This year, once again, we spent months raising tomatoes in the backyard. Selecting just the right seeds, using the grow light when snow was still on the ground, digging and then cultivating the soil. Adding special bags of dirt, getting rid of the blight, watering at just the right times. We've gotten some lovely tomatoes this year. And today, the dog stole another one.
What bothers me the most is that he does everything in his power to distract us from the fact that he stole one. He will bring his bone over, start smelling some flowers, chew on a stick. Anything to distract us from the half-eaten green tomato lying right next to him.
The new Oracle Wall Street Journal ad, previously about TPC-C, is now about Solaris. The web page supporting the previous Oracle TPC-C ad now redirects to a generic page. An Oracle press release this week even announced a limp TPC-C "record" for a tiny result on a very small system. Oh, and by the way, it was an HP system - yes, you heard that right.
Distractions bother me. But even worse, I wish my dog would wait until the tomato is actually ripe.
(1) IBM Power 780 cluster (3 x 64 core) (24 chips, 192 cores, 768 threads) with DB2 9.7 TPC-C result of 10,366,254 tpmC, $1.38/tpmC, configuration available 10/13/10) is the best overall system. A 64-core IBM Power 595 (5 GHz, 32 chips, 128 threads) with IBM DB2 9.5 is the best overall single system (6,085,166 tpmC, $2.81/tpmC, configuration available 12/10/08). Source: www.tpc.org. Results current as of 8/17/10.
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