#1 - I'm so glad that proved to be the case. I've insisted on ECC RAM in every
server I've ever spec'ed or built. Especially if it was going to be the only server
It's been said Ed is: "old-school," and "overly cautious" for demanding ECC.
Now, it looks like they can also add the phrase: "and right" to the above sentence.
#9 - Well...NVidia is supposedly quitting the graphic chipset business. All that architectural know-how isn't going to just go away.
There's already been some projects that successfully demonstrated clustering multiple NVIDIA GeForce 9800 GX2 graphics cards to produce an inexpensive (<$4k USD) bespoke supercomputer.
So maybe a new processor
from NVidia will be Microsoft's next 128-bit hardware platform? Think about it. A proprietary hardware platform wedded to a proprietary OS...
Shades of Apple!
It's a strategy that worked for Steve Jobs. Maybe it will work for Steve Ballmer too.
(Now s'cuze me while I boot my tech market tracker. NVidia listed at something like 14¼ following a 3/2 split last time I checked. I just might be tempted to put a bet down.
Thx Dr. E! *DISCLAIMER: 40Hz does not own stock in NVidia Corporation - nor should anything he said be construed either as investment advice, or a stock purchase recommendation. His comments were made solely for educational and entertainment value. So there!