Monday, 24 November 2014

Interest and research call

I am interested in talking with people in the community concerning Super Computer security. In particular, forensics and incident handling.

I run the organisations that manage two existing Top 500 ( systems.

Nothing that exists really cuts it right now. Memory forensics... When Terra-bytes are involved forget it. Disk, try finding something that can handle Hundreds of PetaBytes.

This is a call for interested people in the community.

I would like to hear from suitably qualified people. One thing I have learned in my time is it is not if but when. Right now, there is no preparation as there is nothing that really scales.

If you would like to have access to a Rocks Cluster Super Computer. If you would like to create something new in CUDA and Xeon Phi architectures, then please do get in touch.

We will be awarding a number of proposals for time on our systems for people to test their hypothesis.


Friday, 31 October 2014

For today

It has been a while and I will vanish from this blog again once I start on the work one.

Busy is an understatement right now. But we do have systems up and running. I have completed the process of moving the old cluster to the new one.

We have 1160 Xeon cores with the same number of Phi's. These make 61 cores each and we have moved from the CUDA (GPU) based system into this.

 Cluster memory is being shared.

We have entered both systems into the Top 500. In a couple weeks we will see just how we fare. I believe that we will have the second fastest supercomputer in Australia, but only time will tell.

This will also be the fastest commercial system.

Sunday, 15 September 2013

Independent, creative and innovative thinking should be celebrated and encouraged.

To this end, we have devoted:

  • Fifteen years of planning;
  • Four years of development;
  • Ten companies in a consolidated group;
  • A five year, $x million development budget.
And so far…. It is still secret.
In the next nine months, secrets will start to come out.
Our Mission
Our Roadmap starts with our mission, which is enduring. It declares our purpose as a company and serves as the standard against which we weigh our actions and decisions.
  • To make the world wiser and better...
  • To inspire enduring optimism and trust...
  • To create value and make a difference.

To do this we will be hiring the best we can find:
  • First here in Australia;
  • Next in Singapore;
  • Next in The USA and UK;
  • And then everywhere else. Wherever we can find the best people.
In the next couple weeks, I will be blogging from  the new site and things will slowly be revealed.

We are creating 100’s of jobs now and in the not so distant future, who knows?

A few corporate policies…
The following are a few official corporate polices within Hotwire PE:
  • All user computers owned by the company are replaced within the second tax year and donated to a suitable charity that can use these systems for educational purposes.
  • No paper-based document is to be used or stored for more than three (3) months. Any documents are to be scanned electronically and stored online.

Moving on to new things

Hello everyone.

In the next couple days I shall be delivering a new site where I will be writing. The existing site will remain for posterity, but within a week, I shall start having the weekly updates done on a weekly or better basis.

We have a series of new ventures and projects in a group of companies with a range of innovative and world changing solutions.

In the coming days I will link to these and where I shall now be writing.

Sunday, 11 August 2013

Database Administrator

We are seeking a talented Database Administrator/Developer with a passion for building automation frameworks and tools. We are creating a big data drive web based platform and expert system the likes of which will revolutionize the world.

The Database Administrator implements and maintains smooth operation and physical design of databases in a massively parallel environment based upon Cassandra and Hadoop.

We seek people in Sydney who want to be a part of a highly technical team. In this role, you will engage with some of the world's most influential companies, large developer community and work closely with our world-class engineering and product teams. The ideal candidate will combine excellent technical and business skills with industry experience. This position is based in our Sydney office, with travel to Brisbane and California.

  • Deeply understand HPC and Large data Platforms and underlying implementation
  • Design and develop systems and tools and the use of algorithms in intelligent systems
  • Code across a number of languages, desired
  • Conducts performance tuning of indexes and databases in general.
  • Reviews database design and integration of systems, provides backup recovery and makes recommendations regarding enhancements and/or improvements.
  • Maintains security and integrity controls. Formulates policies, procedures, and standards relating to database management, and monitors transaction activity and utilization.
  • May develop stored procedures and/or triggers.
  • Write best practices, documentation, samples and other materials using CASE tools
  • Developer outreach through conferences, blogs, hacks, etc.
  • Manage product launches by ensuring verification, documentation and communication as well as testing
  • Reproduce, track and drive partner bugs and feature requests with Product and Engineering teams


  • BA/BS in Computer Science or related field
  • Previous experience (min 3+ years) as a Database administration in a 'Big Data' analytics environment
  • Excellent software development skills in one or more of the following: SQL, NoSQL, Hadoop
  • Solid public speaking skills, experience presenting to large technical audiences a plus
  • Willingness and ability to travel approximately 10-15% of the time
  • The ideal candidate will already have a good understanding of large data (e.g. Hadoop for 10PB +) Platforms

Company Description

The world grows through change and knowledge. To thrive, people need to develop wisdom in a social web. To enable this, we must look ahead, understand the trends and forces that will shape society and business in the future and move swiftly to prepare people for what's to come. We will help the world to get ready for tomorrow today. That's what our 2020 Vision is all about. It creates a long-term destination for our business and provides us with a "Roadmap" for winning together with our community and the society we will help to foster through trust and assurance.

Our Mission

Our Roadmap starts with our mission, which is enduring. It declares our purpose as a company and serves as the standard against which we weigh our actions and decisions.

• To make the world wiser and better...

• To inspire enduring optimism and trust...

• To create value and make a difference.