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Stop trying to make The Machine happen, HPE. It's not going to happen

Bed time stories...

There is a trilogy I read to my kid every night, the machine, memristor and gen-z. Asimov couldn't of done better.

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Re: Bed time stories...

I'm sure he could have

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I'm sure

The SGI tech HP acquired when they bought SGI will play a big role. Probably much bigger than the machine stuff.

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Re: I'm sure

How much of SGI (people, places, things) was left by the time HPE bought them?

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Are they getting their ideas from TV?

Samaritan is the evil one you know...

And yes, we know that we are being watched by all sorts of TLA/FLA agencies.

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... early space race, which saw Russia launch its Sputnik satellite ...

A nitpick here. Sputnik was designed, built, and launched by the USSR, not Russia. The distinction is important: most of the USSR's rocketry design and manufacturing was based in Ukraine; the launch pad was in Kazakhstan; the orbital vehicle (and later manned vehicles) were mostly designed and built in Russia; a lot of later orbital science work was prepared in the three Baltic republics.

Just because Russia became the legal successor to the Soviet Union, and managed to hang on to the most destructive parts of its legacy, both in terms or the artifacts and the mindset, does not mean we should ignore the others when we talk about the history of the space race. Until a better term comes along, let's stick to the USSR, shall we?

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Re: ... early space race, which saw Russia launch its Sputnik satellite ...

Fair point - now changed. Don't forget to email corrections@theregister.co.uk so we can fix up stuff straight away rather via reading the comments a day later.

C.

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"These computers will be so powerful, they could each catalogue an iTunes music folder in less than ten minutes."

Oh, brave new world...

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Unfathomable power!

>> These computers will be so powerful, they could each catalogue an iTunes music folder in less than ten minutes.

Inconceivable, who would have thought this would one day be possible 15 years ago.

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Re: Unfathomable power!

@JS

.... " I do not think that means what you think it means ....."

(Its Friday, and well, fun.)

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iTunes

>>These computers will be so powerful, they could each catalogue an iTunes music folder in less than ten minutes.

I think you'll get an invite from Tim this year ;-)

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National Security

So they're trying to build the best John the Ripper or Reaver machine?

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To be honest, the latest PR I've heard from people claiming to speak for HPE say it is all about having non-volitile memory. Presumably for non-HPE jobs this would be something cheaper than DRAM, but I'm sure it will be more expensive once somebody trots out the magic word "enterprise".

In this new form, it should basically be a drop in replacement for normal devices. Just less likely to suffer certain failures (assuming they use DRAM as a write-through cache). Expect things to be relatively simple until PHBs decide to remove code that can't fail due to the "machine's" new ideal memory.

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It happened

They called it the mainframe

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I've lost count of the times that I've told 'partners' from HPE that I don't give a shit about The Machine. They never seem to believe me though. Apollo, I like. The Machine is boring - it's just a future-washing of todays technology - but there's nothing really futuristic about it.

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