* Posts by rob_leady

5 posts • joined 17 May 2013

Put down that Oracle database patch: It could cost $23,000 per CPU

rob_leady
Meh

Not quite that expensive

"setting you back at least $23,000 per Oracle SPARC processor it's installed on, we've heard"

Based on the price list here:

http://www.oracle.com/us/corporate/pricing/technology-price-list-070617.pdf

it's $23,000 per Processor. But most SPARC processors use a factor of 0.5, so it'll only be $11,500...

http://www.oracle.com/us/corporate/contracts/processor-core-factor-table-070634.pdf

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WikiLeaks' Cablegate server touted on eBay for $3k-plus by Swedes

rob_leady

DoD wiping ?

There's no approved DoD mechanism to wipe drives that have held Top Secret information.

Physical destruction is the only way...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Data_erasure

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Windows NT grandaddy OpenVMS taken out back, single gunshot heard

rob_leady
Stop

Are you sure...?

If you read through the linked articles, there's no such mention of a 2015 "death" date.

OK, so they're not going to port to the latest Itanium processor, but it reads to me as though OpenVMS is going to be around and supported for many years yet...

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'THINNEST EVER' spinning terabyte beauty slips out of WD fabs

rob_leady

1TiB = 1024 GiB

1TB = 1000 GB

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What is the difference between Virt and Cloud?

rob_leady
FAIL

Dictionary defintion

I think this dictionary definition sums cloud up quite nicely:

"anything that obscures or darkens something, or causes gloom, trouble, suspicion, disgrace, etc."

http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/cloud?s=t

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