Ikea what you did there...
2111 posts • joined 26 Aug 2016
Re: Speaking of outdated kit
>there wasn't even a Pentium 4 non-desktop CPU
I had one in an IBM T20. It was unfeasibly slow, I'd start the boot process and head over to the canteen to buy a coffee instead of waiting for it...
The next machine work gave me was a Dell D620 with a Core 2 Duo, it felt soooo fast!
But it still happens – and is so commonplace, the biz's HR department has a set of procedures for dealing with such situations.
Surely any organisation the size of Intel would have procedures for this kind of thing*. It'd be much worse to invent policy on the hoof.
*My employer does, you can even enter employee relationships into a system alongside declaring other things like gifts from vendors, interests in other businesses etc.
The department today handed Capita yet another contract, this time to run its fire and rescue services – covering 2,200 staff at 78 defence fire stations worldwide
Poor firefighters, after years of putting their lives on the line for their colleagues and country they get dumped into Capita...
Have a pint to say thanks for all your work and lives saved -->
Re: Seems to have affected Zen Internet too
Also from the link you gave ... "Fibre spicing engineers have arrived at the site and will begin work shortly."
Hopefully they have brought the correct mix of spices. Curry usually provides a very fast throughput.
LOL, a virtual pint to go with your curry
Cray is marketing the L300F to the leadership class of supercomputing environments. With its performance numbers, it wouldn't stand much chance in business data centres compared to NVMe drive arrays and NVMe-oF-accessed arrays.
Modern large HPC shops have many PB of disc in use; the cost of migrating that to NVMe would presumably be massive.
A UK customer found E8’s storage, used with Spectrum Scale (GPFS), enabled it to accelerate its genomics processing 100X, from 10 hours per genome to 10 genomes per hour. The E8 array was used as a fast storage tier and scratch space.
An 100X increase in throughput sounds too good to be true. Are there any details on what they actually did? I checked E8's website, but nothing leapt out.
We'll most likely pick France or Germany
Me, I'd go for Ireland. Cheap, an economy more likely to succeed than strike-ridden France, and a much nicer place to work than Germany.
Ireland offers what Britain did up until recently: EU membership, native English speaking, a timezone that kind of works for the America and Asia.
In other news, Rolls-Royce announced this morning it is shedding 4,600 jobs. The company has been struggling with faults in its Trent 1000 engines, which power certain models of the Boeing 787 Dreamliner.
Clicking through to the Reuters article, the RR share price has shot up after the news came out :(
Why did they leave?
Because they felt that the British people told them to go back home.
Because, 2 years after the vote, they still don't have any assurance about the rights they will have once Brexit is in effect.
Anecdotally, the last two people we've had start work here were EU citizens working in Cambridge before and said the above. They didn't mention salaries, but they're probably happy they're earning more than the poor pay for technical people in the UK.
Re: Bone-breaking falls
Getting some poorly paid PhD student to pretend to fall over a lot is unlikely to work either, since real falls don't look anything like pretend falls.
Also, a 20 something student is also going to have a very different gait and lifestyle to a middle-aged Parkinson's patient.
Not surprisingly too, only a small majority wanted an AI to replace a teacher, lawyer, shrink or doctor.
On the other hand, cancer drug treatments decided on by a machine are an excellent example of where machine learning is very handy. It's impossible for a human to comprehend the mutlivariate data generated by modern profiling (think a five figure number of variables) so a computer is the only way to do it.
Cornwall Airport always seems to give the impression that it might die as the traffic is very volatile. For a long time they had flights to Dublin with no codeshare, which wasn't good as it meant that you'd have to chance it or go to Heathrow for a connecting flight.
Sadly the RAF choppers have moved out -->