CPU vs GPU. What’s the difference?

I remember the days of the Six Million Dollar Man.  “Gentlemen, we can rebuild him. We have the technology. We have the capability to build the world’s first bionic man. Steve Austin will be that man. Better than he was before. Better…stronger…faster.”  It’s much the same in High Performance Computing.  Better, stronger…faster.  Enter the GPGPU computing era.

Tomorrow I am going to tell you about a revolutionary product from Dell Data Center Solutions called the c410x which uses the nVidia Tesla 2050 and 2070 cards to take computing to a whole new level to achieve much better results in a faction of the time traditional computing would take. For now, enjoy the Mythbusters educating us all in a way only they can.

Dell DCS Announces the c6145 – 96 Cores in 2u

One of the things I love about my job is that not only get to meet and work with great co-workers and customers, but I get to work with amazing technology, and solve many significant technology issues using Dell Cloud Computing Solutions and Poweredge C servers from Dell Data Center Solutions (DCS).  Today is another example of how Dell is innovating and producing products that take computing to the next level in the Cloud, Hyperscale and HPC. Continue reading “Dell DCS Announces the c6145 – 96 Cores in 2u”

Dell Cloud Solution for Web Applications

There is just no escaping the reality that the Cloud is here,and it’s impacting us at home and in the workplace.  The days of installed software (including the traditional OS), are numbered.  The Cloud is taking us to new and exciting places, and the Dell Cloud Solution for Web Applications allows companies to deliver IaaS and PaaS to their customers like never before.

Be sure to visit CloudComputing.com for more information about Dell’s Cloud Computing solutions.

It’s ALL in the Cloud Now…

It was only inevitable I suppose, that finally, after months of planning, evaluating and kicking it around that I finally made the move to the Cloud for my personal things.  All of my pictures, videos, documents, etc. etc. is ALL in the Cloud now.   What about my personal servers here at home?  Gone…I am officially serverless, and for the first time in my IT career, I don’t have a room full of stuff.  How does it feel?  Pretty good actually. Continue reading “It’s ALL in the Cloud Now…”

Are Trade Shows Still Relevant?

I remember it like it was yesterday. It was 2002 and after a year of trying to make a go of my own consulting company focusing on Linux and Open Source solutions, I took a position with CA, Inc. and began to work for their Linux and Open Source team (which no longer exists as Linux grew up) and I started working the Linux World shows in New York and San Francisco. Two of the best weeks of my professional career. From delivering speeches to dressing up as the Penguin (yes…I did that too) I got to do exactly what I loved; met and got to know a lot of really great people in the Linux and Open Source community (Linus Torvalds & Jon “Maddog” Hall) and of course, picked up a lot of really good Linux World swag from the vendors. But then as time went on, the shows began to quiet. The swag started to dry up and the question was asked by more than a few people; “are trade shows still relevant?” Continue reading “Are Trade Shows Still Relevant?”

Use the Cloud to Protect Your Family

One of the things we parents worry about, but generally don’t do anything about, is the total filtering of the content that comes into our home over the Internet.  Sure…we talk about it and we do things like put the family computer in the living room or kitchen where everyone can see what is going on, but in reality, that isn’t enough.  There are also parental control on the various operating systems, but again, that is an incomplete solution.  The last resort for many is to move to an ISP (Internet Service Provider) that does the content filtering for you based on THEIR standards.  What happens if you need something that they consider objectionable?  Continue reading “Use the Cloud to Protect Your Family”