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Supercomputing in the cloud...

In 1996 the fastest computers in the world reached about 1 teraflop in performance.  Today you can hop on EC2 and use one (or say, 8) for $17 / instance-hour.http://www.allthingsdistributed.com/2010/11/cluster_gpu_instances_amazon_ec2.htmlThese use NVIDIA GPUs with their CUDA API.  So taking advantage of the performance would require some custom coding.  But you can't beat that price.PatSee More
Apr 8, 2011
Cameron Souza replied to Pat Niemeyer's discussion Supercomputing in the cloud... in the group Cloud Computing
"That is mind blowing. Now 15 year old hackers can access yesterday's supercomputing speeds for less than their weekly allowance!"
Nov 17, 2010
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Supercomputing in the cloud...

In 1996 the fastest computers in the world reached about 1 teraflop in performance.  Today you can hop on EC2 and use one (or say, 8) for $17 / instance-hour.http://www.allthingsdistributed.com/2010/11/cluster_gpu_instances_amazon_ec2.htmlThese use NVIDIA GPUs with their CUDA API.  So taking advantage of the performance would require some custom coding.  But you can't beat that price.PatSee More
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Nov 16, 2010
Dan Moore commented on Pat Niemeyer's blog post Simpler and Speedier GWT with Server Side RPC Serialization
"Hmmm.. I was just passed this article by a blog reader. Very interesting ideas. Can I ask why you didn't just use JSON and javascript overlays (which gets you the static typing)? Was it because of the size of the JSON?"
Nov 9, 2010
Pat Niemeyer is now friends with Nick Mann, Lynn Powers and Johnson C. Ho
Mar 9, 2010
Pat Niemeyer commented on Daniel Leuck's blog post C# 4: Dynamic Types, Variance & Named Arguments
"These look very useful. ActionScript has the dynamic invocation features of course, since it's crawling up to static types from being purely dynamic. It also has the optional and named parameters in exactly the same way. What it is lacking is…"
Oct 25, 2009
Pat Niemeyer commented on Daniel Leuck's blog post Building a Native OS X Desktop App: First Impressions
"This is a completely different issue from the declarative vs. visual building. But what you are saying is that views never have any logic and they are always static building blocks to be assembled by controllers. This may be true of simple views,…"
Oct 17, 2009
Pat Niemeyer commented on Daniel Leuck's blog post Building a Native OS X Desktop App: First Impressions
"It's not just about the UI... MXML is an entire declarative complement to ActionScript... It allows you to do the parts of your app that make sense in a declarative context in XML... both GUI elements and non GUI. I think you may be thinking…"
Oct 16, 2009
Pat Niemeyer commented on Daniel Leuck's blog post Building a Native OS X Desktop App: First Impressions
"I said the same thing when I first looked at Interface Builder for doing iPhone work... that it was the best WYSIWYG interface builder I'd used - and really the first want that I wanted to use in lieu of procedural setup. But after trying the…"
Oct 16, 2009
Konstantin A Lukin commented on Pat Niemeyer's blog post Simpler and Speedier GWT with Server Side RPC Serialization
"Thank you, Pat, for this in-depth explanation along with code examples. We've adopted this technique for serving static Java data content. FYI, here are sample size numbers, encoding same object in different formats (in # of chars) Xml…"
Oct 12, 2009
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"We are looking for an experienced Java Programmer for a Honolulu based, full-time Java contract. This will be an initial 6 month assignment with a strong possibility of extension. We need a programmer who would be able to pull data out of our…"
May 22, 2009
Jim L commented on Pat Niemeyer's blog post Simpler and Speedier GWT with Server Side RPC Serialization
""Freezer" looks it does something very similar: http://code.google.com/p/gwt-freezedry/."
May 20, 2009
Pat Niemeyer replied to Brooke Fujita's discussion Google App Engine Now Supports Java! in the group Java Developers
"I was also excited to see that it supports JPA with real transactions! There are some limitations, but this is a big improvement over, for example, Amazon's SimpleDB... at least in terms of the API."
Apr 9, 2009
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Mar 27, 2009
Tim Dysinger commented on Pat Niemeyer's blog post A End to End Walk through our Java Stack...
"Boy I am glad I stopped doing Java. 10 years is enough."
Mar 21, 2009
Truman Leung commented on Pat Niemeyer's blog post Amazon EC2 cloud computing got much cheaper today...
"I've been thinking of going with Amazon EC2. This sweetens the deal. But has anyone tried out www.gogrid.com?"
Mar 13, 2009
Cameron Souza commented on Pat Niemeyer's blog post Amazon EC2 cloud computing got much cheaper today...
"I have to make the jump and give Amazon a try."
Mar 13, 2009
Daniel Leuck commented on Pat Niemeyer's blog post Amazon EC2 cloud computing got much cheaper today...
"The EC2 option just keeps getting better. I'll be interested to see how Rackspace's new cloud platform stacks up."
Mar 12, 2009
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Amazon EC2 cloud computing got much cheaper today...

