A 72 TB JackRabbit …

Seagate just announced a 1.5 TB desktop drive, with the enterprise unit sure to follow. Delivery of desktop drives should be in August. If we used 48 of these in our 5U JackRabbit unit, we would be able to provide 72 TB raw. A rack full (8) would hit 576 TB raw, or nearly 0.6 […]

Windows 200x impressions after using it for testing

We are in the midst of Solaris 10 testing for a customer. Explaining why Linux is so much faster (and more stable) on the hardware is getting old. So I’ll take a break and talk about the windows 200x experiences we had recently. A customer wanted to see performance on a number of things running […]

Waiting for SCAT on x86/x64

Another Solaris crash running bonnie++ during testing. I am convinced it is a driver issue, but before I go speaking to the people writing the driver, I want a good convincing stack trace to hand them (and a core file). I found the core files (shades of Irix past, I like the fact that I […]

zfs un-benchmarking

So we have Solaris 10 installed on a JackRabbit-M. According to Sun’s license, as I have learned last night, we cannot report benchmark results without permission from Sun. Sad, but this is how they wish to govern information flow around their product. Our rationale for testing was to finally get some numbers that we can […]

Solaris 10 5/08 and zfs on JackRabbit

Yeah, it works. # df -h Filesystem size used avail capacity Mounted on /dev/dsk/c0d0s0 7.9G 3.3G 4.5G 43% / /devices 0K 0K 0K 0% /devices ctfs 0K 0K 0K 0% /system/contract proc 0K 0K 0K 0% /proc mnttab 0K 0K 0K 0% /etc/mnttab swap 15G 896K 15G 1% /etc/svc/volatile objfs 0K 0K 0K 0% /system/object […]

tracking other companies

SGI and Clearspeed. SGI is now down to $4.90/share at its close. It dropped 11% yesterday. Market cap is $57M. Yow. Yeah, the market has been volatile. I am not sure that explains this. With 1600 employees, this is a value of $36k/person. They are rapidly getting to a place where their valuation and ours […]

Scalable Informatics 6% sale

Day job (actually company) has been in business 6 years, and is having a 6% sale to celebrate! Basically any hardware (including JackRabbits, our Pegasus many core workstations, and HPC clusters) purchased and paid for in month of July 2008. Ping me if you would like info about any of these things. Viewed 9391 times […]