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Comment: A great solution! (Score 1) 655

by beaststwo (#27468457) Attached to: How Do I Provide a Workstation To Last 15 Years?
I'm working with a customer that has a very high regulatory sensitivity to hardware changes. Whenever they change the hardware platform, there are mountains of paperwork to fill out.

We went with Vmware,so that as they have to change hardware dueto life-cycle replacement, the virtualized hardware seen by the OS and applications never changes.

Either Vmware's or Microsoft's products should provide as consistent a virtualized environment as can be had today. Certainly less painful than moving the existing software environment to a new machine.

Comment: No Ethernet? Interesting... (Score 1) 386

by beaststwo (#27437991) Attached to: Google Reveals "Secret" Server Designs

Looking closely at the top and side pictures, I can identify PS/2 Keyboard/Mouse connectors, a serial port, and a metal can that seems to hold 2 USB ports and maybe a firewire port (the top connector-Not an RJ-45).

Next to the can is where a dual Ethernet (standard on most server MBs) connector would go. Nothing there.

Are they using USB/firewire for communications or add-in boards (maybe Ethernet or Infiniband)? Or maybe it's a Zen thing...

Never worry about theory as long as the machinery does what it's supposed to do. -- R. A. Heinlein

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