Today Amazon introduced "reserved instance" pricing for users who tend to run long lived instances.The usual pricing for a small instance is $0.10 per cpu-hour, which works out to about $73/month if you keep your instance alive 24x7.With the reserved pricing you can pay a fixed amount for a term of 1 year or 3 years and get a reduced hourly usage rate of $.03 per cpu-hour For 1 year the up front fee is $325, for 3 years it's $500.If you run your instance all the time I believe that works out…See More
Mar 12, 2009

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Occupation:
Software Developer, Other
Company:
Ikayzo.com
Software Language Proficiencies / Interests:
BeanShell, C, C++, HTML, Java, Javascript, Lisp, Ruby, SQL, XML, Other
About Me:
I am the author of the Learning Java series of books by O'Reilly & Associates and the BeanShell Java Scripting language.
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Amazon EC2 cloud computing got much cheaper today...

Today Amazon introduced "reserved instance" pricing for users who tend to run long lived instances.



The usual pricing for a small instance is $0.10 per cpu-hour, which works out to about $73/month if you keep your instance alive 24x7.



With the reserved pricing you can pay a fixed amount for a term of 1 year or 3 years and get a reduced hourly usage rate of $.03 per cpu-hour For 1 year the up front fee is $325, for 3 years it's $500.



If you run your instance all… Continue

Posted on March 12, 2009 at 11:42am — 4 Comments

Browser SSL attacks presented at Black Hat...

Moxie Marlinspike gave a presentation titled: "New Tricks for Defeating SSL in Practice" at the Black Hat conference last week and released code that demonstrates practical, man in the middle based, attacks on browser security.



The results are a bit depressing, but not entirely new or unexpected. The attacks that he presented in the talk mostly skirt around SSL and while they… Continue

Posted on February 24, 2009 at 5:57am — 5 Comments

A End to End Walk through our Java Stack...





In this post I will take a walk through our preferred Java application stack from end to end, noting what I consider to be some useful practices along the way. While it's a never ending process to re-evaluate packages and tools as time goes on, I have found that this basic architecture has held up quite well for many years. We've used it on numerous large commercial applications ranging from critical banking and finance apps to high volume entertainment sites. I'm not going to try to… Continue

Posted on February 22, 2009 at 1:10pm — 10 Comments

Why doesn't Microsoft learn?

In this morning's headlines I came across the following pair of articles:



Apple to Integrate 'QuickTime Pro' Features into Snow Leopard?



Average User Only Runs 2 Apps, So Microsoft Will Charge for More



The first is about how Apple, as part of the upcoming release of… Continue

Posted on February 9, 2009 at 5:41am — 5 Comments

Simpler and Speedier GWT with Server Side RPC Serialization

In this post I will describe how we are using server side GWT RPC serialization at Ikayzo to both improve performance and simplify client code logic.



First, let's have a quick recap of the normal startup sequence of a GWT application. As depicted below, it begins with the client requesting an HTML page containing a GWT script reference and static application text. All that is required in this initial page is a one line script that includes the GWT application's "nocache" file. The job… Continue

Posted on February 4, 2009 at 5:30am — 9 Comments

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At 5:45pm on March 30, 2008, Daniel Leuck said…
Hey Pat - Check out how easy it is to build object graphs using C# 3.0's object initializers. Groovy builders are very similar and Jython supports easy graph building via named arguments to constructors. Java needs something like this, especially for Swing programming.
At 11:45pm on March 27, 2008, Cameron Souza said…
Are you the guy that wrote BeanShell and Learning Java?
 
 
 

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