Talk from #Kxcon2016 on #HPC #Storage for #BigData analytics is up

See here, which was largely about how to architect high performance analytics platforms, and a specific shout out to our Forte NVMe flash unit, which is currently available in volume starting at $1 USD/GB. Some of the more interesting results from our testing: 24GB/s bandwidth largely insensitive to block size. 5+ Million IOPs random IO […]

Success with rambooted Lustre v2.8.53 for #HPC #storage

[root@usn-ramboot ~]# uname -r 3.10.0-327.13.1.el7_lustre.x86_64 [root@usn-ramboot ~]# df -h / Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on tmpfs 8.0G 4.3G 3.8G 53% / [root@usn-ramboot ~]# [root@usn-ramboot ~]# rpm -qa | grep lustre kernel-3.10.0-327.13.1.el7_lustre.x86_64 kernel-tools-3.10.0-327.13.1.el7_lustre.x86_64 kernel-devel-3.10.0-327.13.1.el7_lustre.x86_64 lustre-2.8.53_1_g34dada1-3.10.0_327.13.1.el7_lustre.x86_64.x86_64 kernel-tools-libs-devel-3.10.0-327.13.1.el7_lustre.x86_64 lustre-osd-ldiskfs-mount-2.8.53_1_g34dada1-3.10.0_327.13.1.el7_lustre.x86_64.x86_64 kernel-headers-3.10.0-327.13.1.el7_lustre.x86_64 lustre-osd-ldiskfs-2.8.53_1_g34dada1-3.10.0_327.13.1.el7_lustre.x86_64.x86_64 kernel-tools-libs-3.10.0-327.13.1.el7_lustre.x86_64 lustre-modules-2.8.53_1_g34dada1-3.10.0_327.13.1.el7_lustre.x86_64.x86_64 This means that we can run Lustre 2.8.x atop Unison. Still pre-alpha, as […]

reason #31659275 not to use java

As seen on hacker news linking to an Arstechnica article, this little tidbit. This is the money quote: In a sense, then, the damage is already done. But the upcoming trial is still relevant. If Google can’t win on fair use, it would be a second blow to the old notion that code should be […]

isn’t this the definition of a Ponzi scheme?

From this article at the WSJ detailing the deflation of the tech bubble in progress now. Venture capitalist Bill Gurley of Benchmark described this phenomenon at length in a recent blog post, in which he alleged that dirty term sheets allow some companies to continue raising money at higher valuations by promising bigger payoffs to […]