* Posts by ToddR

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Violin Memory thinks it'll boost sales by copying face cream giants

ToddR

Dear VC bloodsuckers,

you lost your shirt here guys.

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Arctic ice EMBIGGENS, returns to 1980s levels of cap cover

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Re: Good news for Polar Bears

T'is a worry

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Re: Arctic sea ice extent for June 2015 was the third lowest in the satellite record.

@AC I wouldn't just have a pop at the journalist. The article is about sea ice volume and yet they say, " it has been difficult to quantify trends in sea ice volume because detailed thickness observations have been lacking."

Complete waste of time. UCL is not what it once was.

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Re: Arctic sea ice extent for June 2015 was the third lowest in the satellite record.

Actually all he did was take a report from the Earth Sciences department at UCL, (who appear to be warmists), so don't always shoot the messenger

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Re: Good news for Polar Bears

@Preston

I think you missed the irony

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BBC (sort of) sorry for Grant Shapps Wikipedia smear reportage

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Re: Ahhhh. The Guardian

@thelastdoughnut

If you really believe that Oh dear.............................

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'Oracle, why are your sales f-' CLOUD CLOUD CLOUD, blasts Larry

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Re: This obsession with growth...

Well said Boltar.

analysts are like rating agencies, useless

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HP coughs up $100 MEEELLION to settle Autonomy lawsuit

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No blame accepted might equal $10Million, but not $100Million.

HP = Muppets

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HP to buy EMC? We think so, say Wall St money men

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Anyone can create a server business, so if makes sense for EMC to do so, (similar to Cisco), they just go to a Chinese ODM, or Supermicro and viola server bus' without HP dummies being involved.

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Re: I dont think this is a great idea

I'm not sure the cultures are the biggest problem, after all a big chunk of HP cam from it's merger with Digital, Waltham MASS.

Arrogance is HPs biggest problem.

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LTE will catch up with 3G by 2020: Ericsson

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Re: Hmm, that depends

Para 3, yawn

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Election? Pah. Here's the REAL question: Who’s the SEXIEST MP?

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Re: Data discrepancies

2 hears ago I think?

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HP lifts lid on Autonomy lawsuit claims, but Lynch cries BOLLOCKS

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So you know ALL in the city? Silly statement

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Is Grant Shapps being naughty on Wikipedia – or did a Lib Dem stitch him up?

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Re: Hang on a minute

Groan, yep only Tory MPs tell fibs!

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What's Meg Whitman fussing over: The fate of HP ... or the font on a DISRUPTIVE new logo?

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Emperor Meg you are without clothes.

Silly cow!

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SGI sales mushroom with Atomic Weapons Establishment deal

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@AC

Nope not the only game in town.

50,000 cores. 256TB RAM, NumaScale

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Nesting falcons interrupt £200m Vodafone 4G mast upgrades

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Falconidae is the family name rather than a "term"

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IBM staffers climb over each other in race for redundancy payout

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And the first Supercomputers

Flint tools

Kodak film

CDC

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Vodafone: Can't make calls on our network? Use Wi-Fi

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Nope normal Wifi is not the way to go, but there is an unbreakable Wifi in development

1.75Gbps half-duplex 802.11ad

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Nimble revenue diet gets fibre supplement

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Why hybrid flash?

The inflection point will not be towards a hybrid flash array such as Nimble, but straight to standard server based SDS, such as Nutanix.

The hybrid boys will get squeezed from incumbents, (EMC, Netapp, et al), at the top and Nutanix, Symplivity, etc from the bottom.

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Free WiFi coming to UK trains ... in two years

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Re: Chiltern experience

On train Wifi wont work for long. You need APs along the lines

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Re: Gimmick

Correct, correct and Correct.

That's what we have developed

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Data packages are expensive, free Wifi isn't!

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Its Wifi that's the problem

As Wifi is connection orientated, with long latency delays, it drops connection frequently. Put some tunnels and cuttings in the way and packets get buffered for so long then overflow and loss of service.

