SC13: Day 2 wrap up

Day 1 was incredible. Day 2 topped day 1 by a fair amount. I had realized yesterday that I had forgotten to put up our speedometer website which pulled data directly from the siFlash hardware on the real IO performance. I had this unit running hard, and the IO operations were moving quite well. So […]

An apology

When I mess up, I don’t normally do it in a small way. I jump in hard, head first. I made an assumption about something I did not have all the facts about today, and began to tear into someone whom did not deserve this treatment, after making him wait for me at our booth. […]

SC13 day 1 wrap up

A good day at the booth. The talks were well attended, and speakers and their topics were interesting. Our partners in the booth: Kx, Veristorm, Basement Supercomputing, Sandisk, XtremeData, and Inktank are phenomenal. We announced many new products, all on display at our booth, and the partners working with us on these products were there […]

Interesting article

I read this on Gigaom. In it, there is a claim of the densest storage on the market coming from Quanta, and a full rack of them would be about 3/4 ton (about 682 kg). Amazon uses a “special” design that comes in more than a ton according to the article. So I decided to […]

Legend … wait for it … dary!

This bit on 0mq’s forum … My favorite comment: Reminds me of some kind of spanish inquisition: NOBODY expects the ZeroMQ Inquisition! Our chief weapon is portability?portability and message framing?message framing and portability?. Our two weapons are portability and message framing?and queuing?. Our *three* weapons are portability, message framing, and queuing?.and super fast asynchronous I/O?. […]

Broken APIs and other time wasters

So I spent the day trying to figure out why my simple form submission which then generated an XML output, and then a subsequent post to Zoho CRM, did not, in fact, work. I was doing this without the Zoho code, just a description of their API. Its an older API, that much is obvious. […]

Sneak peek at UI atop RESTful API

This is our new, common UI across all machines, clusters, clouds, appliances, tiburon/Scalable OS … This one in particular is running atop our siRouter. More on that soon, but have a little gander. The UI is basically a “thin” layer atop the RESTful interface. And its a proper RESTful interface, none of this conflated GET […]

kvm incompatible with xfs

Just found this out by way of an experiment for a partner. Cool partner, cool product, running on our fast hardware for SC13. Problem is that I was seeing some very odd error messages when I tried to mount a volume stored in a file on an xfs based LUN. I could dd to the […]

SC13 T-14 days

We will be at booth 1919. Please do come by and say hello. We’ll have coffee/tea (I think), a number of machines, great partners with a number of demos, and hopefully some talks on big data analytics in Financial Services, Parallel high performance databases, massive key-value storage and processing, as well as a few other […]