Embedded Systems Conference
Breaking News
Comments
Oldest First | Newest First | Threaded View
Page 1 / 3   >   >>
betajet
User Rank
Author
The Memphis Switch
betajet   3/18/2014 5:16:04 PM
NO RATINGS
IBM's GF11 Supercomputer had a central switch called the Memphis Switch.  This was a reference to Federal Express, which at the time had a single "super-hub" where all packages were sent to Memphis, Tennessee each day, sorted overnight, and sent to their destinations the next morning.

Max The Magnificent
User Rank
Author
Re: The Memphis Switch
Max The Magnificent   3/18/2014 5:17:56 PM
NO RATINGS
@betajet: IBM's GF11 Supercomputer had a central switch called the Memphis Switch.

Cool Beans -- I'd never heard of that one!

Max The Magnificent
User Rank
Author
Re: The Memphis Switch
Max The Magnificent   3/18/2014 5:19:24 PM
NO RATINGS
@Betajet: Speaking about Hawaiian shirts (well, I was thinking about them), I'm assuming yours is all packed in anticipation of EE Live!

betajet
User Rank
Author
The MÜSLI card
betajet   3/18/2014 5:27:43 PM
NO RATINGS
I once designed a 16-channel serial interface card that did both HDLC and Async protocols.  I proudly named it the "Multichannel Universal Serial Line Interface" or MÜSLI, like the breakfast cereal.

betajet
User Rank
Author
Re: The Memphis Switch
betajet   3/18/2014 5:31:48 PM
NO RATINGS
Not "packed", but ready to wash and wear.  I'm "local" so no need to pack anything other than something to read on the way to San Jose.

Max The Magnificent
User Rank
Author
Re: The Memphis Switch
Max The Magnificent   3/18/2014 5:36:08 PM
NO RATINGS
@Betajet: ...no need to pack anything other than something to read on the way to San Jose.

I'm assuming you're not driving then :-)

betajet
User Rank
Author
The Wamba board
betajet   3/18/2014 5:41:08 PM
NO RATINGS
I also designed a very simple board called the "WAN Mini-Backplane" which replaced a couple of cables that connected WAN I/O modules with a base board.  I called it the "Wamba" board for short.  Wamba is my favorite character from Ivanhoe.  He's the court jester -- his full name is "Wamba, son of Witless".  Great name for a board with no intelligence whatsoever.

[Actually the character is very clever.  Pax vobiscum.]

Max The Magnificent
User Rank
Author
Re: The Wamba board
Max The Magnificent   3/18/2014 5:43:28 PM
NO RATINGS
@Betajet: ...his full name is "Wamba, son of Witless"


That does have a certain ring to it -- I'll have to remember that... I'm sure it will come in handy one day :-)

betajet
User Rank
Author
Re: The Memphis Switch
betajet   3/18/2014 5:44:14 PM
NO RATINGS
Max wrote: I'm assuming you're not driving then :-)

Max, nobody drives any more in the Bay Area because there's too much traffic :-)

Max The Magnificent
User Rank
Author
Re: The Memphis Switch
Max The Magnificent   3/18/2014 5:46:04 PM
NO RATINGS
@Betajet: ...nobody drives any more in the Bay Area because there's too much traffic :-)

ROFLOL

Page 1 / 3   >   >>


Top Comments of the Week
Like Us on Facebook

Datasheets.com Parts Search

185 million searchable parts
(please enter a part number or hit search to begin)
EE Life
Frankenstein's Fix, Teardowns, Sideshows, Design Contests, Reader Content & More
Martin Rowe

Leonard Nimoy, We'll Miss you
Martin Rowe
1 Comment
Like many of you, I was saddened to hear the news of Leonard Nimoy's death. His Star Trek character Mr. Spock was an inspiration to many of us who entered technical fields.

Max Maxfield

Awesome 3D Electronic Sculptures
Max Maxfield
10 comments
I recently received an email from someone we'll call Martin (because that's his name). Martin's message was short and sweet. In its entirety it read: "You need to see this!"

Rajaram Regupathy, Cypress Semiconductor

Add USB Battery Charging Protocols to an Android-Based Design
Rajaram Regupathy, Cypress Semiconductor
Post a comment
Editorial Note: Excerpted from Unboxing Android: A hands on approach with real world examples, by Rajaram Regupathy, the author takes you through the process incorporating effective power ...

Rich Quinnell

Making the Grade in Industrial Design
Rich Quinnell
16 comments
As every developer knows, there are the paper specifications for a product design, and then there are the real requirements. The paper specs are dry, bland, and rigidly numeric, making ...

Special Video Section
The LT8640 is a 42V, 5A synchronous step-down regulator ...
The LTC2000 high-speed DAC has low noise and excellent ...
How do you protect the load and ensure output continues to ...
General-purpose DACs have applications in instrumentation, ...
Linear Technology demonstrates its latest measurement ...
10:29
Demos from Maxim Integrated at Electronica 2014 show ...
Bosch CEO Stefan Finkbeiner shows off latest combo and ...
STMicroelectronics demoed this simple gesture control ...
Keysight shows you what signals lurk in real-time at 510MHz ...
TE Connectivity's clear-plastic, full-size model car shows ...
Why culture makes Linear Tech a winner.
Recently formed Architects of Modern Power consortium ...
Specially modified Corvette C7 Stingray responds to ex Indy ...
Avago’s ACPL-K30T is the first solid-state driver qualified ...
NXP launches its line of multi-gate, multifunction, ...
Doug Bailey, VP of marketing at Power Integrations, gives a ...
See how to ease software bring-up with DesignWare IP ...
DesignWare IP Prototyping Kits enable fast software ...
This video explores the LT3086, a new member of our LDO+ ...
In today’s modern electronic systems, the need for power ...
Radio
LATEST ARCHIVED BROADCAST
EE Times Senior Technical Editor Martin Rowe will interview EMC engineer Kenneth Wyatt.
Flash Poll