New NVIDIA Quadro Plex Systems Bring Visual Supercomputing To The Deskside

DCinema, nvidia, Technology
I'm gonna date myself here and ask....Does anyone remember the Agnus Chip? How about the Fatter Agnus or the Alice? For those of you who don't know these were the original and upgraded OCS/ECS chips that did most of the amazing (for the time) graphics for the Amiga computer back in the late-80's/early-90's. Fast forward to today and the announcement of the "Fatter Quadra Plex" at Siggraph 2008. The new desktop graphics monsters come in two flavours. From the announcement:The NVIDIA Quadro Plex 2200 D2 VCS, with two Quadro GPUs, 4 dual-link DVI channels, and 8 GB of frame buffer memory, is designed for advanced visualization of extremely large models and datasets, as well as high-performance computing processes. Its partner, the Quadro Plex 2100 D4 VCS with four GPUs, 8…
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Things you need to know before buying an LCD monitor…..

Apple, LCD, Macintosh, OSX
Research, research, research.....and then some more research. (most) LCD manufacturers are trying to cut costs down so you need to know what you're paying for before you walk into the store. So here are a bunch of good sites to go to in order to find the relevant information: Jeff Atwood's great little introduction of the basics. If you want to pickup the terms/ideas quickly read this. Nice summary table (also on Jeff's site) of all the LCD technologies and their advantages. Table of laptop LCD part numbers (by size and manufacturer part number). Yeah this is where you find out that Apple chimped you by selling you a 6-bit philips panel as "Professional". More on this below. Table of desktop LCD part numbers (by size and manufacturer part number).…
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When SysAdmins Ruled The Earth…

Sysadmin, Technology
Just found this on Cory Doctrow's blog.....When SysAdmins Ruled The Earth....It's a great read/listen, specially if you're a current/former SysAdmin.Here are the different parts read during his podcast over a couple of sessions:Part 1Part 2Part 3Part 4Part 5Part 6If you like to read it yourself here is the entire story. This is great stuff........They even kill the CN Tower......Now you can't ask for more than that people.
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