Ig: It is still a mess, if you look at the source of most pdfs, it is an unholy mess. They only began with the latest release a "block oriented" approach in favour of their previous "line oriented" approach. Ever wondered why copying text from a 2 column pdf was so hard?
I still love to send people pdf files of my finished texts, but only because it is more cross-plattform compared to office files. It also looks better than .rtf or .txt and is read only for most people.
Even without that, having PDF available as a universal standard for pixel-perfect WYSIWYG is a big win. Too bad Micro$oft had to shit in the punch bowl by introducing XPS. Is there *any* valid reason for the existence of XPS or is it a 100.0% NIH play?
Best network-attached storage EVER? http://www.storagereview.com/echostreams_flachesan2_custom_flash_array_build
Funny, it's built out of more-or-less standard PC hardware, albeit high-end hardware. So the guys wondering how much faster their games would load if striped on this array might be better off attaching a QLogic Raid controller and having at...
For some crazy reason, I want to have one of these in my living room.
Definitely. Infiniband can be a bit pricey, but it's the highest-performance interconnect out there. They've had hardware-assisted virtualization since before it was cool, and now Intel is playing catch-up (weakly) with VT-c.
VT-c will certainly be much more cost effective, but it won't have the offload performance.
Given that it's Infiniband, I wouldn't be surprised if it's none of the above.
Probably SRP (SCSI RDMA Protocol) or iSER (iSCSI extensions for RDMA) but FibreChannel-over-Infiniband or plain unaccelerated iSCSI might also be options.
It Just Works (tm).
Can you move out of my network connection? btw, your skin is getting dark spots.
Looks like a Dalek that survived Chernobyl.