How to enter that VMware BIOS Setup Prompt

Using virtualised systems and dev-ops processes means that most of the time it is easier to build something afresh using templates and tools than to make changes to an existing environment. But sometimes, you do need to make those changes. And if that change requires an alteration to the BIOS configuration, that can be challenging.…

Orange delivers SD-WAN for Siemens

Making a change to the usual SDN acronym, “Siemens Digitalisation Network”  is provided by Orange Business Services. Covering 1500 sites, 94 countries and preparing Siemens for “Industry 4.0”, the network is based on SD-WAN providing a flexible and scalable infrastructure. “As a globally operating company with subsidiaries and divisions all over the world, we need…

Broadcom seeks to change Qualcomm’s board and mind.

Broadcom  is seeking to change Qualcomm‘s mind on the unsolicited merger announced recently. Qualcomm rejected the bid, and now Broadcom’s next step is seen. (Broadcom to Nominate Slate of 11 Independent, Highly Qualified Directors for Election at Qualcomm’s 2018 Annual Meeting) Broadcom is proposing 11 new board members to Qualcomm’s board at the Annual Meeting in…

Microsoft offers VMware in baremetal Azure

Microsoft‘s Azure blog has posted an announcement (Transforming your VMware environment with Microsoft Azure) about how they are managing VMware elements with Azure tools, as well as a full VMware stack deployment on bare-metal servers in the Azure environment. Microsoft is announcing Azure Migrate, a service to cluster VMware based applications, and understand the group-level…

A change to copper in ‘97 still helps chips scale down

According to IBM Research’s blog, a change they made 20 years ago is still helping us today. (One big wire change in ’97 still helping chips achieve tiny scale). 20 years ago is a long time in technology. In 1997 we were talking about CPU speeds of 233Mhz on 180nm chips. IBM’s Deep Blue was operating…

All 500 top supercomputers run Linux

The Top500 list regularly polls the organisations that run supercomputers creating a list of largest, fastest, most efficient and so on. The 50th release of the Top500 list was released yesterday.  And there have been some changes. The first is the rise in the number of Chinese supercomputers, putting them ahead of the United States for…