In terms of repurposing old computer hardware, it would be hard to pick a project that would bring a bigger smile to my face than retrofitting an Intel Core2Duo-based Sun workstation to use modern AMD EPYC platform. It’s the best of both worlds, modern hardware in a chassis with perhaps the best logo in all of tech.
This is post 15 of 41 in the series “IT Origins” Tom Lyon is a Founder and Chief Scientist at DriveScale. In his time in IT, he’s been an intern at Bell Labs, an early employee at Sun Microsystems, and a Distinguished Engineer at Cisco. At Sun, Tom contributed to the UNIX kernel, created the […]
This is post 5 of 41 in the series “IT Origins” Chin-Fah Heoh is a managing consultant, chairman of SNIA (Malaysia), and a technical storage blogger residing in Kuala Lumpur. You can follow Chin-Fah on Twitter, LinkedIn, and his blog. What’s your IT origin story? How long have you been in the field? I was […]
DriveScale wants to change how storage is considered in your datacenter. Think about how storage is added to a typical setup. If you need more storage on-prem, you throw a couple of pizza boxes on the rack, adding storage, but also compute, memory, connectivity. That’s great, if you just happen to need your storage to scale according to your vendor’s specification.
This is theÂ last in a four-part series of posts on the Sun Storage 7000 USS storage arrays.Â Previous posts in this series can be found here:
Review: Sun Storage 7000 Unified Storage System â€“ PartÂ I
Review: Sun Storage 7000 Unified Storage System â€“ PartÂ II
Review: Sun Storage 7000 Unified Storage System â€“ PartÂ III
Previous posts have discussed the physical […]
Have a look at this news report from Barrons.com on their Tech Trader site.Â STEC shares lost a whopping 36% as quoted in the article and in fact were down almost 39% for the day.Â So have solid state drives lost their sparkle?
Barrons alsoÂ wrote the day before on the STEC earnings call.Â The interesting parts […]
Traditional storage arrays permit the configuration of multiple disk types within a single array. This can range from solid state disks (SSDs), through to fast fibre channel drives and slower high capacity SATA drives. USS operates a slightly different model â€“ all drives in the USS array are high capacity SATA. SSD drives are then used to ameliorate performance on read and write activity in combination with the ZFS file system, by using the SSDs for read caching and write logging.