Wednesday, October 08, 2014

Links of the day 08 - 10 - 2014

Today's links 08/10/2014: Power 8 , NUMA, VM flash cloning , state of bitcoin
  • Project Fargo / VMfork : flash cloning solution from VMWare, allow the very fast cloning of VM ( second vs minutes). VMware needs to push that if it wants to keep its hypervisor relevant compared to docker. 
  • IBM Power 8 server : Impressive beast with proprietary NUMA interconnect enabling to reach up to 192 core and 16 TB of RAM by linking 4 nodes together. 
  • State of Bitcoin Q3 2014 : adoption , usage, ATMs, investment is up but market cap is down ( probably due to the recent massive sell off )