Computing's Dark Matter

Supercomputing Everywhere Q: What do Mobile Edge Computing, Supercomputing at the Edge, NFV, Fog Computing, Cisco IOx and the dozens of about‑to‑pop‑up new buzzwords have in common? A: They’re about brainpowering the network, since networking by its very essence is a dumb transport realm disengaged from computing Pooled Network/Computing Flips The Internet/Cloud to being at The Edge. The unused computing power in “The Edge”, that is, the things of  The Internet of Things and mobile devices is vastly greater than the entire Internet/Cloud.

Had we started

Where would networking be today if… Let’s go back to the beginning of Ethernet (to keep it simple). Imagine that many developers began developing their own networking schemes between close proximity machines, but that all the code above the driver line was user space loadable, performance wasn’t an issue and for the time being, no need to communicate over long distances. Assume Open Source and that developers had community coding tools like Github at their disposal.


Flashback to the `60’s General Bullmoose How IBM misjudged the PC revolution


On the applicability of wireless cluster carpets Building Blocks I’m constantly being asked tough questions, which is beneficial in stimulating the proverbial gray cells. The picture comes into clearer focus by breaking down to building blocks. Each block appears more

Wireless RDMA