Despite the “buzz” around IPv6 right now for many customers it’s not easy to actually test drive an IPv6 connection. When we got the opportunity to sponsor the Wi-Fi customer access at the 2012 v6 World Congress, we jumped at it. …
The actual hardware used at the event is all available right now: a Cisco ASR 1000 router, the Aironet 1142 Access Point, and the Cisco 5508 Wireless LAN Controller. The ASR 1000 is one of Cisco’s most popular routers and in use by over 8000 customers, including both enterprise and service providers. The ASR 1000 is a proven platform for IPv6 applications and has been deployed by two of the industry’s earlier adopters of v6 technology: Iliad Group’s Free and SFR France.
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By Jason Kohn, Contributing Columnist
In my last post, I talked about how companion screens are changing the TV landscape. It’s easy to see how our ever-present smartphones and iPads can alter the TV viewing experience. (“I’m sorry dear, could you repeat that? I was checking my Twitter feed and responding to this IM, and I couldn’t hear you over the intro to Mad Men.”)
But what are people really doing on those companion devices? According to a white paper published last year by Yahoo! and the The Nielsen Company, nearly a quarter of them are looking up something related to what they’re watching on TV.
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Tags: mobile, Pay TV, Service Provider, smartphone, tablet, user experience, videoscape
This post was authored by my colleague Jessica Kelly (@JessGoddesse)
If you’re wondering why social media should be an key part of your communications strategy, just note these current statistics demonstrating the ubiquity of the medium:
- Facebook now boasts more than 800 million active users worldwide, and more than half of these log on to the network on any given day.
- Twitter too is no slouch (and growing), with 200 million registered users, one quarter of whom tweet daily.
Want more justifying numbers? A recent infographic on MediaBistro lists more compelling stats―like, say, the fact that 56% of consumers are likely to recommend a brand to a friend after becoming a fan on Facebook, and 20% of marketers have closed sales using Twitter.
Given that social media networks are timely (if not immediate) communications platforms that are interactive, and therefore― if used correctly (that is, authentically)―engaging, their success in marketing should come as no surprise. Read More »
Tags: corporate social responsibility, CSR, education, facebook, getideas, good, impact, impact multiplied, networking, Networks, philanthropy, red, social media, starbucks, twitter
Making things easier, is always a good thing. I recently spoke with Phil Sherburne, vice president of Enterprise Systems and Architectures for Cisco about two announcements Cisco made today to resell industry leading desktop virtualization software and how Cisco is making desktop virtualization a whole lot easier for our partners and our customers to purchase.
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Tags: virtualization, VMware, vxi
I made an offhand remark in my last entry about how MPI buffered sends are evil. In a comment on that entry, @brockpalen asked me why.
I gave a brief explanation in a comment reply, but the subject is enough to warrant its own blog entry.
So here it is — my top 10 reasons why MPI_BSEND (and its two variants) are evil:
- Buffered sends generally force an extra copy of the outgoing message (i.e., a copy from the application’s buffer to internal MPI storage). Note that I said “generally” — an MPI implementation doesn’t have to copy. But the MPI standard says “Thus, if a send is executed and no matching receive is posted, then MPI must buffer the outgoing message…” Ouch. Most implementations just always copy the message and then start processing the send. Read More »
Tags: HPC, mpi