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* Posts by ToddRundgrensUtopia

59 posts • joined 8 Feb 2017

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UK consumer help bloke Martin Lewis is suing Facebook over fake ads

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Yawn

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HPE donates 3 mini-supercomputers to UK universities boning up on Arm

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Re: The interesting question is did they ask anyone who said no thanks!

I'm afraid they swings dicks in Universities too. They will find space and power it, so they can get their name on the Top500 list. I remember UCL splitting an SMP system between two data centers and wondering why it ran like a dead dog.

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It's a test environment for HPC on ARM. You need to port the applications first, so no pint in spending millions on a massive ARM system when naff will run on it today.

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Latest F-35 flight tests finish – and US stops accepting new jets

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it's called socialism

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Airbus plans beds in passenger plane cargo holds

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Re: Glossing a commercial turd

Didn't they say A330 and maybe A350, nothing about A380?

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How life started on Earth: Sulfur dioxide builds up, volcanoes blow, job done – boffins

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Yep must have been God after all

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Facebook supremo Mark Zuckerberg has flunky tell UK MPs: Nope, he's sending someone else

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Re: Rule Britannia!

Dr Bore yawn

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Galileo, Galileo, Galileo, off you go: Snout of UK space forcibly removed from EU satellite trough

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Re: The Swiss are in it

Free of un-elected bureaucrats. That's a starter for me

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Re: The Swiss are in it

No because Brussels is vindictive. More proof we are better out than in.

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Cambridge Analytica CEO suspended – and that's not even the worst news for them today

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Re: Murky water

Proof that young people are thick whilst at University then grow up and vote Tory

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Re: What I don't understand

"targeted propaganda" Tom? Don't fall into the trap it's different

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Re: Help

I can confirm, (and I didn't want to believe it), that Jacob is an unbelievably nice bloke

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Re: OK, that's it!

So who are you suggesting from the Brexit side employed Mt Nix and Co?

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HPE to cut technician jobs as field work outsourced to Unisys

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Re: Three-legged stool, and then more chopping?

3 legs still, but no balls

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Europe plans special tax for Google, Apple, Facebook, Amazon

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Re: Why?

A customs union would be the very worst of all possible outcomes for the UK economy in the long term. No way of making trading deals with anyone else and controlled by the slowest growing economy on the planet, the EU. Only a knucklehead aka Corbyn, Soubry or ex bureaucrat with an EU pension, e.g. Mandelson, and all members of the Kinnock gang, could possibly thinks its a winner.

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Europe to spend €1bn on supercomputers and big data infrastructure

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God I hope they do.

This european angle though suggests ARM cores instead of x86......maybe.

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Re: Why?

The large scale machines whether in the UK, HecTor, EU, (Paderborn), or USA research labs are doing fundamental research, in chemistry, material science, CFD, structural analysis and bioscience, which from time to time delivers something useful. They are also used by a few clever academics who have written code good enough to be able to make use of them. In my opinion well worth the investment

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Samsung topples Intel as semiconductor top dog, but lead 'literally built on sand'

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Not unless they buy the only other IA86 licensee, AMD.

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HPE CEO Meg Whitman QUITS, MAN! Neri to replace chief exec in Feb

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Re: Proud?

I think Jonathan Swartz was mainly responsible for destroying Sun. McNeally took it from technical workstation and file server player to enterprise darling when he bought CS64 from Cray, (as it was being bought be SGI) and renamed it the Enterprise 10,000. eBay were one of the early adopters on a grand scale

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Brit moron tried buying a car bomb on dark web, posted it to his address. Now he's screwed

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Re: er...

Most acts of terrorism are committed by muslims. i.e. they believe that there is only one true religion and way of life and all should follow it or should not exist. Roman catholics used to do the same thing, so give Islam another 50 years, (hopefully we wont need 700 years), and they might grow up and realise religions are fairly silly things to follow.

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Re: er...

I may be wrong, but I thought all Singhs are Sihks. I however missed "Singh" in the Registers article, I did see it in other journals. I also do not see a "top knot" in this article which again to me would say Sikh.

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Superdome X gets pumped on Skylake to become Superdome Flex

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Re: Superdome in name only

Having checked again, it's a Superdome blade design, so the RAS stuff from Superdome, but using the SGI interconnect instead of carrying on development of the Superdome, (dragonhawk), ccNUMA chipset.

Certainly makes sense to concentrate on one.

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Re: Which technology is used to combine the individual servers?

It can't be PCIe as it's not cache coherent. SGI's is NUMAlink and Convex licensed chips from Dolphin Interconnect (Norwegian firm). Think Intel's QPI but over many more nodes.

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Re: Superdome in name only

To the Onyx city

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Re: Superdome in name only

Follow the Indigo road

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Re: Superdome in name only

That would be a Challenge Korev

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Re: I've been

Alistair,

There is a much cheaper option for running large in memory workloads such as Hanna and it doesn't come from a company that might not be here in 5 years time.

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Re: Superdome in name only

I don't think it is an SGI UV. They were dual socket chassis with NumaLinks between. This is a modular Superdome, (originally Convex), which is a ccNUMA like SGI UV, but with much wider memory bandwidth and therefore much more expensive.

