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August 20, 2010 by

Forces of nature

Answering sparkle farkle - with a detour through history that should be about 10,000 words long but isn't.

June 29, 2009 by

Sun VirtualBox 3.0

Sun Microsystems released VirtualBox 3.0 today. One goal of this release is supporting workloads, such as database management systems, some collaborative applications and many web-based applications that rely on multiple processes running simultaneously.

June 19, 2009 by

Seven post holes and one thought

The real break through we need in science computing is a general way to build machines capable of doing one sequential job many orders of magnitude faster than we can now. Holographic computing is one possibility, some people think quantum computing is another .-personally? I think analog computing has the greatest potential..

December 8, 2008 by

Symbian's open source journey

newsmaker How do you open up a closed codebase? Symbian research chief David Wood weighs potential and practicality, and the promise of multicore phones.

February 18, 2008 by

Transactional memory and Solaris

When Sun gets its "Rock" CMT/SMP machines out the door they'll be able to greatly reduce lock use in the kernel - producing systems that scale like grids but retain SMP efficiencies.

September 27, 2007 by

Is Linux innovative?

What demonstrates Linux innovation is that the combination of lowered points of entry for contributors, cheap hardware, and social support with limited technical innovation enables widespread access and thus creates loyalties that are simply out of reach for other technical environments today.

July 5, 2007 by

Bias is a wonderful thing

I found a lot of other stuff like this too, but all of it amounting to defence by denigration and denial - and not a single word about the underlying multi-core design failure.

June 4, 2007 by

A guide to server efficiency

The cost of powering and cooling server hardware is fast becoming a critical issue for IT managers, while the demand for ever more computing muscle in the datacentre continues to grow. What can be done? We examine some of the options.

February 26, 2007 by

Dual-core servers

Multi-core processors deliver many benefits, including much-improved performance per watt, over single-core designs. We examine three dual-core servers from the leading vendors to see what this technology can do for your business.

October 5, 2006 by

The importance of Solaris 10

Hot new intrinsic capabilities like DTrace, ZFS, and the ability to run Linux binaries are the realizations of deeper technological innovations like microstate accounting. Solaris 10 brings a lot

September 20, 2006 by

AMD opens up crown jewels with Torrenza Initiative

At the AMD Global Vision Conference today, Marty Seyer, senior vice president of the commercial business unit, touted the Torrenza Initiative, which he said would enable the development and deployment of application-specific co-processors and other chips that work alongside AMD64 processors in multi-socket systems.


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