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127 posts • joined 25 Oct 2012
And the first Supercomputers
Nope normal Wifi is not the way to go, but there is an unbreakable Wifi in development
1.75Gbps half-duplex 802.11ad
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.
Re: Chiltern experience
On train Wifi wont work for long. You need APs along the lines
Correct, correct and Correct.
That's what we have developed
Data packages are expensive, free Wifi isn't!
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!
Re: Omni Path is Infiniband
I thought iWARP was long dead in the water?
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.
Re: Solaris for high end, said Larry
HPC boxes are clusters of individual dual or quad socket Linux boxes each running its own OS.
Re: Solaris for high end, said Larry
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.
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
Re: Strangled by vested interests
Metropolitan Wifi everywhere solves the problems.
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!
I thought Hitachi had built a 10Megawatt prototype Flouride salt reactor, but could be wrong?
Re: Dunno about warming
"This year the rain started in March and stopped last week. "
where do you live? Obviously not the UK.
Bleeding edge those Fuji boys eh?
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.
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