Archive for 2007
Some pictures and notes from a one-week trip to Rwanda.
During the last two weeks I ran some tests to answer a few questions that had been accumulating:
- Should I disable hyper-threading (ht)?
- How much does doubling the available memory improve performance?
- Mirror, mirror on the wall, who has the fastest JVM of them all?
One year after the amazing and memorable conference that was held at the 20th anniversary of Swiss-Prot we’ve made all the talks available on Google Video. Here’s a starting point. I heard it’s going to be a rainy weekend ;-)
Just got back from the ISMB conference in Vienna. Turned out to be a quite busy conference — I barely managed to attend any talks :-)
In the latest effort to make myself obsolete by the end of this year, we are looking for a software developer to help us better make our data available to both humans and machines. The main responsibilities of this position will be the further development of the UniProt web site and the UniProt RDF distribution.
Rochers-de-Naye (near Montreux, Switzerland) is a nice place to see some Marmots up close in a nice surrounding.
My colleagues regularly ask me if I couldn’t provide them with some graphic view of my code, looking at source code is so tedious etc. I’ve looked at various UML tools in the past, but never managed to get any truly useful visualization out of any of them. But maybe the problem with UML is that it’s so limited to two dimensions? Enter Relief, a tool that visualizes code in three dimensions!