The 3-day IOzone test …

Ugh … I had thought that I would be able to use VC++ to build IOzone. Well, I haven’t been successful at this. IOzone, like many other OSS codes use autoconf. Which hasn’t been ported to enable people to use VC++. Viewed 8999 times by 1913 viewers

Someone needs to take charge at Novell

[shakes head in disbelief] Reported on /. and elsewhere. Way back when it was announced, Mr. Ballmer, head honcho of Microsoft demonstrated how much he p0wned Novell when he let loose with some beauties right after signing a deal with them. Viewed 8918 times by 1640 viewers

RedHat EL 5 is out

Old news by now. Looks like, apart from xfs, they fixed lots of things they needed to fix. They made the advanced version look very nice. With this, setting up JackRabbit Pack storage clusters should be pretty easy. We will still have to support xfs externally to them, but at least now they have some […]

JackRabbits looking through Windows …

Summary: JackRabbit officially supports Windows 2003 Server x64. Scalable Informatics will support JackRabbits running windows. For those not in the know, JackRabbit is a very dense, power efficient, and high performance storage system. 36 TB (yes TeraByte) raw in 5 rack units (yes, this is not a typo). We regularly measure more than 1GB/s sustained […]

Like deja vu all over again …

When I installed the original Solaris 10 bits (the 6.06 bits) on a machine, I was amazed at how incredibly confused and useless the installer was. For a supposedly powerful OS to have so completely useless an installer didn’t amuse me, it frustrated me. Keep this in mind. I am installing, or put more accurately, […]

More fast rabbits …

The rebuild finished. Rebooted, not sure why we were getting the oddities we did. On the test track. Open it up, just a little. Viewed 9635 times by 1789 viewers

JackRabbits are fast critters

We received our unit back from the testers. We were interested in seeing them run the unit hard and comparing it to others in similar configs. Sadly this is not what happened. Regardless, we decided to take the unit out, play with it, understand the performance little better, then take it out to the test […]

Yet Another Broken RBL

with the latest spam surge in progress, admins seem hell-bent on using non-functional methods to fight this. So our legitimate mails get blocked, since we are on particular ISPs. This is nuts. Viewed 9207 times by 1652 viewers

quick update to 2.1.2 WP

No news is good news. No issues, just precautions. This does bring up the issue of security. PHP appears to be quite exploitable. Sure, code in any language can usually be made to do things unexpected if fed unanticipated input, and the input is not correctly scrubbed. Viewed 8366 times by 1605 viewers