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HPE HQ to leave Palo Alto birthplace as it 'consolidates' offices

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Dear Mug,

Well done for accelerating the trashing of a once great company and getting paid shedloads for. You and your execs still believe you are doing a good job because no one dares tell you the clothes you wear are invisible.

You don't produce anything that I can't buy from someone else and for less money.

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What's HPE Next? Now it's unemployment for 'thousands' of staff

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Re: In a nutshell

@AC

You may be right that HPE are getting rid of the fat middle bit, but fundamentally what are the good reasons to buy HPE:

1. Best x86 servers, (no better than Lenovo, Dell, Supermicro, etc) and alienate by charging for LOM BIOS on-going support

2. HPC is tiny, awkward and zero margin. NB How many SGI clusters can NASA buy each year

3. Superdome, (tiny market, although very profitable

4. Cloud providers go with minimalist design from the Chinese ODMs

5. Storage, decent product set, but nothing amazing. Competition from low cost x86 based object stores drives down margins

It's a slow, maybe very slow road to extinction. HPE The Eastman Kodak of enterprise IT

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@Mark85

Sadly western business apart from Germany and few private companies.

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Beware the GDPR 'no win, no fee ambulance chasers' – experts

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Re: A good thing too

Perhaps you have a stupid friend

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Re: A good thing too

Democracy,

Make our own laws

Security

Trade with the growth regions, (which isn't Europe)

Guy Verhofstadt

Junker

Clegg

All Libdems

Martin Selmayr

JCB

Dyson

SMEs (who employ most people in the UK)

is that OK for now?

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Re: A good thing too

An awful lot of us do

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BAE confirms it is slashing 2,000 jobs

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Re: Streamlining and de-layering

No Andy103,

I think de-layering means, removal of middle management, which generally should be a positive. Remember before Woodburn BAE was run along the lines of a government department, so lots of Sir Humphreys. Woodburn came from Schlumberger I think.

sad there are redundancies, but the CEO isn't automatically an arse

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Ex-Intel boss Paul Otellini dead at age 66

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Read my lips there is no 64bit Xeon

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HPE showers trios of storage boxes and servers on SMEs

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Thanks for the news, but who cares what HPE is doing?

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Achievement unlocked: Tesla boosts batteries for Irma refugees

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Re: additional battery capacity

"Is that likely? or do you mean failed update means no boot?"

Do you mean trunk?

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ASUS smoking hashes with 19-GPU, 24,000-core motherboard

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Re: But...

Can it run Crysis?

Not heard that one before

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Horsemen of the disk-drive apocalypse will ride upon 256TB SSDs

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Stop buying from HPE then

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IBM CIO leaves for AWS – and Big Blue flings sueball to stop him

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Re: Pretty sure he knows nothing...

No, he prefers vi

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Meg Whitman OUT at HP ...Inc

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I think you mean ebay

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Slapping crap bosses just got cheaper: Blighty's Supreme Court nixes tribunal fees

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Re: only if you ignore UNISON

Or a head of the CPC that isn't a champagne socialist

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Virgin Trains dodges smack from ICO: CCTV pics of Corbyn were OK

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Is wolfetone really Wolfie Smith?

Corbyn, McDonnel and McCluskey in power heaven help us

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HPE PointNext globo boss grilled by El Reg

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"so I am talking to the customer about how you enrich the retail store experience with Wi-Fi and location services so that they can provide new experiences to the customers."

Or put another way, we will try sell something even if it's of tenuous benefit with a zero cost benefit analysis. HPE-RIP

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Cabinet Office minister Gummer loses seat as Tory gamble backfires

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Re: Well look on the bright side

That would Timmy Farron

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HPE's cloud server wasting away on low calorie Microsoft sales

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HPE versus IBM, who dies first?

Who will die first, HPE or IBM?

Sad state, but the nonsense that escapes from the mouths of there respective CEOs is truly alarming. Its like the Emperor's new clothes and Megybabe and Gini look b****k naked to me.

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Posting in an EPYC thread: AMD renames Xeon-bashing Naples

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Hmm, Intel is generally double the performance of AMD for FP, but not integer, so it will probably depend on your application area. Racing cars and planes Intel, Life sciences maybe AMD

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Dell EMC World: 14G servers are going to be great and... that's about all we can say

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One interesting thing about Skylake is that they have moved from a ring topology, (Broadwell), to a 2D mesh. As they increase the number of cores eventually, (i.e. now), the ring topology becomes a bottleneck which is why they have doubled the bandwidth by moving to a 2D layout. The problem with this is it increases latency between cores and memory, so data affinity becomes an even bigger issues than it is today.

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Union calls for fresh wave of strikes action against UK Fujitsu cuts

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No one listens to trade unions any more, especially when McCluskey in charge, so striking wont help.

If Sainsbury's is one of Fujitsu's biggest customers, start a facebook campaign pointing out Fujitsu's dumb idea to outsource to India, cos that works doesn't it, and stop buying from them. It worked against Starbucks.

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