gpt installs in OpenSuSE 10.2 … grrrrrr

Suppose you have a x86_64 box, I dunno, able to put 8+TB usable in 3U. Suppose you want to load OpenSuSE 10.2 on it. Suppose you want to keep the partitioning simple, and not do any fancy tricks to eek out another few percentage of performance, so you build your RAID6 with 2 hot spares. […]

More about adoption

Again, coming back to this, adoption rates are critical. I appreciate Patrick’s point from post 306 that Microsoft doesn’t release this data. In reading around Ken Farmer’s excellent www.winhpc.org site (sister to his excellent www.linuxhpc.org) site, I found a link to this article. I recommend reading the whole thing. Especially page 2. Here is a […]

A storage question

What would be “game changing” for you in your storage? That is, what would enable you to do things, or think of things in a completely different way if only X was true? What is X? Viewed 8798 times by 1664 viewers

Developer Targeted Platforms

As I have pointed out before, without real adoption data, it is hard to gauge whether customers are really interested in a particular platform. We know server adoption data for Linux with reasonable accuracy. At last glance it is large, and rapidly growing, outpacing the market growth, and its rivals growth. This tends to have […]

Still working on getting Tiburon out the door

in beta form. Tiburon is the open source based framework we are using to load our clusters: computing and storage, and provide modular interfaces to manage the systems. Basically if you are deploying more then 2 nodes, or two JackRabbits, you should not, ever, have to load each system and configure it. This should be […]

Whither X-RAID (by Apple)

We have had a number of discussions with customers on X-RAID and related systems from Apple. Apple pioneered good low cost storage. Wasn’t terribly fast, but it came in around $2-3/GB or so. Last I priced something out for a customer it was ballpark of $2.75/GB. FWIW: JackRabbit is in the low $1.x/GB. I haven’t […]

Why we are where we are in the VC world

Marc Andreessen (you should have an idea who he is if you have used a web browser at some point in your life) has an excellent post on his blog discussing the “why we are here” situation. Specific to VC and their investments. Well worth a read. Between this and TheFunded, some overall good reading […]

Dude … I got a Dell …

laptop that is. Long story. Took me too long to make up my mind (more than 96 hours). At the end of the day the issue for me was not price but specific features functionality and performance. Yeah, so I am atypical. Viewed 9272 times by 1852 viewers