Raw data

So here are are generating load for a JackRabbit test. A prospective partner wants to know what it can handle. Fair enough, we would like to know if we can push it to its limits.
Basic test: 4-way channel bond gigabit, with NFS export. 4 client machines mounting this, all generating load via iozone. Iozone run like this:

/root/iozone3_283/src/current/iozone -f /mnt/jr1l/dragonfly/iozone -n 16g -y 1g -g 16g -q 1g -Ra -b /mnt/jr1l/results/jrs-dragonfly.xls

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Ok, that does it

After reading this

We should have know that dot-com wonderboy Mark Pincus was maturing when he sold Tribe, his social network for Burning Man attendees, to Cisco

at that bastion of high value reporting, Valleywag, I am henceforce going to borrow … er … steal … er … use Amir’s idea and call HPC what it really is. Social (and physical) networking for highly autistic AI Processing elements. Yeah, they are highly focused. On computing. And networking. Need a name for this.

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Panta closes, LightSpace Technology put on ice

I had not written about this two weeks ago when I learned of it, but Panta Systems, a pioneer in flexible HPC and computing systems, closed its doors. Details are sketchy, basically they were unable to find a buyer is what I have heard. They were pursuing VC money about a year ago, though I am not sure what happened. Best guess, based upon conversations, was that they ran out of money. Seems to be a common refrain when dealing with/working with VCs.

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More comments this weekend on SCO

It turns out that others, who know far more about the law than I do (I am not a lawyer, and don’t give legal advice) are suggesting that chapter 11 is less likely. They did a similar analysis, though with more legal detail. Worth the read.
The punchline is that someone may have advised them that this was a good idea, and that an external analysis seems to show that this plan was a very bad one for SCO. If SCO wanted to remain an independent, potentially viable organization, it should have stopped the lawsuits the moment it lost the decision on copyrights.

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Saying it out loud

Ok, I need to ask this. Was the September 10th Barcelona launch, a paper launch? I can’t seem to find any in the channel. We have customers interested in them, and yes, I can get pricing. But delivery? Or delivery dates? Hmmmmmmmmmm….. AMD, please remember my suggestion for 8 core. It shouldn’t be hard. And … Read moreSaying it out loud

Quote of the day … from The Inquirer

Ok, this was perfect for a sleepy wednesday … I haven’t said much about Barcelona. Yeah, it released. Yeah, I want to play with some. No, I don’t have any (big hint there AMD….)
The Inquirer has an article on power, and some of the press (mis)interactions currently going on with AMD. And a little commentary. This gem was in the commentary …

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Some JackRabbit-S benchmarks

Have a new JackRabbit-S unit in the lab, 5.5TB (16 drive unit, 2 allocated for OS, 1 for hot spare, RAID6 built out of remaining 13 drives).

root@jr1:/local# bonnie++ -u root -d . -f
Version 1.03 ——Sequential Output—— –Sequential Input- –Random-
-Per Chr- –Block– -Rewrite- -Per Chr- –Block– –Seeks–
Machine Size K/sec %CP K/sec %CP K/sec %CP K/sec %CP K/sec %CP /sec %CP
jr1 32152M 383260 53 113137 23 569714 49 498.3 0
——Sequential Create—— ——–Random Create——–
-Create– –Read— -Delete– -Create– –Read— -Delete–
files /sec %CP /sec %CP /sec %CP /sec %CP /sec %CP /sec %CP
16 24574 99 +++++ +++ 26948 92 24184 95 +++++ +++ 23935 91

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