rossy (536408) writes "I'm reading about the new Sandy bridge, and I see this great high-bandwidth path direct into the CPU (PCI-X) Does anyone have a RAID multi-lane PCI-X controller I can create a low latency disk set onto... I have a task where I need to process lots (gobs) GB of data through the CPU, and back out again. SATA at 6Gb seems like such a constrained pipe for the data. Is there anyone who could keep a PCI-X multi-lane disk controller card fed with data from a disk?" Link to Original Source top
rossy writes "I stumbled across this site http://lightfleet.com/ and they reference a "rumored" Intel laser computer. Lightfleet is preparing to launch a all-to-all optical interconnect switch. This looks like it would be cool for supercomputer inter-node communication. I can think of some other cool applications as well. The idea of an optical computer or optical network IC from Intel is always fun." Link to Original Source top
rossy writes "The US treasury actually has a terrific website, and I encourage folks to try it out and get great deals on savings bonds and T-bills online, which are likely to beat your banks rates... but today while logging in I found something rather interesting/funny. So while I think this is just a coincidence, the more I thought about it the more I wanted to comment on it.
Basicly, the entry link photos suggest that only men are interested in buying/selling US treasuries.
Go to the following link... http://www.treasurydirect.gov/ look at the three pictures.
Personal , Institutional, Government.
Based on the bulleted information, only Personal and Government bulleted text discuss the buying and selling of securities.
The institutional bulleted text discuss the location and dissemination of information.
Look closely.... Men are depicted in the Personal and Government pictures... but women are in the institutional picture.
I can't tell if this means that men are the only ones who should be trusted to buy and sell government securities...
and I'm sure it is not something that is a result of explicit policies of the current administration.
I'd also comment that the two government men look like they are carrying large briefcases full of (? Money, un-passed legislation?)
I hate to slur a wonderful website, but it was a slow news day. My apologies to the team that did such a good job with that site, other than those photos. — Ross"