Many of you probably know this already and have been wondering about the lack of a blog entry about it, but for at least as many more it’s news. I’ve quit my job at Revivio, and today was my last day. I’m going to take a much-needed break for a while, and spend more time with Amy so Cindy can take a break too. It has been a long four years at Revivio, particularly during the last few months when I was trying to handle one full-blown crisis after another so that other people could actually get some work done. There’s a lot more that I could say, but very little that it would be wise for me to say right now, so I’ll wait until my thoughts on that gel a little. Instead, I’ll focus on the other shoe, which should drop right about … now.

In January, I’ll be starting my new job at SiCortex. No, I didn’t pick them because it’s the only name I could find worse than Revivio. They’re making a new kind of supercomputer, with a focus on low power consumption and massive internal bandwidth. At 5832 processors it’s not small, but a quick glance a the Top 500 list shows that it’s far from the largest either. The just-announced Green 500 is more representative of their goal. By the G500′s current (and admittedly over-simplified) metric, the SiCortex systems should weigh in at around 190 MFlops/W – good enough for first place with room to spare. It’s also a bit cheaper than the competition. I’ll probably be working on a bit of everything since it’s a small software team, and I’m sure I’ll have more to say soon enough. Suffice it to say that there are all sorts of challenges for someone like me to tackle, and I look forward to doing it.