* Posts by ToddRundgrensUtopia

119 posts • joined 8 Feb 2017


How big is the UK space industry? It hauled in £14.8bn for 2016/2017 – report


Re: Space Ducks!

Between your Ears

Colour us shocked: Google in €50m GDPR fine appeal bombshell


Re: Did Microsft pulled Windows when if was forced to offer the ballot and open up interoperability?

"The majority of end users are likely to see the French ruling as the problem rather than Google..."

Are they really?

Oxford University reportedly turns off its Huawei money tap


Re: Put up or Shut up

I guess you don't follow Brexit Mickey

Cray will realise 'substantial' loss. But Shasta minute, folks, big iron market will pick up


Re: $240m will only help if the "activists" stay away

Cray goes bust every 10-15 years. SGI the same., but the US gov will make sure they remain viable.

Ministry of Justice abandons key plank of £280m IT project


Don't blame the salesman. Don't blame the senior guy who doesn't understand it,but blame the "IT" guy below him who wants to make his name.


No the hard bit is the civil service and IT. Always a common denominator for useless and wasteful

Brexit-dodging SCISYS Brits find Galileo joy in Dublin


Re: != Brexit dodging

"it's hard not to conclude that many politicians are utter, hopeless imbeciles."

It's not hard at all.


Re: != Brexit dodging

Demersal fish aren't like pelagic species, they don't swim hundreds of miles per day, they stay at the bottom looking for worms


Re: != Brexit dodging

The Commissioners don't pay any tax at all; how is that a defendable position?


Re: "Can you imagine..allowing Huawei to build..IT infrastructure..as they got a PO box in Bogner?"

Correct the MOD are the dumbest of the dumb, ...every time


Re: != Brexit dodging

Could it be because the EU commission are spiteful gits and don't care what happens as long as the Grand Project is maintained. Why anyone would wish to rejoin such a sham I will never know.


Re: != Brexit dodging

Peoples Vote, oh dear. If you believe in democracy it's a price worth paying and if you don't keep paying JC Drunker and friends and asking for referenda until you get the answer that you and Tony Blair want.

DXC Technology turns to BT Security to nab its infosec bossman


HPE, DXC and BT, wow!

Amazon's homegrown 2.3GHz 64-bit Graviton processor was very nearly an AMD Arm CPU


Re: Let's recall the other definition of MIPS

I'd like to think Amazon are serious about supporting ARM. But designing chips is not their core business,

Correct that's why they bought a company that does design CPUs.


Re: Interesting comparison...

Peter Gathercole

I had assumed they meant it wasn't capable of working in a dual CPU configuration, i.e. no coherent CPU - CPU interface. It must be NUMA on chip as they talk about 4 x 4core clusters, yes?

GDPR USA? 'A year ago, hell no ... More people are open to it now' – House Rep says EU-like law may be mulled


Re: Inquiring minds

Big John

Why should they change it? There is no reason why all privacy regimes should be the same.


@Barrie Shepherd

You will be safer Barrie because companies will be forced to improve, both security and the ability to identify records after a breach. This will happen as companies really are scared of massive fines.

Intel peddles latest Xeon CPUs – E-series and 48-core Cascade Lake AP – to soothe epyc mygrayne


Re: 6 cores vs 32 ??

@ Duncan McDonald.

It said 48 cores for the Cascade Lake thingy!

Memo to Mark Sedwill: Here's how to reboot government IT


Re: IBM?

IBM and the University of Bradford, you couldn't make it up!

Official: IBM to gobble Red Hat for $34bn – yes, the enterprise Linux biz


Surely its hello CentOS?


Re: At least is isnt oracle or M$

The OS is from Linus and chums, Redhat adds a few storage bits and some Redhat logos and erm.......


You don't really think banks will change from x86 to Power because IBM has bought RedHat do you?

Violin Systems gnaws off X-IO Technologies' storage arm


It would be nice if the author explained the differences between the Violin and X-IO arrays? Also what is the Axellio "hot box" technology?

Sun billionaire Khosla discovers life's a beach after US Supreme Court refuses to hear him out


Weren't the purple boxes SGI?

Cloudera and MongoDB execs: Time is running out for legacy vendors


Re: The SQL Empire Strikes Back

or Mathew O'Keefe?

Arm debuts CPU roadmap for the first time, sort of


Advanced Risc Machines

Home Office seeks Brexit tech boss – but doesn't splash the cash


Of course it will work. Crapita aren't involved

Swan dive: Intel shares dip under interim CEO Bob as 10nm processor woes worry Wall Street



@ Tom 64

I did that 15 years ago when AMD's Opteron was the best server chip by miles, so I bought AMD and sold Intel. AMD stock went down and Intel's went up. 2 -3 years later when the first P3 Xeons came out and delivered better Price/performance that Opteron the stocks reversed and I lost again.

Either Wall Street knows nothing or they know everything, they just tell you or I, ever.

I predict a riot: Amazon UK chief foresees 'civil unrest' for no-deal Brexit

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EU plans for domestic exascale supercomputer chips: A RISC-y business


Re: I'm a little skeptical about this kind of industrial policy...

