Supercomputing 2013 in Snowy, Cold Denver

Wow, has it been a year already since Salt Lake City?  Apparently so, since the biggest and brightest brains converged on Denver last week for the annual pilgrimage to see all things Top500 and HPC.  For those of you who could not make it, I will try and convey a […]

Doomsdata Preppers

You may be familiar with the reality show “Doomsday Preppers” from the National Geographic Channel which is running its third season displaying survivalists, or “preppers”, preparing for “the end of the world”. The show interviews in detail about the actions taken to prepare against a number of circumstances such as […]

The Plight of Bees

Last Sunday, one of my neighbors called me over to look at a pile of bees sitting on the ground.  The neighbors all know I am into pretty much anything nature related hence the ‘come and look at this’.  I walk over to look and there is a small pile […]

Software Defined Storage: The New Storage Paradigm

What is the new storage paradigm? Software Defined Storage.  While some may consider monolithic storage silos to be dinosaurs slipping further into the past they still has their place, but for people willing to invest a little money, time and effort, the rewards for understanding a new class of storage can […]