Monday, October 25th, 2010
When I was young, I thought scissors came with the tips broken off … I learned later in life that actually they had been broken off by my dad when he used them as screwdrivers … an early lesson in using the right tool for the job. When we started the process of defining the ClearPath NextGen architecture we knew we needed to preserve the partitioning capabilities from earlier systems and at the same time we wanted to exploit all the capabilities in Intel’s latest system designs.. While virtualization is all the rage, we chose not to use a general purpose hypervisor for partitioning … did we choose wisely?
Tuesday, October 19th, 2010
The ClearPath systems launched this week, the Dorado 4100 and the Libra 4100, represent the foundation for the next 50 years of ClearPath computing. What makes them significant is not that they are new, but that they are a contemporary interpretation that is true to the architecture of the systems that preceded them. Compatibility is one of the guiding principles of ClearPath engineering … Do you think the guiding principles of the ClearPath teams are still important?
Monday, October 11th, 2010
The term utility computing has been around for some time. In some respects the timesharing systems of the 1970′s fit this model. As with many things the notion of utility computing was before it’s time. It was born of necessity but never really realized its full potential as is often the case when imagination and reality collide. Is it time? Is it back? Or is it gone forever?
Sunday, October 3rd, 2010
While I was in Wellington, New Zealand for their Future Matters Conference I was asked to do a presentation on “iPhone integration with ClearPath”. It is interesting how the more correct “Smartphone integration with ClearPath” is less exciting to those that plan conferences. The point is while these devices capture the imaginations of the masses; integration of smartphones and similar devices like iPads, Blackberries and even iPhones is hard for many to see as being applicable to them.