Thursday, December 22, 2011

Rocks cluster works!

Got Rocks cluster working - yeah! 4 computers (each with 2 CPU's [6 core] and 48GB RAM), Infiniband, 22TB storage (combined 2 x 11 TB RAIDs with GlusterFS). Running gene alignment program that works with make -- and qmake (part of Sun Grid Engine). Took a couple of months stumbling along to configure it and kick it into submission. So cool to see it loaded, running 70 processes.

Started reading up on make and trying to figure out how to get it to distribute jobs to nodes based on geographic coordinates or dates (instead of C code to compile).

Sunday, October 23, 2011

22 miles today

Great run today! Great mental boost - 22 miles in 3:00. Thinking I may just have figured out how to build up the strength to run a marathon well - 3:30 or better. Been building up long runs and building up my intervals. Last interval run was 4 x 2miles on 18min.

I think I can, I think I can ...

Friday, August 26, 2011

Hurricane Tracker map

Great interactive hurricane tracker. Click the button to load the aerial map. What's next? add terrain, then could show potential flooding. Could add evacuation routes, mouse over for the state's emergency management sites ... this is where the web is going