Going to lunch - with the eyes of an IT architect

When you work as an architect in the IT industry you tend to look at the non-IT processes in your world with the eyes of an IT archtitect. And at...

IBM stock under pressure

In the last few days the stock of IBM was hit quite hard. Two days with roundabout 5 percent decrease. You can wonder a little bit about this, but there...

links for 2008-10-02

Self-service, Prorated Super Computing Fun! - Open - Code - New York Times Blog (tags: webservices scalability storage s3 python programming performance parallel mapreduce hadoop grid java) Introduction to Hadoop...

Digging into Apache Hadoop

I´m exploring Apache Hadoop at the moment. This looks like a really interesting technology. What´s Hadoop? Hmm … to explain it in a really simplified manner: It´s a distributed, highly...

Open Storage Summit Keynote

Ben Rockwood gave a really interesting keynote at the first Open Storage Summit about “Storage in the Cloud”. When you are interested in storage with Opensolaris it´s definitly worth a...

Who needs enemies ... - Part 2

Kollege 1: “… concrete actions …“ Kollege 2: “Seit wann machen wir Beton-Aktionen? ;)”

links for 2008-10-01

Downgrading 2.0 (tags: iphone)

Bull choosen for 200-Teraflops Supercomputer

Good news for Sun(NASDAQ: JAVA) : The Forschungszentrum Julich in Germany Chooses Bull to Deliver a 200-Teraflops Supercomputer for the JuRoPa Project. JuRoPA stands for “Jülich Research on Petaflop Architectures”....

Zemlin on the NYT article based on Zemlins quotes

Interesting quote of the person who got the stone rolling: Linux Foundation executive director Jim Zemlin had two words to describe the article - "sensational and regrettable." Well … Mr....

Airtraffic over Europe

An impressive video, that shows the traffic over the european continent. Some of the race tracks above germany are really obvious … for example the one between Northern Germany and...

Server Market in Europe as seen by IDC

TPM cites in “RISC and Itanium Server Makers Do Well in Europe, Says IDC” a research of IDC about the server market in Europe: Growth for high-end servers was strong,...

Virtual Consoles with Opensolaris

One of the features missed by Linux Admins on Solaris is the absence of virtual consoles. Opensolaris Build 100 will bring this functionality to Solaris 10. There is even a...

Who needs enemies ... - Part 1

Colleague 1: “How can i open WRF files?” Colleague 2: “With rm!”

links for 2008-09-29

Andrew Morton on kernel development [LWN.net] (tags: toread programming linux interview development kernel)

St. James´s Park 2

The Register about Ikkaku

TPM wrote a article about an Sun/Fujitsu server at the bottom end of the APL M-class product line: Fujitsu and Sun arm juttejutsu server with quad-core processor. I won´t comment...

SUNW,UltraSPARC-AT10

Yet another interesting integration to Solaris this week. The PSARC/2007/003 Solaris Support for the Rock Processor found it´s way in the build 100 of Opensolaris.

links for 2008-09-28

sale e pepe: Die Sicht von Linux Foundation auf (Open)Solaris (tags: zemlin linuxfoundation linux solaris) Kampagnen: Wie ein Milliardär Europa aufschreckt - SPIEGEL ONLINE - Nachrichten - Politik (tags: europe...

SunCEC2008 Day -42: Darling of Fortune revisited

SWISS just confirmed the upgrade to Business Class just a few minutes ago. So the flight back from Chicago to Zuerich will be a more favourable experience than in Economy....

Really small steps

Perhaps it´s just me, but i think there must be really big problems in the 787 program, when Boeing celebrates such small steps as a successful static pressure test.