Sunday, June 10


Daily News Stuff 10 June 2018

Weekend edition, where we pick up minor items that we didn't get to during the week.  (Because nothing happens on the weekend.)
  • Vultr upgrades their cloud servers with faster Skylake Xeons.  Up to 50% faster, in fact.  (I use Vultr for development and testing because they have a datacenter right here in Sydney.  So does Amazon, but (a) they cost at least twice as much, often more, and (b) AWS has the worst administration interface in the known universe.)

  • MongoDB is about to support transactions just like a real database.  Also like the TokuMX fork did five years ago.  MongoDB 4.0 is available as a release candidate now.

  • Microsoft buys GitHub.  Despite the squeals from the hacker fringe, this is probably good news for everyone - for Microsoft, for GitHub, for their competitors GitLab (I use GitLab myself), and for developers.  Techdirt rounds up some takes, including an embarrassing mess from the Guardian.

  • Tyan showed off the first standard Ryzen server motherboard at Computex.  This has been a noticeable hole in AMD's server offerings - they have the high-end Epyc chips (two sockets and up to 64 total cores), and embedded chips, but no low-end server offering.  And Intel have been ignoring low-end servers entirely - they have 6-core laptop parts, but their low-end server CPUs are still limited to 4 cores.  (Just to rub it in, they have six-core mobile Xeons for pro laptops, but not a server version.)

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1 MongoDB link goes to Vultr, should probably be this.


Posted by: J Greely at Monday, June 11 2018 10:11 AM (tgyIO)

2 Thanks!

Posted by: Pixy Misa at Monday, June 11 2018 11:19 AM (PiXy!)

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