Diablo Technologies doesn’t think RAM is bad. Quite the opposite, they think we don’t have access to enough of it. As everyone from the Fortune 500 enterprise to Hyperscale corporations turn increasingly to Big Data, RAM is at a premium. Diablo’s solution to this is called Memory1. This takes abundant flash storage and make it byte addressable. With this, they are able to provide 128GB DDR4 flash memory DIMMs, with the implication being that a standard dual-socket x86 server now has system memory in the terabyte range.
It’s time for Gestalt News once again! This week in servers:
– DR Troopers: Quorum onQ 4.0
– AMD: The Last Decade
Plus Sysadmin Chatbots, The “Why” of HCI, API’s, privacy, and patent trolls!
I hope Jon Langemak doesn’t feel too bad. I’ve never tried out TMUX before either. He’s been running it through its paces and likes what he sees. After reading his walkthrough, I’ll definitely give it a try as well. If you’re joining Jon and myself in the “Never Heard of TMUX” Club, let me fill you in. TMUX lets you share a terminal session with another user. Perhaps more usefully (at least for me), its a robust terminal session manager, with support for numerous concurrent panes within a given window.
An interactive timeline of AMD’s last decade. With the hype around their new Ryzen architecture building, here’s a look of what they’ve been up to since they last held the CPU performance crown. AMD has always had ambitious technical solutions to CPU architecture, even if practical performance lagged.
Mark Henderson, a site engineer for Stack Overflow, walks through how the site picked their DNS provider. The site previously bounced between on-premises BIND servers and DNS services offered through Cloudflare. In light of the Dyn DDoS attack, the site wanted more robust protection from a future outage.
As a jaded AMD fanboy, I’m not only getting on the hype train, I’m the conductor taking tickets from everyone else. I will shovel hype coal into the hype train, and send it hurtling down the hype tracks with all available speed. For once in the last seven years or so, it looks like AMD is going to be able to toe-to-toe with the best chips Intel has to offer, and might even come out on top.
I think the biggest problem with IoT security is proper visualization. Many consumers setup devices within their homes, with no real idea of what happens to the data collected. Most people just want to do the initial configuration, and as long as they see it working, there’s no issue. The challenge here becomes how do you simply show consumers what devices are on their network, and how those devices are accessing the wider Internet.
At Gestalt IT, we’ve already covered that the IT infrastructure used by the Empire in Rogue One would be a personal hellscape. But it seems like it stood out to a lot of people. W. Curtis Preston took a more positive approach in this writeup, using it as a jumping off point for how to improve your archiving policies.
Do you need a script to let you replicate ZFS snapshots for use as backups? Of course you do. Luckily Larry Smith Jr. is on the job. Take a look at what he’s put together. Looks like a good implementation to me. Larry Smith Jr. comments: ZFS – Replication Backups I recently rebuilt my lab NAS […]