. Dell has been taken private, Mr Andreesen was bang on!
WANTED: New head of crashingly expensive, error-prone and frankly cursed one-dole-to-rule-them-all system
Re: Election ahoy!
Yep, because paying people to do nowt, that works doesn't it?
Re: computational density...
You dont need to upload/download do you? Isn't it using hUMA, so GPU and DRAM is shared?
what does this deliver that Scale I/O doesn't and
do you really want another OS to support?
I heard the reason MapR are of interest is because they have the only filesystem that isn't reliant on non-redundant nameing nodes. Is that true, should a bit crappy if it is, but I heard it from a reliable and well informed source?
Re: BitCoin or passwords?
Bitcoin mining should work very well
If you get 10X speedup i'd be amazed and you'd need a really really good parallel programmer to do that
Re: HP who?
No a cocked hat
A standard POSIX interface to this would be nice. Is anyone producing such a thing?
Re: Meanwhile, outside hobbyville....
Isn't Lenovo a chinese company Matt?
You only need to replace part of the drive, (depending on the # of parity stripes).
Re: mutant beef forests
There aren't any, but the largest forest isn't the Amazon, it's the Taiga covering Canada, Alaska, Scandinavia and much of norther Asia
Re: @Daniel B
But you treat, (or can), the server which hosts the discs, as a box of discs, i.e. the same as an iSCSI disc array.
Same functionality is a SAN, (if it's designed correctly). DataCore may or may not be, but several are.
No, if it's architected correctly, (multiple parities), then multiple servers and or discs can fail and data is still available.
"better known for making tea"
Your ignorance of Tata is staggering?
Industrial conglomerate founded by Ratan Tata, in the 60/70s?
Re: A little thought on why we are heading this way !
Who mentioned ASIC? He was talking about a SW solution sitting on NewCos x86 COTs box, versus SW sitting on a Tier 1 x86 COTs box
Attention Michael Keegan!
1. Lenovo make shed loads of PCs
2. Lenovo make shed loads of servers, (happen to say IBM on most)
3. Servers are PC motherboards in longer thinner box. Its's not hard to do.
What are you wittering on about?
Re: I think I can update this one for you so it works on both sides of the pond
Isn't he dead?
Re: Oh it was going so well until....
Get a life
Re: leaving at end of the month
About a month
Re: The huge difference...
If you had bought a MAC, she might still be your girlfriend :)
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