Solaris Optimizations for Xeon

Nice whitepaper about the optimizations made in Solaris to run on Xeon based systems : Solaris OS on Xeon Processor-Based Systems

New Oracle Pricing

The Oracle DB got even more expensive as stated in the new pricelist (dated June 16, 2008): From $15,000 for the Standard Edition, $40,000 for the Enterprise Edition and $20,000...

Insults

I know some of the people, which were temporaely relocated to Airbus in Toulouse, and i know they work really hard for their money. So i have no grasp for...

The new mainframe from Sun: The Sun Fire X4450

In case you didn´t know it: Sun has a mainframe in it´s product line up. The system is called Sun Fire X4450. This is not a joke … really. Okay,...

Announced at ISC´08: Sun Blade X6450 and Datacenter Switch 3x24

We did two hardware announcement in Dresden this year. At first we presented a new blade, the Sun Blade X6450 Server Module. It´s a blade for the Sun Blade 6000...

TACC Ranger on #4 of Top 500 list

The TACC Ranger Supercomputer based on Sun´s Constellation system made a fourth rank on the top 500 supercomputers list. Additionally it´s the most powerful system in the list purely based...

Critical internet infrastructure hacked

Craig Wright was able to hack into a leading brand of a really critical part of the internet: A Jura F90 with the Jura Internet Connection Kit. And the effects...

links for 2008-06-18

BigAdmin Feature Article: Case Study: Using DTrace and truss in the Solaris 10 OS (tags: DTrace truss Solaris admin) Ordentlich reingehauen: Nahles Natterngezuecht Guter Text beim Rationalstuermer: "Irgendwie werde ich...

Horrible death

An aircraft mechanic died yesterday a really horrible death as reported by www.aero-news.net - Mechanic Dies In Engine Accident On Tenerife: An aircraft mechanic working on the engine of an...

Nachwuchssorgen

Kein wunder, das es mit der politischen Kaste und damit unserem Land irgendwie nur noch bergab geht. Bei dem Nachwuchs ist das kein wunder - Bombendrohung durch CSU-Mann: Die Flughafenpolizei...

Seagull

Das Maskottchen von Openoffice beim Baden:

Flugangst - Geistiges Klarkommen

Nun hat man sich also ein Ziel gesetzt. Man will fliegen. Es ist der erste Schritt und jede Reise beginnt mit einem solchen. Doch im Flugzeug sitzt man damit noch...

Public Private Partnership

Ein gutes Interview ueber die zunehmende Zerprivatisierung unseres Landes - PPP-Public Private Partnership oder Privat macht Public Pleite?: Extrem sozialschädlich für unsere Gesellschaft sind sicherlich die Privatisierungen im Schulbereich, da...

Comments

My blog had some problems with the comment function in the last few days. I assume a problem with the gateway to Akismet and configured the system differently. The comments...

Weekend

Back from Toulouse … i´ve used the two hours in the plane for writing some notes about it. I had a really good weekend. The inner city of Toulouse on...

Small World

I´m visiting friends in Toulouse at the moment. With the flight of Toulouse the distance of the flight since 2005 (plus a few flights before my fear of flying) adds...

Reading the IBM TPC-C benchmark.

I´ve use the time on the flight to Toulouse to read the full disclosure of the recent TPC-C announcement. There are some interesting findings in it (beside the fact, they´ve...

Yet another interesting, but meaningless benchmark by IBM

I really think this is benchmarketing at full throttle. IBM published an new TPC-C record for non-clustered systems. Okay, TPC-C is meaningless, but it´s fun to read the disclosures. Before...

Strange math

Many intelligent people work at IBM. I know some of them. So i have some difficulties to understand such blog postings like this one. Mr. Pearson touts in “Yes, Jon,...

Boeing 787 - first power on

The Flight Blogger reports in this article that the first power-on testing of the 787 had started. Interestingly this is one month after the planed delivery based on the original...