Phenoms and recent OpenSolaris developer builds

I’ve just tried to update my desktop to the newest developer release for the upcoming OpenSolaris 2010.2. But the system just fscked up right after the boot. This error was...

Live the life of a geek, die like a geek

This user of our products must have been a really committed one. According to this flickr images (1 and 2) this geek was buried in a SPARCstation IPC casing. Godspeed...

ZFS - The next words

At the Kernel Conference Australia 2009 Jeff Bonwick and Bill Moore held a really interesting keynote about the next steps in ZFS development. The video recording is now available at...

Frustrated, really frustrated

I’m really frustrated at the moment. My second webseminar “Solaris Security” was scheduled for today. We use WebEx for our presentations, so you use a java tool for the slides...

Oracle Core Factor for UltraSPARC T2+

According to the usual source, there is a new Core Factor for the UltraSPARC T2+ system: The single core of the machine counts as a half core instead of 0,75...

Sun Datacenter Infiniband Switch 72

There is a new member in our lineup of Infiniband switches - the Sun Datacenter Infiniband Switch 72: 1 rack unit 72 QDR ports on 24 connectors Those ports are...

Presentation

I’ve finalized the presentation i want to hold tomorrow. In a series of web seminars in german language i’m presenting on Solaris Security tomorrow afternoon. I don’t think i will...

Heldenfunk Episode 37

Vom Heldenfunk gibt es nunmehr die 37ste Episode. Themen sind unter anderem das Exabyte-Announcement und die neuerungen beim Sun Storage 7000 System. Weiterhin gibt es eine neue Folge zum Thema...

links for 2009-09-29

Sieben unbequeme Wahrheiten - CARTA (tags: politics btw09 germany blog piraten) After husband's stroke, a woman finds their health coverage isn't coverage at all - St. Petersburg Times (tags: usa...

Small sins ...

Small sins will be punished immediately. For example ruining your CO2 balance. I’m ill at the moment … sinusitis again. My head feels a little bit numb at the moment,...

links for 2009-09-27

YouTube - Kenji Kawai Live - (Ghost in the Shell: Innocence) - Kugutsuuta kagirohi ha yomi ni mata muto This music is nothing short of absolute awesome (tags: music video)...

Not-so-smart bombs

Whenever a friend asks me about a tip in regard of flying and getting rid of the fear of flying a give them some hints and at the end i...

Guide to AES

The cryptographic algorithm AES is everywhere. You find it in your router, you find in your OS. Your WiFi network use it. And probably the three-letter agency in your country,too...

Ein paar Worte zur Wahl

Am Eingang zum Hammer Park steht ein neues Plakat. Es fordert auf Merkel zu stärken. Was es nicht beantwortet, ist die einfache Frage “Warum?”. Ich habe vor einigen Tagen mal...

A long day ...

This was a rather long day. Could have been longer, our travel office tried to convince me that it would be a good idea to use the 19:25 flight from...

Whodunnit - or: Who is behind the EC prolonged investigation

I have several suspects who could be behind the prolonged investigation (“Round up the usual suspects!”). I will not speculate about them here. But i will link to an interesting...

OpenSolaris at Hetzner

You could now choose OpenSolaris as a rescue system for root-servers at Hetzner according to this wiki-entry (And no, i had nothing to do with it. Thanks have to go...

PSARC 2009/373 Clearview IP Tunneling

IP Tunneling isn’t a new feature to Solaris, but with the putback of PSARC 2009/373 Clearview IP Tunneling to Build 125 this feature was migrated to a new foundation: This...

The interview with Larry at the Churchill Club

The video of the interview with Larry is available at YouTube. The Sun parts begins 26 minutes into the interview. The “We are keeping everything”-statement is at 29:48.

Performance impact of the 7410 update

I mentioned the update of the 7410 hardware in a blog entry yesterday afternoon. Brendan wrote an interesting blog entry about the performance impact with “7410 hardware update, and analyzing...