Links for 6th February 2007
By user12607856 on Feb 06, 2007
Like a lot of people, I have a "to do" list. It's probably more accurately a "someday maybe" list. It contains numerous things I'd like to investigate further if there were more hours in the day or there weren't a load of other things that I want to look at first. It's not a Honeydew list; the missus probably cares ~1i (not one iota -- a little APL humor there for you old-timers) about anything on that list.
I've been turning a lot of these "someday maybe" items into links in my blog and they will also eventually become del.icio.us bookmarks.
I also have a "to read" list. This is a combination of various non-urgent emails I've received over the last year that will take a little while to get through and links to online papers and documents that I haven't got around to yet.
Well it's been a good day. I've found the root cause of two nasty bugs that are affecting Orca. We've been to see a new tax accountant who we like. With all these good vibes, I should probably go out and buy a lottery ticket.
So I'm going to take a little while, and go through some of the 25 back editions of the weekly System News for Sun Users (US Edition) that I've accumulated and transfer items from there to my "someday maybe" list. Others might find these interesting too.
Note that I think you have to be a member to get to the full text for these articles. That's $52 a year. Or $1 a week. Seems worth it to me.
- Animated Film "Barnyard" Gets Better CGI With Sun Fire[TM] Servers And Sun StorageTek[TM] Data Management Systems
The animated movie "Barnyard" depicts life-like characters and landscapes, very complex computer graphics that require huge amounts of compute power and storage abilities. When Nickelodeon Movies evaluated technology systems to support their creative animation staff, they selected Sun Fire[TM] servers and Sun StorageTek[TM] data management systems.
- PG&E Offers First Rebate For Sun Fire[TM] T1000 And T2000 Servers
Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) is offering a rebate program called the Non Residential Retrofit Program for California PG&E customers who upgrade to Sun Fire[TM] T1000 and T2000 servers with CoolThreads[TM] technology. Apply now to receive cash savings between $700 - $1,000 per server.
- PARC Forum By Marc Tremblay On High Performance Throughput Computing
Audio and video links are now available for a presentation by Marc Tremblay, Sun Fellow, Vice President, and Chief Architect, Sun's Scalable Systems Group, on High Performance Throughput Computing that he gave at the Palo Alto Research Center (PARC) earlier last year.
- Sun Developer Network Goes To The Blogs
The Sun Developer Network has taken a step in the direction of being more useful by adding interactive features to its familiar videos and channel archives. Readers will find much that is familiar and much that is new and helpful in the blog.