A Software Defined World

The Beauty of a Software Defined Data Center Generally speaking, data centers have been custom built, manually managed and lack uniformity of physical resources.  They consist of proprietary devices that have changed over the years.   For many years, network and storage vendors were way behind the times in regards to automation and didn’t really innovate […]

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Pi Day or Phi Day? Testdriving the Intel Xeon Phi

Once upon a time I worked for a rather eccentric computational geophysicist who, on my first day, asked if I knew anything about Graphics Processing Units (GPUs). As I shrugged my shoulders, he handed me a fresh Nvidia GTX 480 and said, “here, figure out how to make this thing do science.” It was my […]

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Cache Rules Everything Around Me

As a kid growing up in Chicago during the ’90s, the sonic artistry stemming from that period’s “Renaissance Era of East Coast Hip Hop” (e.g., Nas, Biggie, Jay-Z, etc.) formed the soundtrack for many of the pivotal moments of my adolescence. But I never could’ve fathomed that the Wu-Tang Clan’s most critically acclaimed single, “Cash Rules Everything […]

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Banking on It: ChronosES Usage

  Please head to the ChronosES Blog for part two of our four part series since open sourcing ChronosES. In part two, we walk through implementing ChronosES as the backend of an actual application. Enjoy!

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