Jonathan Schwartz is my new hero

Posted on October 19, 2007. Filed under: Technology |

I’ve been reading Jonathan’s blog for a while now (he’s the CEO of Sun) because I love his honesty, curiosity and ability to think right outside the square.

His latest post on reducing waste by improving efficiency is so simple and common sense as to be jarring – it caught me completely by surprise. I’ll never look at a computer spec the same way again.

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2 Responses to “Jonathan Schwartz is my new hero”

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Hi Craig,
Thanks for the link to the efficiency v performance article on Jonathon Schwartz’s blog. It brought to my mind the question of when software will ever catch up to hardware in terms of the code being able to harness the hardware available? In a previous life I looked after a large bank deploying my software on SPARC IV/Solaris machines. It wasn’t 64 bit software and although we tried, we couldn’t get it to take full advantage of all the processing power (we actually tested this in Sun’s iForce labs in Sydney) We tried to make the software utilise the virtualisation capabilities of the hardware but to no avail. To me this was a real world example of software needing to catch up to hardware. Particularly now with the popularity of virtualisation technology. Just look at the success of VMWare’s recent debut, reported here: http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/businesstechnology/2003932626_vmware08.html

Cheers
Tony

I think VMWare’s done an outstanding job for the Microsoft world. I dont’ know where MS would be without them. I just wonder why people pay so much money for capabilities (like zones and storage virtualization) that are in Solaris precisely because of comments like Tony made years ago.


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