* Posts by SKC

7 posts • joined 26 Nov 2015

Lester Haines: RIP

SKC

RIP Lester. You're really going to be missed around here.

Condolences to his family and also to the wider El Reg family.

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VMware hikes NSX price, adds cheaper versions

SKC

Re: Bloody customers

Typically when you're looking to create a BYOIP cluster in the cloud. On-premise I can possibly agree with you... but when extending to a hybrid cloud / SDDC model you want it.

SoftLayer's licensing is quite reasonable still, $118/month/socket.

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IBM's 'neurosynaptic chip' to power nuke-watching exascale rig

SKC

Re: 2.5 watts ? Really ?

http://www.research.ibm.com/articles/brain-chip.shtml

'The chip consumes merely 70 milliwatts'

'Organic wetware' wins the phrase of the day too. Proper cyberpunk methinks.

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ASCII @dventure game NetHack gets first upgrade in ten years

SKC

Nethack. Mines of Moria. Dwarf Fortress.

Who needs more than that from ASCII?

Please can we somehow ensure Nethack never gets some weird Emoji version?

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Are you the keymaster? Alternatives in a LogMeIn/LastPass universe

SKC

Re: 1Password

Big fan as well of 1Password, very handy on both OS X and iOS I've found.

Some of my friends boggle at the idea of paying £7 for an iOS app. This still goes to show how passwords and security in general is considered by the general public who aren't in IT. I try to use physical security analogies to get the point across.

Unfortunately I've still had a few friends who have had ebay/forums/email/other hacked and then come back to may saying "Umm... what was that app you said I should use?"

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128GB DDR4 DIMMs have landed so double your RAM cram plan

SKC

Re: How Hot?

Can address over that. 64-bit chips can do 64EiB - Exbibytes - so 1024 PiB / 1048576TiB. Theory and practical the address limit allows. Physically possible? That's another matter at the moment.

RAM can run pretty hot, servers with ASHRAE 3 compliance for instance will happily sit and run with all day with an intake of 45 degrees celcius.

Got to think, it's not just datacentres that servers sit in, but some quite enclosed / passively cooled spaces for telecoms industries or such.

Though yeah, if you thought standard DIMMs ran hot you should see the monster cooling reqs for flashDIMMs. Maybe even these 128GiB sticks will have some impressive heatsinks around them like some LRDIMMs do.

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