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This week's shameless self promotion

Another Guardian piece for Inside IT is online (and in today's paper). This time it's on blade servers.

Apparently they're putting cartoons with them now - I really must buy a print edition to find out! (I never got fillos with my fanzine pieces!)


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May. 8th, 2003 02:07 am (UTC)
Lets see if this piece generates as much discussion on London.pm as the last piece.
May. 8th, 2003 02:09 am (UTC)
Didn't hear of any about the search engine piece last week...

And there's a big poster boy Linux system in this one :-)
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May. 8th, 2003 04:09 am (UTC)
Oh, that's fine. I'll just have to go to the newsagents!
May. 8th, 2003 04:02 am (UTC)
I'm waiting for a blade server motherboard for a standard PC case, which can fit 8 blades on PCI sized cards. Have work on shrinking the heatsinks for that one, I think. It would be cool to have a webfarm in the corner of my bedroom, though.
May. 8th, 2003 04:04 am (UTC)
I doubt those will appear for some time. Most blades are 3U or so high in a standard 19" rack...
May. 8th, 2003 04:45 am (UTC)
Yes, I think it's a long way off, and I admit it's questionable whether there will be a market for such things. But it would be cool. I'm currently running one Linux server (next to my Windows PC), but if I go ahead with my plans to host my own web servers, that will quickly rise to three, and the appeal of these things becomes obvious. On the other hand, a blade server, even if budget ones ever appear, will cost a lot more than a bunch of obsolete PCs.
May. 8th, 2003 04:47 am (UTC)
I use virtual servers instead - VMWare or Virtual PC. Just fire up what I need and when...
May. 8th, 2003 07:35 am (UTC)
An excellent plan in theory, but these are old PCs, so some redundancy is a good idea. Also, how many virtual PCs would you run in a 166MHz machine?
May. 8th, 2003 05:49 am (UTC)
Apparently they're putting cartoons with them now

Not quite -- there's a new cartoon strip, "Cyber with Rosie", running in the revamped Online, but your pieces tend to be illustrated (when they are ilustrated) with pictures of whatever you're writing about.
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