At last: Sun Fire X4140 and X4440

Sun introduced the Sun Fire X4140 and X4440 today.The X4140 is dual socket 1 RU server with up to 8 internal disks: But the X4440 is even more interesting. We...

links for 2008-04-15

Sun, Solaris, and a new chance to shine | The Open Road - The Business and Politics of Open Source by Matt Asay - CNET Blogs (tags: Sun Solaris) Hunderttausende...

Paul Murphy about UltraSPARC T2plus

As usual Paul brings an interesting perspective into discussion: On the other hand.. the way the processors are coupled - done by replacing the the T2’s on board 10Gbyte facility...

Location-aware Twitter for the iPhone: Twinkle

I revived my twitter account a few days ago, whe i discovered, that my prefered feedreader (Netnewswire) is capable of sending URLs to twitter with a single command. So i...

Is hypervisor based virtualisation the correct way?

I thought a little bit about virtualisation this weekend after some interesting comments of a customer about his experiences with virtualisation. Are hypervisor based virtualisation mechanisms really the way to...

Wisdom of the day: About Opensource

This quote found at Dave Edstrom´s blog made my day … "There are two types of users - those who are ready to spend a lot of time in order...

"Real" Grid Computing

My brother is consultant for increasing the energy efficency of buildings. Not long ago i had an interesting discussion with him: In IT we use the example of the electricity...

A system in crisis

A really interesting presentation about the economy of materials - The Story of Stuff:

links for 2008-04-13

Memo to Petraeus About the usage of language (tags: awesome)

On market trends

I´ve thought a little bit about prediction of market trends. There is a large plethora of companies making a living out of predicting the next big thing. I find this...

Flag-day for ZFS boot support

The support for booting from ZFS had it´s flag day yesterday. It looks like this will appear in build 88 for x86 and SPARC. I hope this find it´s way...

What's New in the Solaris 10 5/08 Release?

The next release of Solaris 10 is imminent. As the Sun website states: Solaris 10 5/08 will be available for download on 4/16/08. So it may be interesting to you,...

Do not walk over the apron

Processes on the apron of an airport are really tight … yesterday i´ve got aware of this fact again. Yesterday evening i´ve took the plane to Hamburg, Gate 22 in...

UltraSPARC T2+ Scaling

Stefan Hinker looks to an interesting fact in regard of our new UltraSPARC T2+ systems:They are scaling really well.  Benchmark T5x20 T5x40 Skalierung SPECint_rate2006  78.5  157 x2  SPECfp_rate2006  62.3  119...

Last preso of the week

Well, let´s call this a somewhat tough week. My virtualisation preso today was really good. Many good questions and good feedback. I´m sitting in the FTL lounge in MUC now...

@home @last

I´m at home. At last. This was really a day to make two of it and still having some spare hours. It began with sleeping really bad last night. Looked...

links for 2008-04-10

RAS in the T5140 and T5240 Interesting informations about RAS and our new systems (tags: UltraSPARCT2+ Sun RAS)

Being partisan

Sometimes it´s really easy to see, if a writer is partisan. Okay, i´m pro-sun … that´s obvious and i´m admitting that. Hey, i´m working for Sun. But i saw a...

Only fly-fishing?

A really interesting reflection in the sunglasses of Dick Cheney ;) (found via fefe)

Podcasting presentation

This was the presentation i´ve finalized on this weekend. It was intended for an internal audience in Germany to introduce the idea of podcasting to them in the context of...