Recommended listening: Diary of Dreams - Nekrolog 43

After my recommendation for the Amy MacDonalds album i´ve got some question from friends what´s had happen to my usal favourite music. Nothing, my dears, nothing. I just extended my...

Sun X4600M2 vs HP ProLiant DL785 G5 revisited

I further digged down into the topic of the seemingly vastly slower HP Proliant 785 G5 when compared with a Sun X4600M2. In some discussions colleagues told me: You have...

links for 2008-12-13

5.99 clocks per byte in C++! | The Skein Hash Function Family (tags: cryptography skein)

My first Sony ...

Inspired by local, i searched for a really old device, and i found it … Sony HitBit 75B. My first computer. It wasn´t the first one i used. That was...

Extreme Overclocking of an AMD Phenom II

There is an interesting report at xtremesystems.org with some photos about overclocking an AMD Phenom II to almost 6.3 GHz. Okay … you need liquid nitrogen to do so, so...

Memory wall? Pin Wall!

There is some discussion about many-cores hitting a “memory wall”. Robin Harris writes about it in his article Many-cores hit the memory wall. But i think most of this article...

Opensolaris at Heise

Nice … Opensolaris on the home page of Heise.de, one of the largest IT-news portals in germany:

I´m a little bit upset ...

Okay … the headline was my yearly “vast understatement”. I´m really pissed off. I got out of bed at 04:30. Walked to my urban train station to airport at 05:15....

Opensolaris 2008.11 launch event at 9am PST

At 9am PST on opensolaris.com.

Official announcement of OpenSolaris 2008.11

The .iso´s for OpenSolaris 2008.11 are available for download now for a few days, but today we had the official announcement: Sun Microsystems Launches Latest Version of OpenSolaris; Unveils Time...

PR-Probleme ...

Es kursieren ja viele Scherze ueber chinesische Schriftzeichen-Tattoos, die bei Chinesen nur zu lauten Gelächter führen, weil der des Chinesischen unkundige Träger nicht weiss, das sein Bein üble Beleidigungen über...

HHOSUG

Nachdem ich jetzt einige Antworten bekommen, habe ich mich entschlossen, das mit der Hamburger (Open)Solaris User Group durchzuziehen. Mehr in den nächsten Tagen und für jedewede Unterstützung waere ich sehr...

8 socket benchmarking revisited

The fight for the best 8 socket benchmark in SAP is in it´s second round. In the left corner … HP “the inventing garage” ProLiant DL785 G5 with an fighting...

Airbus Auto Brake

Many people in flight communities say “Don´t compare your MS Flight Simulator experiences with real flying” and they are correct about that. But sometimes i have the strange feeling that...

Sun servers shanghaied ...

Our servers are now available with the new AMD chips (codenamed Shanghai): Sun x64 Servers with New Quad-Core AMD Opteron Processors Boost Performance Up to 35 Percent for Enterprise, HPC...

Support for encrypted lofi devices

With the integration of the code developed for PSARC 2007/001 Opensolaris supports encrypted lofi devices: The lofi(7D) driver will gain the ability to encrypt/decrypt the raw blocks. This provides parity...

A more sane comment about Suns future

Interesting comment about Suns future at the Enterprise Storage Form - Sun May Surprise Its Critics: The truth is that Sun has much more time than the urgent tone of...

links for 2008-12-09

Oracle prices themselves out - Another guy named Mike (tags: oracle)

Hamburg (Open)solaris User Group

Ich fange ja so langsam an, meine Vorsaetze fuers nächste Jahr zusammenzustellen. Einfach mal die Dinge zu sammeln, die ich nächstes Jahr vor habe. Ein ganz wesentliches Ding rotiert da...

Storage market in the third quarter of 2008

The IDC Worldwide Disk Storage Systems Quarterly Tracker report for the third quarter of 2008 showed an positive development for Sun. The Register reports: Although Sun is listed by IDC...