Beta

Slashdot: News for Nerds

×

Welcome to the Slashdot Beta site -- learn more here. Use the link in the footer or click here to return to the Classic version of Slashdot.

Thank you!

Before you choose to head back to the Classic look of the site, we'd appreciate it if you share your thoughts on the Beta; your feedback is what drives our ongoing development.

Beta is different and we value you taking the time to try it out. Please take a look at the changes we've made in Beta and  learn more about it. Thanks for reading, and for making the site better!

Comments

top

Ask Slashdot: Is Running Mission-Critical Servers Without a Firewall Common?

grilled-cheese Re:It Depends (282 comments)

I've set up networks where the server infrastructure itself is on its own segment, so there's no need for firewalls between the servers themselves, but the whole subnet is firewalled by a border router.

This is the same approach taken with many industrial control systems (i.e. SCADA) that weren't designed to be used in an internet connected world.

4 hours ago
top

Test-Driving NVIDIA's GRID GPU Cloud Computing Platform

grilled-cheese Re:Bad Scaling Problem Though (29 comments)

What version of Vmware View? Doesn't the vSGA scaling depend on which 'profile' you use?

See here: http://www.nvidia.com/object/v...

That link is referencing a citrix only idea, but their general distinctions between user types is apt. As of View 5.3, there is no longer a lockin to NVIDIA products yet nobody has made any yet to my knowledge. Intel & AMD are on the list to produce something sometime.

about 2 months ago
top

Test-Driving NVIDIA's GRID GPU Cloud Computing Platform

grilled-cheese Bad Scaling Problem Though (29 comments)

We very recently went through adding Grid cards to our VMware View infrastructure. The Grid K1 & K2 cards are a tradeoff on either more kepler processors or more cuda cores in addition to the quantity of RAM. VMware View can utilize a Grid card in either vSGA or vDGA modes (shared or direct passthrough of a kepler processor). From what I can discern, Dell only officially supports the Grid cards in their R720 server. That particular chassis can only accept 2 Grid cards max. So you can get your choice of 2, 4, 6, or 8 kepler processors. If you're using vDGA mode, you're creating a direct VDI desktop allocation of that core with DirectPath I/O. While this means that one desktop is going to have great performance, it means it isn't available for anyone else and you lose vMotion capability. If you run in vSGA mode, the performance per machine isn't as good as vDGA but more desktops can utilize the hardware. There arn't any good whitepapers I've found yet describing how far you can stretch a Grid K1, but the rule of thumb I got from another company who has ran them through their benchmark lab got around 25 desktops per K1 max. Therefore, assuming you've got a pair of them that means you can run ~50 desktops with a reduced performance when compared to vDGA. The technology still appears to be young to me, but we decided to take a chance and see how far we could take it.

about 2 months ago
top

Comcast Predicts Usage Cap Within 5 Years

grilled-cheese Re:It worked before (475 comments)

They took care of that by only installing one per mailbox address, except business class.

about 2 months ago
top

Comcast Predicts Usage Cap Within 5 Years

grilled-cheese Re:It worked before (475 comments)

The reason I've been given when asking about it was that only one modem could be provisioned on their end per last mile cable. So to provide a second WAN connection, they would have to run additional wiring from the pole into my house at my expense.

about 2 months ago
top

Comcast Predicts Usage Cap Within 5 Years

grilled-cheese Re:It worked before (475 comments)

Good luck finding a residential router capable of multiple WAN connections for a resonable price. Also, I don't believe they would do it because they can't provision more then one modem to an address/account, unless it's business class.

about 2 months ago
top

Comcast Predicts Usage Cap Within 5 Years

grilled-cheese It worked before (475 comments)

Yeah, because that worked out so well for consumers in the mobile phone space...

Also, this isn't new. Suddenlink has been doing this for over a year for everyone in our region. A friend of mine constantly streams netflix because he has young kids and a stay at home wife. He uses 100% of his cap almost every month at the highest rate plans available. Without switching to a business contract for 10x the cost, he can't get a bigger cap.

about 2 months ago
top

Hacker Says He Could Access 70,000 Healthcare.Gov Records In 4 Minutes

grilled-cheese Re: Every citizen? (351 comments)

Then they wouldn't be citizens, would they?

Have you looked at what politicians call immigration reform?

about 6 months ago
top

Hacker Says He Could Access 70,000 Healthcare.Gov Records In 4 Minutes

grilled-cheese Re: Every citizen? (351 comments)

They're called undocumented immigrants.

about 6 months ago
top

Ask Slashdot: Recommendations For Beautiful Network Cable Trays?

grilled-cheese B-line FlexTray System (250 comments)

We've been happy with our B-line FlexTray system running in our datacenter. It was easy to install, looks nice, and wasn't terribly expensive.

about 8 months ago
top

Bitcoin Protocol Vulnerability Could Lead To a Collapse

grilled-cheese Re:I prefer currency 1.0 (256 comments)

AKA Gold.

If someone has found a way to hack gold, they have had the good sense to keep quiet about it.

