Posts Tagged ‘performance’

Update (14 Mar 2014) Andrew Weir pointed out that I the price is per month not per year – corrected accordingly. The big news of the last day is that Google dropped its pricing for Drive storage to $9.99 per TB per month. Ex Googler Sam Johnston says ‘So the price of storage is now […]


It’s almost 3 years since I got my HP Microserver – time for a change. 8GB wasn’t enough RAM for all the VMs I want to run, and even with an unofficial upgrade to 16GB I was running out of room. The NL40 processor was starting to show some strain too. The time had come […]


This post first appeared on the CohesiveFT blog. One of the announcments that seemed to get lost in the noise at this week’s IO conference was that Google Compute Engine (GCE) is now available for everyone. I took it for a quick test drive yesterday, and here are some of my thoughts about what I found. Web interface […]


Since I was so happy with the HP 650 business laptop that I got for my wife, my father in law decided to get one too. I was surprised to find that the Windows Experience Index (WEI) was so much slower than I’d seen on my wife’s machine: It’s no surprise that the memory benchmark […]


First the really good news – Lenovo (or more specifically their fulfilment partner Digital River) managed to take an order from me and ship (on time) without some major disaster happening (as I’ve suffered before, repeatedly). They seem to have entirely given up on supplying order tracking information, which is little change in practice to […]


My friend Randy posted a few days ago on Grid, Cloud, HPC … What’s the Diff?. I started to make a comment on the blog, but it was getting too long so I moved it here. Randy does a good job of pinning down both performance and scalability, but in my experience productivity trumps both. This […]