links for 2008-10-15

US Air Force Saves money/space with Solaris containers : Jim Laurent's Weblog Are Solaris containers "certified" for use by the US Government or DoD? * Short answer: Yes! Read on...

John Cleese: Michael Palin isn´t the funniest Palin anymore

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Credit default swaps - oder wie kamen die Riesensummen zustande ...

Ein Kommentar beim Rebellmarkt erklaert, wie diese absurden Summen an ausstehenden CDS zustande kommen: Die Magie der CDS. Dieser Kommentar erklaert den Irrsinn ziemlich gut.

Nokia E71 - or: Small features ...

Yesterday i´ve got a new mobile. It´s one of this superduperallinclusive smartphone. There is even a GPS receiver in the device. Additionally the phone includes all this hip three to...

About going private ... and about gambling

TPM writes in “Sun, Novell, and Cray - Time to go private?”: The company at the very top of the list is - no drum roll needed - Sun Microsystems....

A kind of Time Machine

The Time Machine in Mac OS 10.5 saved my butt a few times in the last few months. Getting back an older version of a presentation when you´ve saved a...

links for 2008-10-14

Turbulence Forecast - Atlantic Ocean Westbound Tracks (tags: aviation) Turbulence Forecast - Atlantic Ocean Eastbound Tracks North Atlantic Tracks - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (tags: navigation aviation) Wie Marcel Reich-Ranicki...

Mysql and ZFS compression

Don gave an update to his article about mysql on Opensolaris. Now he published an update to his article with ZFS & MySQL/InnoDB Compression Update: Conclusion? Unless you care a...

My first article has gone live on SDN

With a huge amount of help from Marina Sum the first article from the LKSF book made it to the Sun Developer Network: Introducing pfexec, a Convenient Utility in the...

The architecture of the SPARC Enterprise T5440

Denis Sheahan wrote two insightful articles to the architecture of the T5440. The first one is about the architecture of the system in general. The system is really an elegant...

L2ARC on ramdisks?

I thought a little bit about the idea of transforming server into solid state disks. The idea in the mail of Chris Greer on zfs-discuss was to use mirrored iSCSI...

Compression

Tim Cook wrote about some interesting observations in his blog: The Seduction of Single-Threaded Performance: Data compression utilities are a classic example of a seemingly mature area in computing. Lots...

Vielen Dank!

Ich möchte Herrn Reich-Ranicki meinen ehrlichen Dank ausdrücken. Es war nötig, das irgendwer der nur noch selbstreferenziell tätigen Gruppe von Medienmachern mal zeigt, das es Menschen gibt, die sich nicht...

A really long mpstat output

At 256 threads some of the Solaris commands have a really long output:Solaris on the T5440. Just look at the mpstat output at the end of the article ;)

Sun SPARC Enterprise T5440 announced

256 compute threads, 512 GB of main memory and just announced : Sun (NASDAQ: JAVA) jointly announced the SPARC Enterprise T5440 “… 7,520 SAP SD Benchmark users …”, “14,000 active...

links for 2008-10-13

Make-Believe Maverick : Rolling Stone (tags: usa toread politics news election article history)

Anatomy of an attack

Paul Murphy wrote an excellent article about the anti-Solaris article that even found it´s syndication at the NYT. Paul writes in Anatomy of an attack: The New York Times on...

First media coverage about the Sun Fire T5440

The Sun Fire T5440 isn´t announced so far, but there is already some media coverage about it. The Computerworld cites in Sun doubles processing power of UltraSparc T2 Plus servers:...

links for 2008-10-12

YouTube - Toy Story Requiem (tags: youtube mashup toystory requiem) WSO2 Web Services Framework for PHP | WSO2 Oxygen Tank (tags: webservices rest restful) Writing a Simple REST and SOAP...

The dark toy

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