41 posts • joined 25 Oct 2012
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 :)
Who told you IBM or any of the tier 1 companies have in house HPC skills for x86. They don't!
Power, absolutely, but not in x86
Is it racist to call Balmer a chimp?
Nimbus Data and no mention of cloud, bizzarre!
Re: Have we learned nothing....
"Now whats the value in knowing the other Eu ministers position on agricultural subsidy cuts or on whether Scotland would be allowed into the Eu without the Euro?"
No such thing as a discussion on EU agricultural cuts!
Re: And still
In any case, a SMP system should be able to scale better than a cluster running message passing. While sitting here writing out this reply, I can't think of any application that would scale better in an MPP system vs. SMP, but I could be wrong.
Sorry you are wrong. There is always an overhead, (cache coherency), which the cluster does not have, so scaling classical MPI code like CFD will "always" scale better than any/all ccNUMA systems. ScaleMP does well with CFD because inherently in HW it's a cluster. Where is doesn't do well is in mixed workloads, e.g. CFD and FEA structural analysis on the same system.
Re: And still
Re: And still
What are you trying to say?
Re: Object: It's not just about storing stuff...
Have you seen what we are developing by any chance?
@AC "innovative Numalink technology", do you work for SGI by any chance?
No obvioulsy no sod all about HPC, as they are almost all running Linux all ready.
Re: More like Windows 8 RTM than 8.1
Why are we surprised Win8 was crap. Every 1st version is shite and they fix it, (mostly), with the second version. This has happened since Windows 95.
If only someone would produce an Officesuite that was really inter-operable with Office, I could get away from Balmerland
Re: Still pugging something
USB = flash?
That will be same flash that EMC, NetApp, HP, IBM, Fusion-I/O, Violoin and Uncle Tom Cobely use in there enterprise arraye, tool
Re: Where will you find your BOFH for this
Isn't the management problem solved with Openflow?
Re: This is journalism?
Why do we keep believeing the hype, despite time after time, they fib! e.g. XEON Phy, was going to compete with GPGPU without re-writing your code! The truth is you can run standard code on Phy and it runs like a dog, because the processing units have a much slower clock that standard XEONs. You get the benefits from Phy by using the vector units, which is a significant task for a good programmer, same as GPGPU.
Intel like Microsoft might just be a dinasaur 64.999Million s years ago!
Never discount Intel on t he grounds that can't "through horespower" at the problem. They havedone that for as long as I can remember, and look at what happened to:
Motorola 68K, Mips, and Sparc??
I dont think it mmatters at all. IBM's large HPC installations, are either PSeries or iDataplex if x86 based, which they are keeping hold of.
Re: not surprised
Perhaps we are assuming x86 has a future anyway, I'm not sure it does. Intel has managed to fab ist way up market for years, with a pretty poor architecture, but pretty soon they will see the limits of physics. On the other hand ARMs will be coming from Calxeda, via Dell, HP et al, and they will compete well versus x86 for web servuces. So IBM becoming an ARM licensee, flogging off the x86 business for $5B might well be a very clever move.
Re: Storm clouds
Why should it be a surprise that ALL x86 server vendors are struggling when the only difference between them is the colour of the paint?
Thats coz you live in the sticks mate
Re: Smartphones are for yesterday's cool kids.
Ever thought of making friends instead?
Re: And this will cost...
Indeed. The problem with ALL flsah drives is teh sustained write performance falls off a cliff, once you exhaust the write cache on the drive. Because of this flash has very jittery performance too, do hardly ideal or high frequency trading..
1. 32Tbyte shared memory boxes are not common
2. Solaris is STILL a far more robust OS than Linux
3. SPARC is expensive versus x86, but if you have SMP needs, then revert to #1. above
Re: But, will it run Crysis?
How many bloody times the same "funny" post!
Re: M5-32 is not the only one with 32TB RAM
SGI have much larger, ccNUMA, systems than 32TB
Well they were called Bronto-burgers in the Flintstones. Probably didn't eat the head, so knew no better!
Increasing CO2 levels makes plants grow faster. Its what happens in a greenhouse, so shouldn't matter to the plants at all.
Re: I can't say
Oh dear I can feel the late night call of a Kerby sales pitch
Re: I can't say
Shite at sucking up dirt though
- Vid Hubble 'scope scans 200,000-ton chunky crumble conundrum
- Bugger the jetpack, where's my 21st-century Psion?
- Google offers up its own Googlers in cloud channel chumship trawl
- Interview Global Warming IS REAL, argues sceptic mathematician - it just isn't THERMAGEDDON
- Apple to grieving sons: NO, you cannot have access to your dead mum's iPad