Watching the watchers
Part of the problem is that unions don't have a much better reputation than the employers. Each is motivated by power and control in their leadership, so each ends up being just as corrupt as the other.
13 posts • joined 11 Dec 2013
If a USB-C gets filled with fluff, it melts the connector as the current is so high. Just had this happen to a Macbook at work. The connector wasn't able to be pushed home, so the amount of overlap between plug and socket reached the point where the current would burn away the metal on the socket side... took me 2 hours to replace it
I think the point that's being raised is that if Google sold mower blades, you'd see their site first...then maybe the cheapest, the best, the fastest etc AFTER you'd been presented Google's placement.
What was missed during the interview was what the term 'depends' meant. Depends on what is the critical question, and one that didn't get asked.
The VP had clearly set out a series of serch queries that were completely innocuous and therefore uncontentious. The ones that would be far more challenging - video content, advertising space online or any of the other google services were not covered.
Isn't this what an HPC system in a bank looks like? Large pool of servers presented as a single logical pool of compute that then has a policy applied to it as applications execute. However, no need for a hypervisor as they just get in the way of performance - around 5-15% depending on application type.
I think the opposite is probably true of what's presented in the story - infrastructure virtualisation is a short/medium term problem due to legacy applications having to be tightly coupled to an operating system of their own - they don't share nicely together. Move up to a PaaS built application and hardware virtualisation becomes somewhat irrelevant.
Tibco (via their data synapse acquisition) were able to do something similar a long time back for either virtualised or bare metal resources. In essence it was an extension of their meta-scheduler for HPC applications that got extended to cover transactional applications. It didn't plug into a cloud orchestrator, but straight into the hypervisor, but there was nothing stopping it being tied to any kind of orchestration / automation with a bit of time & effort.
As in a previous (and very good) article late last year that went through the merits of 4k, this is simply a waste of money. The problem is refresh rates, not resolution. Alreay on my 50" full HD TV I can have provlems with visible gaps when fast movement is being displayed, or where fast panning is used. More resolution will simply mean I can see these gaps in more detail...why would I want that??
Fix the refresh rate issue and I'll be interested.
It would be very nice to see this compared against the volumes shipped by the drive manfunacturers, and then also against the volume of storage shipped by use case - SAN, DAS, Internal, NAS, Object etc.
The revenue alone tells us very little as there are so many reasons why this could be that it's of little value, apart from for the storage vendors themselves.
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