Wednesday Feb 13, 2013

How is SPARC doing ?

Very well, indeed

Before we announce our next generation of SPARC processors, that has been already revealed at HOTCHIPS24 and by Rick Hetherington, it is interesting to read what the Forrester is saying about SPARC/Solaris.

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Thursday Sep 27, 2012

Reading a ZFS USB drive with Mac OS X Mountain Lion

The problem:

I'm using a MacBook, mainly with Solaris 11 (yes it works), but something with Mac OS X (ML). The only missing thing is that Mac OS X can't read my external ZFS based USB drive, where I store all my data. So, I decided to look for a simple solution, where the whole and latest features of ZFS would be possible for free, and even being able later to benefit from any ZFS update that might be included in any Solaris 11 updates.


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Friday Jul 01, 2011

The winning combination: Oracle VM Server for x86 + Oracle Sun Fire HW

You might be wondering why should OVM Server for x86 (OVM/x86 here and below) should be seriously considered as a nice (business point of view) alternative to standard Hypervisors, if you are virtualizing Oracle Softwarem, especially if you are planning to move to Oracle x86 Hardware (rackmount or blades). Well, let see some "not well known" facts that might interest you.
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Wednesday May 19, 2010

After IRON MAN 2

Nice demo on an Oracle driven robot serving a cup of coffe. This movie is not a fiction and really powered by an Oracle Database.
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Thursday Apr 22, 2010

Monitoring OpenSolaris from an iTouch

The idea:

I just acquired an Apple iTouch, and discovered an interesting application called iStat, which allows to show basic iTouch/iPhone infos, remote display iStat Menu info of a Mac, and, this is the more interesting part, do the same remote display from other OS by running an OpenSourced daemon on your favorite OS.


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