OpenSPARC Internals

A really good source of in-depth informations about the UltraSPARC Tx processor line: OpenSPARC Internals. It´s available as a pdf-book for free after registration.

links for 2008-11-06

2004 Fire Publications - FK-5-1-12 Performance Characteristics: Recent Developments. (tags: fire suppressant) Zieht AMD den neuen Phenom auf November 2008 vor? - Planet 3DNow! - Das Online-Magazin für den AMD-User...

Mysql on SSD benchmarked ...

Roger Bitar did some really interesting benchmarks with mysql on SSD. In his benchmarks he artificially constrained the availability of memory for the mysql buffers (aka cache): We choose to...

Obama

I think, the people in the US made the correct choice last night. Congratulations! In my opionion Barack Obama has all the basics to be a great president. Let´s give...

Yet another 787 delay

Okay, this starts to get ridiclious. Boeing announced another delay in the 787 program according to this article. The first flight is rescheduled to next year and they didn´t announced...

Fujitsu-Siemens joint-venture is history

Reuters writes in Fujitsu to buy Siemens stake in PC joint venture: Japanese electronics conglomerate Fujitsu Ltd will buy Siemens AG's 50 percent stake in their computer joint venture for...

SSDs for Mysql

The usage of SSDs has an really big impact on the performance of mysl. Kazuho Oku wrote about his experiences with the Intel X25-M ssd in “Benchmarking SSD for MySQL”....

links for 2008-11-03

Exploring Scalable Data Processing with Apache Hadoop (tags: programming mapreduce hadoop article apache)

25 Jahre c't

Dieser Tage ist die c’t 25 Jahre alt geworden. Auch aus meiner Richtung ein “Herzlichen Glückwunsch!” nach Hannover. Ich bin zwar immer noch der Meinung das die c’t nicht mehr...

Esquire endorses Obama

The Esquire endorses Obama for president and explains its endorsement in an really striking way: [...] Bushism must be ripped out, root and branch, everywhere it has been established, or...

Sp ... Sp ... Spongebob ??????

Soeben in der elterlichen Küche entdeckt…. (das sind viereckige Seelachsfilets … kopfschuettel)

links for 2008-11-02

ZFS Crypto update - darren_moffat@blog (tags: zfs crypto) zdb: Examining ZFS At Point-Blank Range - The Blog of Ben Rockwood (tags: zfs sysadmin solaris)

Mark Papermaster

There was much hassle in the media about the part-time job of Andy at his new company. I think IBM has a bigger problem: It looks like they will totally...

Domino Day 2008

Hmmm … in den letzten Tagen gesehen, das RTL wieder einen Domino Day in 2008 plant (10. November). Ich dachte der Domino Day liefe schon das ganze letzte halbe Jahr...

Something strange with the EMC Symmetrix DMX4

There is something really strange in the numbers for the EMC Symmetrix DMX4. A colleague gave me this hint. Just look on the specification sheet. They state on page 2...

links for 2008-11-01

The SHA-3 lounge (tags: security hash cryptography crypto computers)

LRBL

There is a new requirement from the FAA. Any airplane certified after the 28 November has to have a desginated LRBL. It´s one of this security theater things from my...

Solaris 10 10/08 - out now

The download page has changed, so you can download it now at the usual locations at the sun website

What´s new in Solaris 10 10/08 (also known as Update 6)

The “What´s new in What’s New in the Solaris 10 10/08 Release” document is online at docs.sun.com. Thus you can get an overview what you can expect from the next...

links for 2008-10-31

Oracle parallel query performance on a T5140 - The herbal guide to holistic troubleshooting (tags: solaris oracle) the storage anarchist: 1.028: benchmarketing. badly. About benchmarketing in storage. Albeit heavily biased...