Buffering writes

Many scientific computing applications consist of processing data and then writing out to disk. Often the application will be I/O bound, which means that the computation time is shorter that the time it takes to read or write data to disk. Even though modern OSes do their best to write efficiently to the hardware, there… Read More Buffering writes

Laughter, groupthink and physical distancing

One of the unexpected side-effects of our attempt to fire-break #COVID19 with #PhysicalDistancing , is the absence of laughter in the late night shows I like to watch. This lack of laughter taught me some interesting things about my reactions to these shows, and gave me extra admiration for how @StephenAtHome and @iamjohnoliver
are now doing the shows with no live feedback. … Read More Laughter, groupthink and physical distancing