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 Post subject: Re: Raspberry Pi
PostPosted: Tue Feb 21, 2012 17:36 
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Hire me. I'm really fucking good at load testing.


What you need to do is go and work for every enterprise software company ever. Because I've yet to find one that has the ability to back up any of its scaling numbers with anything other than a confused look and "Well, it should work OK with that many [nodes|devices|users|countries|mailboxes]".

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 Post subject: Re: Raspberry Pi
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Doctor Glyndwr wrote:
Hire me. I'm really fucking good at load testing.


What you need to do is go and work for every enterprise software company ever. Because I've yet to find one that has the ability to back up any of its scaling numbers with anything other than a confused look and "Well, it should work OK with that many [nodes|devices|users|countries|mailboxes]".


Because there is only one way to make sure, and the cheapest way to do that is to bullshit until you find a mug willing to try it for real and pay for it at the same time ;)


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 Post subject: Re: Raspberry Pi
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Because there is only one way to make sure, and the cheapest way to do that is to bullshit until you find a mug willing to try it for real and pay for it at the same time ;)


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 Post subject: Re: Raspberry Pi
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Because there is only one way to make sure, and the cheapest way to do that is to bullshit until you find a mug willing to try it for real and pay for it at the same time ;)


Haha. Not so much. We have a tendency to....not really pay for things very much at all.

One of our suppliers we negotiated an unlimited licence agreement and global support contract with in 2001. At this point their product was in its infancy and we had approximately 500 units deployed. Every year renewal rolls around and we refuse to negotiate right up until the last minute when they invariably cave in and allow us to renew support and licencing at exactly the same price as before. We currently have over 50,000 units deployed globally and we're still paying the same as we were over a decade ago.

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Craster wrote:
Doctor Glyndwr wrote:
Hire me. I'm really fucking good at load testing.


What you need to do is go and work for every enterprise software company ever. Because I've yet to find one that has the ability to back up any of its scaling numbers with anything other than a confused look and "Well, it should work OK with that many [nodes|devices|users|countries|mailboxes]".


One of our shiny bits of sale guff had the term "infinitely scalable" on it. Our product really, really wasn't.


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PostPosted: Wed Feb 22, 2012 11:07 
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They probably meant "horizontally scalable".


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Doctor Glyndwr wrote:
Hire me. I'm really fucking good at load testing.


What you need to do is go and work for every enterprise software company ever. Because I've yet to find one that has the ability to back up any of its scaling numbers with anything other than a confused look and "Well, it should work OK with that many [nodes|devices|users|countries|mailboxes]".


One of our shiny bits of sale guff had the term "infinitely scalable" on it. Our product really, really wasn't.


I wrote a program to help with Risk Assessments which was to help small businesses to manage small, repetitive jobs. Management then decided to try and pitch it to a company that did repairs on oil rigs and pipelines and tried to convince them that this bit of software would cover all the Health & Safety requirements. Thankfully, it never went ahead.

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 Post subject: Re: Raspberry Pi
PostPosted: Wed Feb 22, 2012 12:23 
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Doctor Glyndwr wrote:
They probably meant "horizontally scalable".

Vertical scale is theoretically infinite, isn't it? Until you run out of electricity, at least.

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Vertical scale is theoretically infinite, isn't it? Until you run out of electricity, at least.
What? No. I think you have your definitions backwards. Horizontal scalability is adding nodes (think web layers), vertical scalability is beefing up existing nodes (think non-clustered databases).


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Doctor Glyndwr wrote:
Hire me. I'm really fucking good at load testing.



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 Post subject: Re: Raspberry Pi
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Vertical scale is theoretically infinite, isn't it? Until you run out of electricity, at least.
What? No. I think you have your definitions backwards. Horizontal scalability is adding nodes (think web layers), vertical scalability is beefing up existing nodes (think non-clustered databases).


That's just scalability in terms of throwing hardware at it though. Doesn't help you in the event that you have actual scalability issues in the software. Such as a panicked vendor having to rush us a software patch when they realised the number of devices we had deployed was creeping above the 32,000 mark....

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That's just scalability in terms of throwing hardware at it though. Doesn't help you in the event that you have actual scalability issues in the software.
Well, any perfectly-designed piece of software can only hope to be scaled by one of those two mechanisms. The imperfect ones, of course, are something different.

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PostPosted: Wed Feb 22, 2012 13:13 
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Doctor Glyndwr wrote:
Craster wrote:
That's just scalability in terms of throwing hardware at it though. Doesn't help you in the event that you have actual scalability issues in the software.
Well, any perfectly-designed piece of software can only hope to be scaled by one of those two mechanisms. The imperfect ones, of course, are something different.


:this:

We had made decisions earlier that made proper horizontal scaling really hard - it was much easier to just replace hardware with ever-beefier hardware. Of course, you hit a limit there pretty quick, unless yopu have a spare Cray sitting around.


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Vertical scale is theoretically infinite, isn't it? Until you run out of electricity, at least.
What? No. I think you have your definitions backwards. Horizontal scalability is adding nodes (think web layers), vertical scalability is beefing up existing nodes (think non-clustered databases).

