Way way back …

… when I was at SGI … oh … 16 years ago or so, someone, for some reason sent me an email where they made some specious claims. I calmly pointed out to them where I caught their error, what the error was, and how they could fix it. They then proceeded to attack me … Read moreWay way back …

OT: Annoying spammers

Some idiots have taken our companies phone number, inserted it into their caller-id bits (seemingly with SIP phones), and have been harassing people. So we get frustrated people calling us, asking us if we called them. No we didn’t. I hate phone marketeers as much as everyone. This is really annoying. Can’t see any rational … Read moreOT: Annoying spammers

SRP joy

ok, not really. Late last night, while benchmarking some alternative mechanisms to connect {MD,OS}S to their respective {MD,OS}T for a Lustre design we are proposing for an RFP, I decided to revisit SRP. I liked SRP in the past, it was a simple protocol, SCSI over RDMA. How could you go wrong with this? Well, … Read moreSRP joy

Taking siFlash-SSD out for a spin, and cracking the throttle …

… half open. [update] video [FLOWPLAYER=http://scalability.org/wp-content/videos/screencast_video.flv,480,315] I won’t show the fio output until I get the unit back and get some more testing in. Also, I’ve discovered something … I guess … depressing about fio, in that what it reports for performance isn’t necessarily what the storage subsystem sees. This isn’t just fio, its pretty … Read moreTaking siFlash-SSD out for a spin, and cracking the throttle …