Mar 23

VMware vSphere ESXi 6.0 highlights


There’s been an assortment of events, videos and articles about the launch of vSphere ESXi 6.0 from VMware. Being the virtualization fan that I am I confess I’ve been taking the version out for a spin since the beta.

I thought of doing the Pros and Cons to be different, but the Con side would be rather thin. As you can imagine Vmware continues to push the limits by allowing more of pretty much everything you can think of. Continue reading

Oct 14

Bob Pellerin has a new financial article published in Bull & Bear Financial Report!

We’re pleased to annouce Bob Pellerin (CTOBOB) has published an article titled “Market Makers, their Disappearance.How to take Advantage of It” in Bull & Bear Financial Report issue Vol. 26 No. 6 dated Sept-Oct 2014. You can read the article here (Click the picture):


The article was co-written with K.C. Grainger of

Oct 01

Windows 10 unveiled


Something funny happened on the way to Windows 9. Ever since the introduction of Windows 8 and the release of 8.1, I’ve been concerned about the corporate users. More specifically, how such a large user base was going to be convinced to jump from the rock solid Windows 7 to the next version. I’m relieved and a little surprised to see how well they appear to be handling the mess they created with the tiles (metro) interface. I love the concept for touch based computing (such as tablets and hybrid laptops). The corporate users that I saw using Windows 8 lost a lot of productivity. Windows 8, without a touchscreen, added extra clicks to some basic functions and completely undid all the years of training end users to hit the start button to find things. Continue reading

Sep 08

Intel releases their new Xeon E5-2600 V3 processors

Intel just released the all new Xeon E5-2600 series processors. These processors replace the V2 branded predecesors. They add more processing power for the buck as well as a series of updates including memory to power consumption.



Highlights of the new platform

  • Supports dual processors with 4 to 18 cores
  • Socket R3
  • 4x DDR4 channels (1333, 1600, 1866 (2DPC), 2133 (1 DPC) RDIMM, LRDIMM
  • PCIe 3.0
  • DMI2 (4 lanes)
  • 10x SATA3 ports
  • Fortville (40GbE), Springfield (1GbE)

These slides highlight the new memory DDR4 vs the older DDR3. More speed, less power.

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Aug 27

Seagate launches 8TB desktop drive

Seagate Technology plc (NASDAQ:STX) has just officially released an 8TB drive ahead of their competitors. As the amount of data increases for individuals and corporations alike new less expensive solutions are certainly welcome. Individual’s have more pictures, music and videos. Corporation are struggling to keep pace with retention laws and the production of more and more documents. Higher storage density, reduced power consumption and lower price per TB are always appreciated.

These new drives are enterprise-class and use the latest SATA 6Gb/s for fast throughput.

Bob Pellerin (CTOBOB)