* Posts by Dave 107

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Taiwan chip magnate pledges cash for defense against China: 'I'm telling everyone to oppose the CCP'

Dave 107


100% right - Just swindle as much campaign funding as possible to insure a "defense", with no real intention of providing a defense. And if Taiwan pushes back, fly there, and bring your son Paul along. We'll make sure the US sends billions of US taxpayers dollars like we did for Ukraine, and you send my ice cream money to Paul's businesses.

Taiwan, ~100 miles off the coast of China. Cuba ~100 miles off the coast of US. Whatever we do for Taiwan, China could do for Cuba. 1962, Cuban Missile Crisis, US blockades Cuba. China could simply blockade this tiny island. The US isn't going to first strike attack a Chinese warship, for fear we'll have another Pearl Harbor. There's a reason the Chinese have done nothing. They already control the gov't. It's jiu jitsu politics, suffocation until submission, by using your own weight against you. Keep funding US politicians who work for the CCP anyway. And shift your new factories from red states to blue states. Answer get out and vote! Ukraine has been invaded twice now under demoncrats.

DoJ charges pair over China-linked attempt to build semi-autonomous crypto haven on nuked Pacific atoll

Dave 107

a case of might makes right

Imagine a boat in international waters with a container full of servers, attempting to do the same via a starlink connection. Or a poor African country. The schoolyard bully just won't allow it, even if you're in a different jurisdiction, and they have the nuclear weapons to back it up. The easy way would have been to just disrupt their network connection. Instead they make an example to dissuade others, and blame China. Actually surprised they didn't blame Russia. Just like the old bumper sticker, Don't steal, the gov't hates competition.

Lenovo: If you value your server, block Microsoft's November security update

Dave 107

Re: Stupidity of Lenovo for *NIX consideration

Lenovo has almost every flavor of Linux for their servers. https://lenovopress.com/osig#support=all They have alliance agreements with Redhat, and they install more SAP than any other vendor on SuSE.

True, more work needs to be done to include more linux friendly hardware on a subset of their tablets/laptops. http://mjg59.dreamwidth.org/44694.html

Crazy Canucks heat their lab with muahaha-capable server

Dave 107

noise is just wasted power

Audi Formula 1 engine designers point out that noise is wasted energy. https://youtu.be/FFwoxM1MiBw?t=5m46s

Density can be done with water virtually silently and more efficiently. The first time you hear it the adrenaline flows, but it will wear on you over time.

Where’s the best place for your infrastructure bottleneck?

Dave 107


Let me start by saying I work for an infrastructure vendor. What I see everyday appears to be different from what you're suggesting.

1) Data is moving to the edge, and peer to peer - more storage in servers and software defined, vSAN, etc. Wringing out every bit of latency matters. Lots of I/O bays.

2) Flash and Tiering are the new defaults. Flash Dimms, PCI Flash, SSD's. The price performance barrier has been broken. Why buy 15k when for a couple of dollars more, you get Flash.

3) Fibre Channel is alive and healthy. 16 isn't 40 or 100, but 40 and 100 Ethernet switch ports are still pricy. There may be a switch, but it's 18 months out. By then FC will ramp up. Consider security as well when you put everything on Ethernet.

4) The server is becoming the switch - OpenStack, NSX, etc.

5) It's expensive and time-consuming to re-write code. Putting the code in memory or on flash is fast and easy band-aid.

IBM runs OLTP benchmark atop KVM hypervisor

Dave 107

Re: has anyone done such a test

I doubt the license agreements for VMware would allow such public comparisons.