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Gigantic toothless 'DRAGONS' dominated Earth's early skies

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Re: re: ROC @ P.Lee

and a few Maori too

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Re: No teeth = excellent flyer

All snakes have teeth

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Mirror, mirror on the wall, who has the best TSM backend of all?

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Apples and pears comparison

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Violin strings up cheaper instrument: 17.5TB flash box for $100k + change

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Surprised they are still going. Lots of VC cash to still burn through I guess.

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Bombs away: BiTMICRO dives into enterprise PCIe flash pool

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Re: BitCoin

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?

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HP says it will sue former Autonomy CFO Sushovan Hussein

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Re: HP is a victim...

very good sir

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Facebook goes down, people dial 911

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Re: 911

Solutions:

1. Legalise Logan

2. Close the US

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Re: Wait... what?

By their knuckles

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Re: Wait... what?

No just the US of A

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Just TWO climate committee MPs contradict IPCC: The two with SCIENCE degrees

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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.

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Re: No Surprise

@ql

So what, Tim Yeo works for the wind farm industry and gets paid £300K a year as well as being an MP

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Climate: 'An excuse for tax hikes', scientists 'don't know what they're talking about'

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When the government give that money away, it comes from taxation!

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REVEALED: Fusion-io shopped itself to 11 firms... 10 declined

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Cough Dell Cough

Agreed. Besides it couldn't have been HP. (as it's storage), you can solve the problem with Autonomy!!

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Take a chance on EMC: Bursts of aBBa spin up cloudy HPC goodness

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That is the most incoherent piece of technical journalism I have ever read, lacking any knowledge, appalling.

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Enterprise giant Dell climbs in bed with upstart Nutanix: But what does it MEAN?

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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?

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GAME ON: NVIDIA brings GPUs to 64-bit ARM servers

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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

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HP Enterprise Services staff feel the burn as managers turn off the cash taps

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Re: Oh dear...

Stop buying their laptops ?

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UK govt preps World War 2 energy rationing to keep the lights on

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But when the wind doesn't blow Saudis keep pumping the oil

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Re: Our MPs

It doesn't say a lot for Oxford does it.

Ed Davey BA (Hons), PPP and knucklehead

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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

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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

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Re: Really not suprised.

No 40 years ago we were told there was another ice age approaching

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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

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Re: Whatever became of ...

Correct Graham

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Re: Let's get Fracking

Pumping brine into the sea is a problem?

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HP Simplivity buyout rumours: Could it be worth HALF a BILLION?

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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

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HP targets supercomputers with Project Apollo

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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!

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Re: What OS for Apollo

Linux of course

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Don't believe the hyper-converged hype: Why are we spending stupid amounts on hardware?

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@Trevor Potts

I agree mate, just don't understand why "storagebod" created this article.

BTW for "scalable hyper-converged", check out Seanodes

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What is your rant aimed at?

Not sure what you are complaining about exactly?

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Server-storage halfblood newbie Nutanix: We're taking on big dog VCE

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Nutanix doesn't have any Fibrechannel

Isn't that the response of a dinosaur, sorry Fibre Channel storage architect?

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China ponders ban on IBM servers

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Re: Hmmmm.....

Or congressman?

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HP: You know what's hot right now? Cloud* storage

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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!

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Fuel for jets DOES grow on trees

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Re: Excellent news

not plant invertebrates

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Re: This will only end badly

No it should help them breath more easily

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Cloud computing aka 'The future is trying to KILL YOU'

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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.

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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!

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Re: AMPC

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!

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WANTED: New head of crashingly expensive, error-prone and frankly cursed one-dole-to-rule-them-all system

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Re: Election ahoy!

Yep, because paying people to do nowt, that works doesn't it?

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AMD demos 'Berlin' Opteron, world's first heterogeneous system architecture server chip

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Re: computational density...

You dont need to upload/download do you? Isn't it using hUMA, so GPU and DRAM is shared?

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Nutanix tries to lure in BIZ WHALES with fresh storage NOS

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what does this deliver that Scale I/O doesn't and

do you really want another OS to support?

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Intel just installed itself in Hadoop guru Cloudera – and why their rivals should be worried

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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?

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Nvidia unveils Titan Z: An 8TFLOPS off-the-shelf supercomputer disguised as a gfx card

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Re: BitCoin or passwords?

Bitcoin mining should work very well

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Re: Yowser

If you get 10X speedup i'd be amazed and you'd need a really really good parallel programmer to do that

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HP exec: 'It's our GOD-GIVEN right' to rule the world of biz fondleslabs

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Re: HP who?

No a cocked hat

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DDN unveils Wizard of WOS: Not beardy Steve – object storage, silly

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POSIX

A standard POSIX interface to this would be nice. Is anyone producing such a thing?

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Inside Facebook's engineering labs: Hardware heaven, HP hell – PICTURES

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Re: Meanwhile, outside hobbyville....

Isn't Lenovo a chinese company Matt?

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Traditional RAID is outdated and dying on its feet

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Re: Eh?

You only need to replace part of the drive, (depending on the # of parity stripes).

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Pine trees' scent 'could prevent climate change really being a problem'

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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

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Future storage tech should KILL all-in-one solutions, says CEO

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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.

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