When it rains, it pours ...

Okay, the bad messages from Boeing doesn’t end: The flight blogger reports , that Boeing has to replace of nut plates because of non-conformance to specification, as they used ones...

links for 2008-11-13

Report: Overview of Recent Supercomputers (tags: hpc)

Outsourcing mal anders

Mit einem freundlichen Gruss an die Schweizer Kollegen, die eine Reihe vor mir im “Emerging Technologies”-Track sitzen ;) : Der Präsident der Sicherheitskommission des Ständerates hat vorgeschlagen, das man das...

A different modus operandi

Adam Leventhal brings it to a concise point where the new Sun Storage 7000 systems are really different from other systems besides of this cool administration interface: Further, you can...

Behind the scenes of the Fishworks development

Bryan Cantrill put together some thoughts and anecdotes about the development of Fishworks in Fishworks: Now it can be told. He writes in regard of the dtrace based appliance analytics:...

Interesting links about the Sun Storage 7000 series.

There are two interesting articles about the new storage from Sun: Amitabha Banerje wrote about an benchmark with filebench on the 7410. Another good article is Josh Simons’ article about...

links for 2008-11-12

faban: Project Faban Opensours Load Generator and Benchmarking Tool from Sunsource (tags: tools web tuning tool testing test sun stress scalability project)

E25K - the most expensive blade rack of the world

There is another important new product: Sun Fire USBRDT 5240 Uniboard. To get the expectations right: The unibord gets just power and cooling from the E25K chassis, it´s not about...

Illness

I´m not in the CEC presentations at the moment. Not because of laziness or gambling … a sinusitis striked me. That´s so typical … i travelling around the world to...

Nice side blow ...

David Blasingame writes in his blog: What do you get when you mix Sun Servers, ZFS, DTrace and Commodity Storage? A: Nervous competitors. I tend to agree ;)

Sun Storage 7000 Unified Storage Systems

The Sun Storage 7000 series storage just appeared on the Sun website today (albeit the lauch event here at CEC will only start in 3-4 hours). There are three systems...

ZFS and SSD in storage systems

Roch wrote an really interesting article about usage of SSD and ZFS in storage systems: Using ZFS as a Network Attach Controller and the Value of Solid State Devices. Worth...

SunCEC2008 - Day -1: Death Valley

SunCEC2008 Day -1: Flight to Las Vegas

Disclaimer: I wrote the text yesterday while waiting for my flight to Las Vegas I´m sitting at the airport of Chicago. It was a pleasurable flight so far, even when...

SunCEC2008 Day -1: The first day

I arrived well and healthy in Las Vegas. Was a smooth flight to Vegas, no “assumed” destruction of the tarmac by the pilot at the landings like at my trip...

CEC 2008 Day -1: SunRays

Hey people, leaving the public SunRays screenlocked is somewhat antisocial …

SunCEC2008 Day -2: A first step

There is an old saying: “Every journey begins with the first step”. My first step today s the step out of bed. And somehow this one is harder than usual...

Bond 22

Just viewed “A Quantum of Solace” with friends in a nearby cinema. Albeit the last Bond was a little bit better than the actual installment, it was an nice evening....

SunCEC2008 Day -3: Weather in Las Vegas

Weather in Las Vegas looks good. KLAS 070656Z 22004KT 10SM CLR 13/M07 A3031 RMK AO2 SLP260 T01281067 No clouds, 13 degrees and just 4 knots wind.

New storage systems

One of the events of the upcoming CEC: We will announce the OpenStorage systems in Las Vegas. Will write about them directly at the event. :)