@ David Lester.

"Historically, since custom Mainframes died, that's always meant using Intel processors."

No quite right. Contemporary with mainframes we had bespoke supers from Cray, CDC, NEC and IBM SP2/3. Post those we had oddities like Thinking Machines, ELIXI and then the first ccNUMA super from Convex, which you can still today as an HP something or other. Then just before we got to Intel based clusters, we had DEC Alpha as the main HPC cluster processor of choice. Once Intel developed the PentiumPRO there was only going to be one $/flop winner and that was x86.

On the stock component side, you can't use Ethernet, due to latency and so the cost is in the interconnect, such as Infiniband, (which is by far the biggest). Earlier high speed low latency interconnects included, SCI and Myrinet.


@ david Lester. well said. You won't get to Exascale with ARM or Intel based CPUs, you need large numbers of GPGPUs and the last time I looked they were made by Nvidia and AMD!


Re: We can watch if from the UK

@AC I'm sure plasma physics, (weapons simulation), is a hug e part of most HPC. Most in the UK would be done at AWE on there own cluster and shared memory systems. It's the same in France, (can't remember the facility, but it's off the perpiherique, not far from Orly). Most HPC, (particle physics and bioinformatics are not in my view HPC, but are instead massively parallel), clusters are used for CFD, (e.g. everything we make either holds a gas or liquid or has a gas or liquid moving over it or through it), and various computational chemistry problems, such as density functional theory.

An $18m supercomputer to simulate brains of mice in the land of Swiss cheese. How apt, HPE


Re: White mice or brown mice?

Brown mice is healthier to eat


Re: Is it legitimate to ask


The giraffes laryngeal nerve suggests either natural selection or a crap designer



"Can I hang coats in it"

You can if you wish

Nissan 'fesses up to fudging emissions data


Re: Will they be Fined?


I'd be very surprised if VW sell fewer diesels in Germany than they do in the USA. VW is part owned by the Government of Lower Saxony, (or something similar), so you are fining yourself.

Galileo, here we go again. My my, the Brits are gonna miss EU


Re: Minister for Defence Procurement, Guto Bebb

Both Guto and Bebb are welsh!


Re: HS2 and the Galileo replacement

Because Webby babe, we were told bad things would happen as soon as we voted to leave. I assume that isn't too difficult for you either?


Re: Fgs

No, but you see people from Glasgow and Bouremouth buying their petrol locally when it's produced in Pembrokeshire or Merseyside. Your green beans, usually come from Egypt, Spain, Peru or central america, where is the sense in that from your logic? Oh and when we leave those said beans will be CHEAPER to buy as not covered by the CAP, which fucks over third world producers for EU farmers, nice!

Monday: Intel touts 28-core desktop CPU. Tuesday: AMD turns Threadripper up to 32


Can anyone explain more about AMD's inter-die fabric? How fast and what are the latencies between each die and between level, 1, 2 and 3 caches?

Visa Europe fscks up Friday night with other GDPR: 'God Dammit, Payment Refused'


Re: Cashless society

Archtech are you John McDonnel in disguise?

The glorious uncertainty: Backup world is having a GDPR moment


One law does not trump another, so HMRC is a lawful basis for keeping/processing personal data

Beardy Branson: Wacky hyperloop tube maglev cheaper than railways


Re: The odd bridge

Yes but its not 14000 between London, Birmingham and Manchester is it?

Zuckerberg gets a night off: Much-hyped Euro grilling was all smoke, absolutely no heat


I thought the Senate "interrogation" was crap, but this EU parliament fiasco was worse. Don't you think Tanjani is an FB believer?


An utter waste of time. Thank god we leaving this useful political edifice.

10 social networks ignored UK government consultations


Re: mystery

Ole Juul,

Yes no one in cabinet with any technical background at all, (not IT), no engineers, physicists, just economists, lawyers and history grads, (oh and May was a pebble counter). The last labour gov' was the same; what hope do we have?


Re: Be interesting to see who did turn up, would it not?

60million people versus 490million It's not a playground fight John, then again ......

Microsoft's most popular SQL Server product of all time runs on Linux


Re: Microsoft was regularly using Unix by 1982...

Hugo, they owned Xenix, which was a early Lunix port. From memory they never implemented record locking, so it didn't attract that many customers. Nortel in Hemel Hempstead (Northern Telecom in those days) built a 16bit (can't remember the name of Intel's 16bit bus architecture that competed with VersaBus and VME), Xenix system in the early 80s. 16MHz 8086 CPU I seam to recall.

Industry whispers: Qualcomm mulls Arm server processor exit


Re: Why should ARM Holdings help?


I think your £5 per server chip is out by a couple of orders of magnitude. For something that competes on power/watt with Intel, they cab charge £500 and be very very competitive with Xeon. Two problems remain however, a) how much does the server motherboard cost and b) where are the applications outside of webservers?

Equifax reveals full horror of that monstrous cyber-heist of its servers


Re: And how...

It's possible from the 25th May, yes. One of the basic tenets of the GDPR


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