22,000 Supermicro 7089P-TR4T Barebone 7U SuperServer
80,000 8 x xeon 8180
440,000 96 x M386AAK40B40-CWD
80,000 8 x Tesla V100

12TB Ram
224 CPU cores / 448 threads
40,960 CUDA Cores
5,120 Tensor Cores
15.5 TFlops DP

$2776 per VM
224 VMs | 1 Core / 53GB Ram

$1388 per VM
448 VMs | 1 Thread / 26.5GB Ram


Ram is still stupid expensive.
Getting really close to 32 core (intel) cpu's.
Don't feel like digging into this boxes PCI express support (claims 39 slots)
Single xeon 8180 supports 48 lanes so in theory you could have 24 x 16 PCI cards with 8 cpu.
Some mix of GPU/Network/Storage controllers, you could just dump in all into network and put the GPU and Storage elsewhere.

technological singularity.. we're close

Things are gonna get weird, the system above is about 10^12 and is using 14nm process, 5nm has been reached by IBM (last summer) and we might get to 2-3nm.

We can't really make them run faster (heat) and we can't make them much smaller (quantum uncertainties) so we are scaling cores, dies are getting huge.

The last single core Intel was the Celeron 445 in 2013 (1.86GHz)

The current fastest single thread speed is the intel i7-8700k @3.7Ghz (6 cores/12 threads).

This is what a 28 core 8180 package looks like.

Moore's law

Current research is saying it will fail around 2025, but then you can't predict the future and people keep saying we can't keep following moore's law but then something changes and we can.

We are learning how to make things taller with 3d stacking.

This is IBM 5nm process with stacked layers

This was the intel 4004 circa 1971, it had 2,250 transistors and used a 10,000nm process (10um) and did 92,000 instructions per second on a 12mm² die.

Intel claims 100Bil per mm² with 10nm so that would work out to 1200 billion transistors on the die size of a 4004.. 533,333 x improvement in ~ 47 years.

The 3d part is interesting because we are just starting that path really.

This was sim city in 1989.

This is what people do in cities skyline (current city builder game)

This is Tokyo

You might see where I'm going with this, we might not be able to make chips smaller or denser but we sure can make them taller and we are just beginning that trend. I imagine cpu's in the years to come will have a surface complexity that resembles a city.

There are also quantum computers, this stuff is real, it's now.


An ordinary bit can be either a 1 or a 0, a qubit can be both a 1 and 0 at the same time.
Two ordinary bits have 2² potential positions.
Two qubits have that same potential all at once.
Adding qubits expands potential exponentially.

Google says "The ability of quantum machines to outperform classical computers is called quantum supremacy"

"a quantum computer with just 50 qubits could outperform even the world’s most powerful supercomputers"


IBM has 50-qubit quantum computer, quantum state is preserved for 90 microseconds.

"We are really proud of this; its a big frickin deal"

IBM says it has simulated a 56-qubit computer.

So we are right on the edge of making computer systems that can out think humans, all of them at once, this will lead to machines that are far more complex than humans can understand.

Interesting times..
27 October 2016 @ 02:08 pm
Posted pics from Burning Man 2016 on flickr, enjoy!

Burning Man 2016

Burning Man 2016

27 September 2016 @ 08:48 pm
Things to think about.

How do you you teach yourself that you are you at a young enough age to keep yourself from hurting yourself?
You are me, when they say we are one this is what this means to me.
We all kinda think the same because we are the same, but we are different.
Long ago something happened like the Big Bang, it ties us together.
We are all shooting through space in close to the same path but because of all the randomness of time we all have these differences.
We are echoes of an infinite past, something along those lines.
We are the spaces between it all, spirals and spinning, and physics.
When the Big Bang happened it was like ringing a bell, everything in the universe has a relationship via spin.
From day one, it's so complex we can't even make sense of it, but it's there.
It looks like a fractal, an oscillator, the universe is an oscillator.
It keeps exploding and collapsing on itself and who knows how long that period is.
We might not collapse either, just dissipate into space, but then the same thing happens again, pop here we go!
We have lived infinite lives, over and over again.
Each and every interaction adding to the equation, adding to the memory of it all.
Things like Star Trek and our wildest imaginations happened, but they are like memories from the past, or echos of the future.
Every time things collapse and explode you kinda stay in the same trajectory.
Why we feel so closely related, why everything around us kinda just works, it's how this part of space works.
If you go somewhere else it's different, there is probably math in there that could explain it.
Every time the Big Bang happens we go the same way, ish.
We have been down the same path infinite times but basically the universe is all the different ways you can spin things.
We all came from the same point in space.
Maybe we figured something out, and popped in here, it's just taken a few billion years to kinda get our shit together again.
Time may have nothing to do with it and it is just fooling us, are we are really just everywhere all the time?
Why do the ravens come sit with me on the playa and watch the sunrise?
Why do we all kind of speak the same language but are physically separated?
Why do we all share these strange ideas of god?
Distant memories of ourselves, we keep figuring it out, we keep leaning this but eventually it all ends and we start over.
Maybe if we can hold society together long enough we can figure out how to last, but how long is long enough?
The ideas of some of the sci fi stories stretch eons.
At the root of it, we are all just a mass of spinning energy that somehow has consciousness, we all vibrate the same.
Why does color and sound resonate so well with us, the periodic table?
It's all the same seed in a random number generator, illuminated by the same light.
When you add up all the random ways shit can explode and bounce from the Big Bang you get us.
But that's just this spot, Déjà vu.
All the weird shit we can possibly imagine has probably happened.
That is why we are so traumatized, but we can't really remember.
Why we feel love and compassion and empathy.
We have art and beauty too, we have everything possible, we have been everything.
Current Mood: contemplativecontemplative
23 September 2016 @ 04:57 am
and more foxy than ever

