Quick, are gamers socially impaired, violence prone losers or technically hip, socially conscious good guys? The numbers don't lie: Sony Playstation3 participation is 30x that of Windows machines in Stanford's disease fighting Folding@home project.
Robin Harris writes about storage and other tech with a focus on the SOHO/SMB market. And fun stuff, too, like PS3 supercomputers and Google's technology.
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Not by Jack Dongarra and the LINpack benchmarkThe Guinness Book of Records, the unimpeachable source for all things drinkers might bet on, has listed Stanford's Folding@Home network of distributed PS3's as the world's ". .
It sure looks like itMicrosoft pays $240 million for a stake that values Facebook at an astounding 150x of revenue - $15 billion dollars.A week later, Google announces Open Social, a competitive platform with partners including LinkedIn, Hi5, Friendster, Salesforce.
I've used a lot of operating systems starting with the late, great TOPS-20 on DEC's 36-bit DECsystems. Also VMS, RSTS, CP/M, MS-DOS, Windows versions 3.
What is Cantonese for "sucks"?A piece in the UK web site The Register, says of some recent Mac drives:According to Retrodata, its customers have sent in a much higher number of failed Seagate 2.
Less than a 10th the cost per GFlop of the $2500 supercomputerTake 8 PS 3 consoles, Yellow Dog Linux, a Gigabit Ethernet switch and your favorite protein folding or gravitational wave modeling codes and you're doing real science. On a Playstation!
Update: I'm seeing reports that other people are having upgrade problems. Before you upgrade to Leopard you really want to create a bootable back up.
If it sounds too good to be true, maybe it isCounterfeiting is a huge business. Handbags we know about.
My quad-core tower suddenly feels wimpyWhat does it take to power the world's most popular search engine? Lots of CPU cycles.
I'm at Storage Networking World in Dallas this morning so I'll make it quick. This one is more active than some so maybe the storage market is on the upswing.
Make that "Ever-receding paradise. . . ."“The Paradise of Infinite Storage” was the title of a panel at the “Pop [Music] and Policy” conference at McGill University in Montreal.
The Bill and Melinda Gates foundation is doing great work overseas to improve health. Hey, how about some attention here in the US of A?
OK, two physicists who discovered Giant Magnetoresistance (GMR) didI went on a bit of a rant recently about how cool disk technology. Seems the Swedish Academy of Sciences, the organization that awards Nobel Prizes, agrees.
iTunes has rendered my CD cases obsoleteA few weeks ago I realized that I had enough disk space - 1 TB - on my desktop to rip all my CDs as 320 Kb/s MP3s. I had also built a $50 DVD burner so I re-ripped most of my lower fidelity CDs and ripped the 60% I'd never ripped before.
Fixing data corruption before it startsApple is moving quickly ahead with their plan to give Mac users the most reliable data storage on any desktop with the new file system ZFS. According to MacRumors the latest developers build of OS X Leopard includes V1.