Random uptime post

It’s just nice when you login to your machine and see something like:

11:50:20 up 919 days, 19:21, 1 user, load average: 0.04, 0.10, 0.08
[Mon Aug 29 11:50:20] htor@benten:~

One can make some conclusions:

  • 919 days no power outage (the server is hanging off a normal outlet)
  • there were numerous network outages during this time
  • the software raid also went on a rampage and halted the system for half a day (but came back afterwards)
  • 919 days no kernel upgrade (I don’t know of any remote exploits for the running kernel, I won’t tell the version though ;-))
  • the hardware (including the disks which make a strange sound since about a year) is rather robust (given that I got the machine from the department’s “dumpster”). The HDs will probably die once they stop spinning :-).

Another one on HotI

HotI was again a huge success this year! Intel’s facilities were very professional and video recording was just amazing (they had a full camera crew of 5 people including one producer on site). I enjoyed it a lot! And I’ll do one more year of TPC Co-Chair in 2012.

In the meantime, there was also another news article about the conference: EETimes. Unfortunately, I’m slightly mis-quoted but it’s not that bad (but who would built a 17-d Torus, not sure where this came from ;-)).