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23 September 2016 @ 02:45 am
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Current Mood: cheerfulcheerful
Current Music: Dela Moontribe
31 December 2015 @ 11:13 am
It was epic!

I just finished getting all the pics uploaded to flickr


19 February 2015 @ 02:43 am
one of these:
plus eight of these:
= 21.760 TFlops (single precission) / 4.352 DP TFlops in 4 u

380 gpu400-tx01 is unknown cost say $1500 for the chassis and backplane

2x x5570 cpu is $1462

18 x dd3 8gb is $1584 (144GB)

8 x v9800 $20,000

4u 21.76 TFlops $25,000 ~3000w

1 rack $250,000 30kw 217.60 TFlops

42 racks $10.5mil 1260kW 9139.2 TF / 1827.84 DP TF (60TB ram)
4.8million stream processors
Current Mood: geekygeeky
03 March 2011 @ 10:23 am
48 cores, 512GB ram, 16GB video
10TB Storage (1.7 GByte/sec, 3 µsec latency, 1 Million random or sequential IOPS)

$1927 B8812F48W8HR 4U TYAN S8812 (S8812WGM3NR)
$1199 x4 ($4796) AMD OPTERON 6176 2.3gh
$553 x32 ($17,696) Kingston ValueRAM 16 GB Memory - DIMM 240-pin - 1066 MHz ( PC3-8500 )
$15,117 PNY nVidia Quadro Plex 2200 S4 Graphics System
$621 HP NC550SFP Dual Port 10GbE Server Adapter Network adapter
~$200,000 10TB Violin 3200
$3,998 (used) ViewSonic VP 2290b 3840x2400


could be expanded to 64 cores when the 16 core opterons are out.
could double the throughput on the storage with another v3200. +$200k
a second Quadro Plex 2200 S4 could be added.
05 January 2011 @ 09:06 am
I'm running a server, come check it out.

ssss.me:25565 |

Foxy's Playground
04 July 2010 @ 12:50 pm
Cedar went to goof off in town during the parade =)

Current Mood: bouncybouncy
01 December 2009 @ 12:08 pm
Picasa is a nifty program originally from Idealab and now owned by Google. The latest version has a facial recognition algorithm. Like most software it's not perfect, the false positives can be entertaining.

Current Mood: amusedamused
14 October 2009 @ 01:11 pm
I though about this cartoon today for some odd reason, I haven't seen it since I was a kid. Sure enough it's on youtube.


24 September 2009 @ 12:02 pm
We released a new thingy for facebook, bow to your cute puppeh overloads.

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15 September 2009 @ 05:32 pm
I could spend all day explaining why I go and trying to convince others they should go at least once in their lives. But I'll save you that and just show you my pictures. I didn't take many this year, not that there were not tons of things to take pictures of, each year I find I take less and less. I tend to find my time filled with having fun, not running around with a bunch of camera gear. Anyway here they are, enjoy.

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Until next year.
Current Location: Black Rock City
05 August 2009 @ 03:15 pm

"How it would be, if a house was dreaming"
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Current Mood: relaxedrelaxed
Current Music: fan noise
19 July 2009 @ 03:31 am

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Current Mood: relaxedrelaxed
Current Music: fan noise
11 June 2009 @ 03:30 pm
Current Mood: sleepysleepy
09 June 2009 @ 12:32 pm
If you don't like trance.. well move along.