An alchemist never reveals their tricks.

about 9 months ago
top

Will the Supreme Court End Human Gene Patents?

grilled-cheese Monsanto? (228 comments)

If they were to rule out gene patents in humans, I wonder what that would do to Monsanto and the rest of the GMO industry?

about a year ago
top

Electronics Arts CEO Ousted In Wake of SimCity Launch Disaster

grilled-cheese Same guy? (427 comments)

Wasn't this the same guy that killed single-player only games from EA?

about a year ago
top

Ask Slashdot: How To Convince a Company Their Subscriber List Is Compromised?

grilled-cheese You don't always have to make new addresses (247 comments)

Some mail hosts & websites support using +notation in email addresses (i.e. gmail & google apps). So rather than generating new email addresses for everything, I do something like myemail+webpage@mydomain.com. When you look at who the email was sent to it should repeat this same pattern.

about a year and a half ago
top

WotC Releases Old Dungeons & Dragons Catalog As PDFs

grilled-cheese Re:D&D PDFs? (224 comments)

Trusting a cloud provider to the point where you don't have backups is one of the stupidest things I have heard today.

That's why I have 2 Cloud providers and replicate between them...

about a year and a half ago
top

RIAA Lawyer Complains DMCA May Need Revamp

grilled-cheese Sooner or later (303 comments)

Sooner or later they're going to realize that the internet is not conducive to their monopolistic, pricing model. I expect at some point they're just going to try and blanket take down all media on the internet, then come up with their own Internet3 crippled with DRM. Of course they'll sell signing keys and leases to indy publishers after enough red tape and time...

more than 2 years ago
top

Nintendo Announces New Console: Wii U

grilled-cheese Re:Does seem to be the case (330 comments)

Gimmicks can be great when they work, but they often flop hard.

Nintendo already knows this, just look at the virtual boy, powerglove, and R.O.B.

more than 3 years ago
top

PSN Up, And Then Down Again

grilled-cheese By design? (282 comments)

Clearly the solution here is to give Sony more personal information than you already have. How about your SSN, relative's contact info, 3rd grade report card, or facebook login (hoping you don't use the same login there). If Sony doesn't get their act together though, this will just turn into a cycle. There really is no way to identify someone on the internet other than using one issued by some other body such as a SSN or CCN who has hopefully done their legwork to verify your applications for ID are legitimate.

more than 3 years ago
top

Playstation To Restore Services This Week

grilled-cheese Token offering (174 comments)

I'm not going to go back to the PSN until Sony gives me a year of credit monitoring and the ability to sue them (not that I would, but thank you SCOTUS).

more than 3 years ago

Submissions

top

SoundExchange Shuts Down SWCast Internet Radio

grilled-cheese grilled-cheese writes  |  more than 3 years ago

grilled-cheese (889107) writes "On April 18th, SoundExchange filed a DMCA shutdown notice with the ISP for SWCast.net for failing to pay music royalties on behalf of small internet radio stations after 2005. While these internet radio stations had been paying SWCast for years under the promise of full recording industry compliance, they are now being forced to shutdown or seek alternatives for paying internet broadcast royalty fees."
Link to Original Source
top

How do remote developers meet with eachother?

grilled-cheese grilled-cheese writes  |  about 5 years ago

grilled-cheese (889107) writes "As my software company continues to grow, we find it harder to maintain the group consensus on software engineering. This is mostly due to people being out of the office or working abroad. When looking for ways to bring those developers back into normal discussions, what are some of the techniques and technologies that could be employed?"
top

What would you use to authenticate a 3rd party?

grilled-cheese grilled-cheese writes  |  about 5 years ago

grilled-cheese writes "I'm a system administrator who works with generating customized websites for universities containing private data. I'm wondering what the community thinks about authentication systems to hook in 3rd parties. One of the guidelines I use to protect customers is "If I ever know a credential, I don't want it". The best and only solution I've found to this point is CAS (Central Authentication Service). I'd really like to hear more suggestions for alternatives to offer."
top

How to test wifi?

grilled-cheese grilled-cheese writes  |  about 7 years ago

grilled-cheese (889107) writes "I'm working for a growing university's IT department and we are growing more and more concerned with our wireless network. While we have managed to feel pretty good about our security solution, we don't have a good method for planning, analyzing, and troubleshooting our existing infrastructure as it grows. How would you go about troubleshooting your wifi problems, or surveying the current setup? Is there a published standard for wifi coverage or utilization? What would be some important factors in your wifi planning such as Signal-Noise-Ratio and Multipath?"

Journals

grilled-cheese has no journal entries.

Slashdot Account

Need an Account?

Forgot your password?

Don't worry, we never post anything without your permission.

Submission Text Formatting Tips

We support a small subset of HTML, namely these tags:

  • b
  • i
  • p
  • br
  • a
  • ol
  • ul
  • li
  • dl
  • dt
  • dd
  • em
  • strong
  • tt
  • blockquote
  • div
  • quote
  • ecode

"ecode" can be used for code snippets, for example:

<ecode>    while(1) { do_something(); } </ecode>
Create a Slashdot Account

Loading...