PG&E creates incentives for subscribers to limit power usage from 4 to 9 PM, and I'd been wondering what was happening at 9 PM when everyone's air conditioners click on in synchrony. Now I know.
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Those are all consumer hardware manufacturers. The Power architecture seems to sell mainly in the more serious space. Here you go, a cluster with 31424 Power cores spread over 1964 processors.
You may be missing the point here. In the mists of history, the Power architecture used to have some interesting volume markets, such as Macintosh, OS/2, and Nintendo consoles. 31,424 cores is super-cool and awesome, but 1,964 is fewer than the number of Arm processors sold every three seconds not so long ago ("842 Chips Per Second: 6.7 Billion Arm-Based Chips Produced in Q4 2020", Tom's Hardware). I imagine the numbers have grown since then.
You've got to have a hell of a lot of margin to make that kind of market math work in your favor. You can be serious AF, but at some point you need to make money.
Thank you! I've been trying to remember the "girl the plastic cover is named after" name on and off for years, and for whatever reason both my Google Fu and my friends' memories have failed me. I must travel in the wrong circles, or live in the wrong country.
Reminds me a lot of this
I guess it does if you squint just right: misuse of a thing in the service of a goal. Only in one case the goal was an odd stab at getting the United States to promote peace, the other's goal was stabbing the United States to promote Julian Assange.
original MongoDB post lists multiple Solaris distros, none of which run on SPARC
Argle bargle, Solaris is SPARC only, no one uses it on x86!
Nobody in their right mind actually runs Solaris for anything vaguely important on anything other than SPARC!
I can tell you with great assurance that many companies on Wall Street, in retail, and in government, just to name a few markets, ran Solaris on their x86 systems for their very important applications. One of the US' largest supermarket chains ran their entire business on Solaris x86 at one point.
...whether many companies still do is a more interesting question, since Oracle has worked for the last 7 years to make it difficult and expensive to get Solaris for non-Oracle boxes.
you should not fire someone because you dont like his political ideas.
But perhaps you should fire someone if they are a liability to your company. Or, more assertively: if someone is a liability to your company, you should fire them.
Mr. Damore has conclusively proven that he cannot work well with others. I would not assign him to any team of any composition, based on his documented thought processes and aggressive contempt for empathy,
In addition, he has put the company in a bind, internally and externally.
Therefore, I would give him the chance to exercise his right to be happy elsewhere, and at the same time make room for a more productive and less disruptive employee.
There actually wasn't that much equipment, and very little of it had the ability to communicate with anything when the plane was over the ocean. The only device equipped to communicate via satellite was the engine diagnostic reporting equipment, which is what gave the two most likely paths that the plane traveled -- narrowed down to one when debris started to appear.
The pings from the engine recorder delivered no direct information about the location or status of the plane (other than engine performance stats), and only transmitted once an hour. That's an incredibly sparse amount of data to work with.
The fact of the matter is that an aircraft over the ocean, once it gets a certain distance from land, is not readily trackable.
I would say the CVR is going to give very little information, because unless I'm seriously mistaken, it's only going to have the last 30 minutes or so of the flight, and anything of note that happened in the cockpit would have happened hours before then. (Unless someone really was hanging on to give a final soliloquy just before the engines ran out of fuel.)
The flight data recorder might note whether the plane was on autopilot, heading and such, but will mostly confirm what the very existence of the plane will indicate -- this is where it crashed by running out of fuel.
Separate from the data recorders, the most interesting information to glean may be indications of damage to the plane, perhaps caused by a cargo fire, which seems the most likely scenario to me.
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