A work in progress, thanks to grievre for the source material.


320kbps 219.8MB

thump thump thump
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Current Mood: chipperchipper
04 June 2009 @ 04:44 pm
"Meme" Rules:
1.) Anyone who looks at this entry has to post this meme and their current wallpaper at their LiveJournal.
2.) Explain in five sentences why you're using that wallpaper!
3.) Don't change your wallpaper before doing this! The point is to see what you had on!

I like random chaotic things. I also like to lose icons on my desktop, it's like a game to find them. This image I took of a wall in San Francisco that was completely plastered with stickers. I like the way it looks on my computer screen. It's fun to stare at.

Current Mood: boredbored
29 May 2009 @ 03:09 pm
On the other end of the spectrum, good bang for the buck.

$49.99 MSI K9AG NEO-2 DIGITAL w/ ATI Radeon 1250
$89.99 AMD Phenom 9600 2.3GHz
$50.98 OCZ Gold 4GB(2 x 2GB) DDR2 800
$49.00 Linkworld Midtower Case w/650W Power Supply
$51.00 Seagate SATA 500GB 32MB
Current Mood: geekygeeky
29 May 2009 @ 01:41 pm
$370 ASUS Rampage II Extreme LGA 1366 Intel X58 ATX Intel Motherboard
$985 Intel Core i7 Processor Extreme Edition i7-965 3.20GHz
$270 2x Mushkin Redline Ascent 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM
$389 3x eVGA nVIDIA GeForce GTX 285 SSC 1024MB
$200 2x Antec TPQ-1000
$168 Cooler Master CM Stacker STC-T01-UWK
Current Mood: geekygeeky
16 January 2009 @ 03:36 pm
X4 (AMD)
q qx i7 (Intel)

Looks like AMD (X4 9600) is still king of the hill when it comes to price vs performance (only looking at floating point performance as it is what I am most concerned with)

The Motherboard prices are just the cheapest MB's I could find for that platform.
All prices are from pricewatch.

These numbers really don't mean that much but is meant as a guideline to determine a starting point when building a system.

(Whets per $)
CPU GHz Whetstone cpu $ MB $ total
183.8622052 x49600 2.30 29782 $114.99 $46.99 $161.98
163.4108452 x49950 2.60 33661 $159.00 $46.99 $205.99
158.5831519 x49550 2.20 28407 $132.14 $46.99 $179.13
155.1226626 x49650 2.30 29782 $145.00 $46.99 $191.99
150.1666747 x49700 2.40 31083 $160.00 $46.99 $206.99
147.1861472 x49850 2.50 32300 $172.46 $46.99 $219.45
147.1861472 x49850 2.50 32300 $172.46 $46.99 $219.45
139.6352776 q6600 2.40 30858 $191.00 $29.99 $220.99
120.2000058 q9550 2.83 41588 $316.00 $29.99 $345.99
114.9874141 q6700 2.66 33804 $263.99 $29.99 $293.98
111.9437 i7 920 2.66 61400 $292.50 $255.99 $548.49
105.3461947 q9450 2.66 38661 $337.00 $29.99 $366.99
90.1464039 qx6700 2.66 33804 $331.00 $43.99 $374.99
80.25006379 i7 940 2.93 66045 $567.00 $255.99 $822.99
73.84979362 q9650 3.00 44013 $565.99 $29.99 $595.98
58.56434293 qx6800 2.93 36485 $579.00 $43.99 $622.99
57.72772728 qx6850 3.00 38677 $626.00 $43.99 $669.99
57.28341034 i7 965 3.20 72778 $1,014.50 $255.99 $1,270.49
42.15885362 qx9650 3.00 44013 $999.99 $43.99 $1,043.98
31.99855528 qx9770 3.20 46955 $1,423.42 $43.99 $1,467.41

Current Mood: geekygeeky
16 December 2008 @ 01:58 pm

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Current Location: hwy9, skyline
08 December 2008 @ 04:20 pm
I really love movies, they are the combination of so many forms of art, and when they all come together just right, the end result is truly amazing.

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17 November 2008 @ 05:33 pm
I duno maybe some black death or maybe just some rabies ..

yeah.. lol
09 November 2008 @ 11:06 pm
Something I made over the weekend.


Made with fractal eXtreme.
Current Music: "Under The Influence" Chemical Brothers
07 November 2008 @ 03:31 pm
07 November 2008 @ 03:00 pm
The truth will set you free, but first it will piss you off.
04 November 2008 @ 08:05 am

If you don't you lose your right to complain. You probably lose a few other rights too, so go out there and protect them! Voting is the civil form of war, don't like someone, vote them out! And if you can't think of any reason to go out and vote, do it for this one. Other people have fought and died for your right to vote, so use it.

