Month: October 2008

Cloud Computing

Here is a great event from rackspace talking about cloud computing http://www.rackspacecloudevent.com/ Also, some services that rackspace provides http://www.mosso.com/ – rackspace cloud hosting Rackspace Cloud Event from Sparksight on Vimeo.

Cray SuperComputer

I have always wanted a Cray computer. Even if it was just furniture in my home. I read today that they have a Windows version. Not that I would want a windows version but check out the specs. http://www.cray.com/Assets/PDF/products/cx1/CX1_brochure.pdf “Each Cray CX1 chassis can be configured with up to eight blades. Blades can include up to 16 Intel Xeon dual- or …

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Mount ISO files

I often use ISO files (Live Linux cd’s, DVD ISO’s for video, DVD ISo’s for installing software.) In the past I have used tools to burn them or mount them. Recently I have been using a simple tool called virtual clone drive (http://www.slysoft.com/en/download.html) It is very easy to use and does not consume that much resources. In the past I have …

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Another win for cloud applications

Washing DC has signed with Google to deliver their office suite. Google Apps will replace MS office. http://arstechnica.com/news.ars/post/20081012-washington-dc-latest-to-drop-microsoft-for-web-apps.html This is an interesting trend that is happening. Companies abandoning the need to maintain software locally on computers (office, email, etc..) and use a hosted service that only needs an internet connection. I am still interested in issues such as reliability and security.