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Comment AMD SeaMicro is a better choice (Score 1) 68 68

It's 10U with 64 almost real servers (haswell xeons) and has integrated storage and networking. You only need to hook up some power and a beffy uplink to it and you're done. And did I mention a rest api to controll it? Works even with openstack baremetal if you want that. Last I heard (two weeks ago) Moonshot is still only at cli.
Apollos on the other side, those are worth considering. But Moonshot ... too little, too late.

Comment I thought they would learn by now (Score 1) 75 75

Seriously, if I were Iran, I'd be installing OpenBSD on all critical infrastructure from day one when it became obvious that stuxnet damaged Natanz. As much as I like country and people of Iran, I have serious doubts of the mental capabilities of their leadership.

Comment Re:750,000 hours MTBF. (Score 1) 238 238

I've never had two drives fail in the same array. Ever.

Wow, you must be one lucky storage admin. After having whole batches of drives fail within hours of eachother, I'm also assembling all my raids that hold even slightly important data strictly with different disks from different manufacturers. Afterall, having fast access to data is less important than having an access at all.

Comment It was to be expcted (Score 4, Interesting) 99 99

I always found url shortening to be a weird and potentially dangerous practice. Trading some comfort to squeeze your link into a tweet for the comfort to actually predict where this link will take you? No thanks. If url does not fit into a tweet, then it's a tweeter problem that tweeter should fix. That's also why I don't use tweeter. I find IRC superior :)

Comment Combine it with a stirling engine (Score -1, Offtopic) 364 364

I'm wondering how useful would these things be when combined with a stirling engine, with the cold part of it sticking into a local stream or lake or someting. Stirling would then power an electric generator and I'm sure the combined efficiency of it would be higher than best photovoltaics available today.

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