Getting Moore with Intel

No, that isn’t a spelling error you see there in the title, just a little play on words.  For those of you not familiar with Gordon Moore or the law that the original co-founder of Intel described in the early 1960s, he had made the observation that when it comes […]

Standards, Modularity, and systemd

A few weeks back, I saw this email on the Linux Kernel Mailing List (“LKML”) about systemd .  While the tone and language used in the message may be a bit rough, the concept that it speaks to goes to the heart of Cirrascale. Those not familiar with what systemd […]

To Core or Not to Core

That is the new question in HPC.  I have been in the HPC market for over 20 years, and in all my days, I have never seen a trend like what is occurring right now.  Historically, HPC (High Performance Computing for the newbies), had been about packing as much computing […]

Social Media Lemmings

STOP! Just stop! You’re killing me. It’s sad to say this, but there are a growing number of lemmings… sorry… of people that can’t seem to stop spreading lies, falsehoods, and misconceptions on Facebook, Twitter, and the social media world as we know it. I know what you’re thinking, “Wow! […]