*for my US friends
These are some crows at the beach where I grew up. They pick up snails and clams from the beach, fly up in the air and drop them on rocks to get to the good stuff.

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09 October 2008 @ 03:09 am
This is from that wall I liked in SF, I think it makes a nice desktop background.

08 October 2008 @ 11:55 pm
Not much to say.. we have a new factory replacement cat.
Had a good time, feet hurt, was good to get out of the house.
pics of the cat (it's been soon) and more from the city.

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04 October 2008 @ 12:41 am

It's been too long, I've missed you.
Current Mood: relaxedrelaxed
03 October 2008 @ 12:41 pm
We have a party at work every once in a while, we call it a cube crawl. The name comes from the first time we had this party. Everyone decked out their cubes, and had alcohol at each cube. Basically by the end of the night people were crawling between cubes. It's not a company sanctioned event, we just use the office space as a place to have a party. There is a DJ setup and various folks play music. I was asked to play some stuff this time.

I didn't feel like actually bringing in things to play music so I made a set last night to play at the party. I thought I would post the mix up for others to take listen to if they feel like it.

The cuts are rough and didn't have time to polish. A jazzy drummy analogy breakbeaty kind of thing.

80 mins, 192MB

Happy Friday.
29 September 2008 @ 10:12 pm

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Current Music: http://foxglove.primcast.com:8602
26 September 2008 @ 10:36 pm
from captpackrat

The color IQ test

12 September 2008 @ 01:23 am
I got spore Monday and started playing that night, I haven't done much of anything else except work and play spore, with some sleep in between when absolutely necessary. I have to say I really like this game. The amount of creativity you can express in it is amazing.

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08 September 2008 @ 02:22 pm
It's out, I have a copy sitting on my desk, I can't wait to get home and play it, finally.

People seem to be pissed off that it has DRM, personally I could care less because I'm not trying to make it work on Linux.
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16 August 2008 @ 07:03 pm
15 August 2008 @ 10:23 am
I is just what you say you to
I is just what you say you to
When I identify something, I do this in reference to
Something else

I is just what you say you to
I is just what you say you
I am convinced that the term "I", the self
Is idiological and can be dispensed with

It's nuts!

I is just what you say you to
I is just what you say you to
When I identify something, I do this in reference to
Something else

I is just what you say you to
I is just what you say you
I am convinced that the term "I", the self
Is idiological and can be dispensed with
Current Music: Actionist Respoke
01 August 2008 @ 04:20 pm
I don't really have words right now, I have a lot I want to share..

You will be missed by more people then you will ever know.. seriously dude wtf.

here are some more pics.. (i'm putting the rest of this post behind a cut because it's probably gona get pretty big.. I have a lot of stuff to add.

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Current Mood: numbnumb
24 July 2008 @ 02:25 pm
I ran over an apple core today, it made me think of a cheesy movie from the 80's Moving Violations. And for some reason this made me think of another cheesy movie from the 80' Midnight Madness Michael J. Fox's first movie.
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18 July 2008 @ 11:54 am
This is probably only interesting to me but whatever..

With the recent fire nearby there were a lot of planes and helicopters flying over the house, so I recorded them..


The original was recorded on an alisis io26 at 96Khz/24bit with Rode nt5 microphones.
15 July 2008 @ 01:07 pm
Found this guy (or girl.. both??) the other day, brought him in and took some pics.. They protest (sounds like screaming) loudly when handled but calm down once on something stable. Not sure what they are called. They are built like a tank and amuse the cats to no end. They occasionally occur on the order of infestation.

California Root Borer
Prioninae Prionini Prionus californicus
Motschulsky, 1845

These long-horned beetles are nocturnal and most active at twilight and before sunrise. The larvae are root feeders and can cause serious damage to oak, madrone, cottonwood and many types of fruit trees including apple, peach, and cherry.

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05 July 2008 @ 02:22 am
Illegal (best kind) fireworks by the general public.

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Current Location: Santa Cruz
20 June 2008 @ 05:16 pm
it's a kick ass browser plugin (supports most major browsers) check it out.


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16 June 2008 @ 02:52 pm
14 June 2008 @ 09:30 am
Yawn... I'm not a morning person.. so I stayed up all night to do this.

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Current Location: Skyline Blvd near Clouds Rest, Bay Area California
Current Mood: accomplishedaccomplished