The solution is a connection orientated Wifi where the APs are beside the track, with 100usec latency between APs, result unbreakable Wifi at 100mph.

Looking for funding, serious!

R

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The optic NERVE of it: Intel declares WAR on InfiniBand

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Re: Omni Path is Infiniband

I thought iWARP was long dead in the water?

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Re: Can we now have a proper external graphics card?

Isn't Thunderbolt an I/O interface?

The Intel announcement is an interconnect for inter-processor distributed memory applications, like CFD.

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Five years of Sun software under Oracle: Were the critics right?

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Re: Solaris for high end, said Larry

@Jim 59

HPC boxes are clusters of individual dual or quad socket Linux boxes each running its own OS.

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Re: Solaris for high end, said Larry

@MadMike,

SGI Altix UV is not a cluster, (distributed memory), but is a ccNUMA shared memory platform. ScaleMP the same, although without HW aided cache coherency lookups.

Old Sun E-series, were true SMPs, i.e. all CPUs connected by a crossbar switch.

Almost all modern day multi-socket servers are ccNUMA platforms.

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MAINFRAMES are SO NOT DEAD: IBM's launched a new one

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System 360

Why in earth would it be as significant as that?

The 360 catapulted IBM from ANO mainframe maker to #1 by a country mile. Think, transistor, 360, semiconductor, CMOS, network. This is just an evolution of the mainframe

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If 4G isn’t working, why stick to the same approach for 5G?

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Re: Strangled by vested interests

Metropolitan Wifi everywhere solves the problems.

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'Turn to nuclear power to save planetary ecology from renewable BLIGHT'

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Re: How convenient...

Its because for PWRs Areva is the only game in town. Thorium much cheaper in comparison, but try explaining it to a politician!

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Re: Thorium

I thought Hitachi had built a 10Megawatt prototype Flouride salt reactor, but could be wrong?

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Re: Dunno about warming

"This year the rain started in March and stopped last week. "

where do you live? Obviously not the UK.

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Fujitsu boss: UK's 2015 elections won't make any difference to us

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Bleeding edge those Fuji boys eh?

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Eat FATTY FOODS to stay THIN. They might even help your heart

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Re: A bomb calorimiter does not mimic digestion or metabolism

We do NOT store excess sugars as fat, we store them as Glycogen, a sugar polymer, like starch or lignin, (wood).

All fooods need enzymes to be digested easily, not just fats, amilases, (carbs), lipases,(fats), proteases.

The highest energy content of foods is 1. fat, 2, Protein, 3. Carbs.

Eating high a protein diet "should" be good as the excess amino acids are excreted through the kidneys and the excess sugar mols are stored as glycogen.

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Antarctic ice THICKER than first feared – penguin-bot boffins

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Re: Thicker ice is a sign of increased temps

Hadvar, I like you, but no polar bears in the antarctic

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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

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Renewable energy 'simply WON'T WORK': Top Google engineers

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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 :)

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UN: Fossil fuels should be TERMINATED 86 years from now

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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

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Re: IPCC Credibility

And the shameless Pachauri is an accountant I believe, who used to work for the Indian railways.

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Hey - who wants 4.8 TERABYTES almost AS FAST AS MEMORY?

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Erm, because you have to put up with Sparc?

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RUMPY PUMPY: Bone says humans BONED Neanderthals 50,000 years B.C.

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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

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Violin: Don't weep for Tier 1 storage... it'll soon be flashtastic

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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.

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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.

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Scientists skeptical of Lockheed Martin's truck-sized FUSION reactor breakthrough boast

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Only 2 years out aren't they?

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Re: Thorium

Thorium reactors should be in production now for Hinckley Point instead of a 40 year old PWR design form Areva.

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Re: Patents

It's NOT a Tokamak, that's the point

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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

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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.

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'Urika': Cray unveils new 1,500-core big data crunching monster

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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.

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