The NUBIT presentations revisted ...

Didn´t thought that the presentation from the NuBIT would yield so much interest: # zgrep "nubit2009/nubit2009" www.c0t0d0s0.eu.access.log* | grep "pdf" | grep " 200 " | wc -l<br /> 1106...

Encrypted direct messages in Twitter

Just thought about an add-on service for Twitter. Twitter isn´t really an secure communication channel. It would be nice to have an something like an service for public keys. Obviously...

First sightings: 6-core Opteron

Techreport published an article about the upcoming 6 core Opteron “Istanbul”. AMD seems to have working silicon. This is an especially interesting news for our X4600 as this system contains...

Some insight into the read cache of ZFS - or: The ARC

The Adjustable Replacement Cache (ARC) of Solaris ZFS is really an interesting piece of software Interestingly it´s based on a development of IBM, the Adaptive Replacement Cache as described by...

links for 2009-02-20

At Unisys, Intel's Itanium chip is dead | Nanotech - The Circuits Blog - CNET News How many additional nails need the coffin for Itanium?

Infoworld reviews the Sun Storage 7210

Paul Venezia wrote an really positive review of the Sun Storage 7210 in “Test Center: Sun’s stellar NAS in a can”: The market for multilingual filers has plenty of players,...

links for 2009-02-19

MySQL :: Neelakanth Nadgir on MySQL and ZFS: A File System Revolution (tags: sun zfs mysql)

About Flash

Paul Murphy wrote an good comment about the usage of flash in Sun Systems. He summarizes the situation The bottom line, in other words, is that both Sun and its...

MSN033

Apropos A380 … MSN33, the first A380 for an european customer, made it´s first flight on February 13th. MSN033 is the first one for Air France. The flight blogger has...

One millionth passengers in a SIA A380

The first A380 found it´s way to Singapore Airlines regular service in October 2007, but the plane already carried it one millionth passenger. I find this really impressive. A friend...

New rules for the SAP SD benchmark

SAP published new rules for the SAP SD benchmark in January. The changes as stated in this SAP FAQ document are somewhat fundamental, but reflect the reality. Two changes are...

Clouds

In the last few days, i thought a little bit about cloud computing. As you may know as a frequent reader of this blog, i have a strong dislike to...

Alice is back

Today the technican of my phone company and ISP was able to repair my internet connection. Cable defect somewhere between me and the DSLAM … so Alice DSL is back...

Virtualbox 2.1.4 released

There is a new version of Virtualbox available. The changelog is available at the usual location. The change “Solaris: fixed inability to start more than 128 VMs” is especially interesting,...

Finally a good usecase for Hadoop at home

I finally found a good usecase for Hadoop at home …. speeding up grep-like operations on a desktop with 4 cores …

The Airbus A320 and Solaris have something in common

I read many aviation related blogs. Thus i found a nice statement about the A320 in plane talking. The author states that he tells new A320 trainees at the beginning:...

Media, blogs and technology - today: Nuclear submarines

Well, sometimes journalists and bloggers should think a little bit before writing. There is some hassle in media and blogs about a collision of two nuclear missle submarines. Well …...

links for 2009-02-16

ClubOrlov: Saturday, February 14, 2009 Social Collapse Best Practices (tags: mustread) Storage 7000 (Amber Road) Automated CLI Tool : All the Interesting Things (tags: tools S7000 cli) YouTube - Nusrat...

PSARC 2008/580 - Host based firewall

In my presentation at the Partner University 2009 in Weimar, i´ve talked about systemic features - a feature in Solaris consisting out of several features. Something like the vast possibibilities...

English version of the NUBIT 2009 presentation

I´ve translated the presentation “Die weniger bekannten Features von Solaris” that i´ve held on friday at the Nubit. So there is a an english version available as well. You will...