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Something for the Weekend, Sir? There's no security on holiday when you're a bellend
Alistair Dabbs, 01 Sep 08:33

Pre-order your early-bird pre-sale product today! (Oh did we mention the shipping date has slipped AGAIN?)

Something for the Weekend, Sir? Or just wait and buy it when it's ready
Alistair Dabbs, 28 Jul 10:32

BOFH: Oh go on. Strap me to your Hell Desk, PFY

Episode 10 Special tables with special chairs for special people
Simon Travaglia, 28 Jul 08:00

Confessions of an ebook eater

Stob In which Chronicles of Delphi scribe Verity gives praise to post-book world
Verity Stob, 26 Jul 12:24

Firefox doesn't need to be No 1 – and that's OK, 'cos it's falling off a cliff

Open Source Insider Mozilla runs counter to Valley narrative
Scott Gilbertson, 25 Jul 08:52

In the Pearl River Delta's electronics souks, AI lets the haggling happen

With three different forms of Chinese spoken across one mega-city, smartphone translation is essential
Mark Pesce, 25 Jul 07:03

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Dan Olds

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Dan Olds is a partner at OrionX, a strategy and research firm based in the US.
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10x faster servers? Pop a CAPI in your dome

HPC Blog How does 10x faster server performance sound to you? Not in five or six years, but in late 2017? Ground breaking things are afoot in the server world. IBM’s new OpenCAPI mechanism, and the accompanying organization, promises to make this vision reality. So what the hell is this new version of CAPI and who cares if it’s open? …
Dan Olds, 19 Oct 2016

China sends THREE teams to HPC whizzkid shindig in Germany

HPC Blog China was solidly represented at the ISC’14 Student Cluster Competition in Leipzig, sending three teams to compete for the legendary "Cluster Cup". Two of the teams fought their way through the Asian Student Supercomputer Challenge (ASC14), topping 10 other Chinese university teams to get their ticket punched for the Leipzig …
Dan Olds, 01 Sep 2014

Asleep on the job: Students dream of GROPING RACKS after darkness falls

HPC blog Student Cluster competitions at the annual Supercomputing Conference in Denver, Colorado, are marathons. The students who work their magic on the big iron get a set of scientific applications and some data sets, but they have only 48 hours to submit their best results – all while keeping their self-designed clusters under the 26 …
Dan Olds, 10 Dec 2013

Meet the cluster teams: Can Slippery Rock or Sun Devils burn?

HPC blog Here's an up close and personal look at two of the four teams that competed in the SC13 Commodity Track Cluster Competition. These teams could build anything their hearts desired as long as the total cost was less than $2,500 (US). University of Slippery Rock (Team Rock) This is the second year that Slippery Rock has fielded …
Dan Olds, 02 Dec 2013
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Meet the cluster teams: High schoolers and even more Boston

HPC Blog Four teams brought their $2,500 clusters to SC13 in an effort to prove that they alone can get the most FLOP/s out of their cheap gear. We've already covered the teams from Slippery Rock University and Arizona State, now let's get a gander at the other two teams. Skyline High School (Team Skyline) Team Skyline is the youngest …
Dan Olds, 01 Dec 2013

Meet the cluster teams: Mass Chowdah and Tennessee Volunteers

HPC blog Here's our first look at the final two teams who competed in the Standard (Big Iron) Track at the SC13 Student Cluster Competition in Denver. Mass Green (“Team Chowdah”) has competed in two previous SC cluster competitions (Seattle in 2011 and Salt Lake in 2012). It’s a competitive team, but one that hasn’t quite been able to …
Dan Olds, 01 Dec 2013

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