I know. What's stopping you throwing MOAR RAMS at your one uber-box?

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 Post subject: Re: Raspberry Pi
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The 64-bit address space limit?

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 Post subject: Re: Raspberry Pi
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I know. What's stopping you throwing MOAR RAMS at your one uber-box?
I've never found a server that can support infinite RAM. Plus your app might be CPU, network I/O, or backplane I/O bound anyway, and I've never seen a single server with infinite amounts of those either.


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I know. What's stopping you throwing MOAR RAMS at your one uber-box?
I've never found a server that can support infinite RAM. Plus your app might be CPU, network I/O, or backplane I/O bound anyway, and I've never seen a single server with infinite amounts of those either.

"Theoretically".
Anyway, I'd just get them from the same place that makes infinite servers for you, and host them at the infinite datacenter - at least I wouldn't need to pay extra for the IPv∞ network ;)

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 Post subject: Re: Raspberry Pi
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Tomorrow at 6am, apparently.

Doubt any of us will get one of the first 20,000 then :/


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 Post subject: Re: Raspberry Pi
PostPosted: Tue Feb 28, 2012 22:17 
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I'll wait until there is a solid build of xmbc available and people have started to sell cases.


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 Post subject: Re: Raspberry Pi
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Couple of months then.

There's going to be a massive backlog... suddenly everyone gives a shit. Once you can order a cased Model B in under a month don't even bother worrying about XBMC - it'll be ready.


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PostPosted: Wed Feb 29, 2012 18:17 
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Can you dicks stop clogging up Farnell and RS with your Raspberry Pi orders, I'm trying to do some Important Work here :p
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 Post subject: Re: Raspberry Pi
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I registered my interest but don’t expect to see one for 3 months or so. That’s not a bad thing as hopefully there will some cases and things available by then.


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 Post subject: Re: Raspberry Pi
PostPosted: Thu Jul 26, 2012 14:56 
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I sold my Raspberry Pi after a week because I couldn't get it to work.

Still, I got double what I paid for it in the first place, which was nice. (I never intended to profiteer, incidentally.)


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Is that because it was broken or because it didn't work as you expected?

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 Post subject: Re: Raspberry Pi
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Mine turned up last week, I extracted a Linux ISO onto a 16GB SD and it worked a treat.

Ordered a 32GB from memorybits a week ago and its still not here :roll: (the 16GB is out of my camera)

What I need to do next is get a screen that takes HDMI or get a DVI adaptor, I had it plugged into my TV for the test.

All in a nice thing to have, I had to wait at least 5 months for it though.


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Is that because it was broken or because it didn't work as you expected?

Don't have the technical ability, basically. Knew it wasn't plug and play, but didn't expect it to be so difficult to get working.


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I see that the model B has just started shipping with 512MB of lovely RAM

http://www.raspberrypi.org/archives/2180


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When are they going to get the X server to be hardware accelerated with the GPU? That's all that's really holding me back for the project I have in mind.

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I see that the model B has just started shipping with 512MB of lovely RAM

http://www.raspberrypi.org/archives/2180

Gngh. My model B came last week. How irksome. (And I'm having real trouble getting raspbmc to run.)


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The big question is, will they now do a cut-down version called Electron while beefing up the main one to Master [128|Compact]?

Wait, there was a Model C, wasn't there?


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I HAS ONE! An 512m and all.

I don't know what to do with it now. But it will BE AWESOME.


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I HAS ONE! An 512m and all.

I don't know what to do with it now. But it will BE AWESOME.

You plug it in, get it to work, exclaim a few times that "IT'S A COMPUTER! AN ACTUAL WORKING COMPUTER! FOR THIRTY POUNDS! BARGAIN!" and then unplug it all, put it away in a drawer and leave it there.


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I HAS ONE! An 512m and all.

I don't know what to do with it now. But it will BE AWESOME.

You plug it in, get it to work, exclaim a few times that "IT'S A COMPUTER! AN ACTUAL WORKING COMPUTER! FOR THIRTY POUNDS! BARGAIN!" and then unplug it all, put it away in a drawer and leave it there.


Only if you're a cynical, uninventive bastard. ;)

I intend to use mine as a media centre (using Raspbmc). :)


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I have it at work, plugged in and booted up, but I've realised I don't have a cable to plug it into a screen. Gah!


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The picade - an arcade cabinet for the Pi

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I've just bought meself a Pi3 on a whim.

Probably going to install Amibian (bootable amiga emulation) on one card and RetroPie on another for console emulation.

Or... play with it for a few days then forget I had it.


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Been having a lot of fun with kids playing SNES games. They love Cool Spot! I got a couple of cheap USB SNES controllers from eBay and they work great.

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Was it difficult to set up and get going? I think I want one of these but don't know a thing about them to be fair.


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Not really tricky, but I am a computery guy. The trickiest part is obtaining ROMs.


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The PS1 emulation seems to work well on the Pi3. Even the rumble works if you use the USB Xbox pad.

Well, it works for Gran Turismo anyway as that's the only game that I legally own. Might have to legally own a few more...


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