Cray "acquires" ClusterStor business unit from Seagate

Information at this link. It is being called a “strategic transaction”, though it likely came about vis-a-vis Seagate doing some profound and deep thinking over what business it was in. Seagate has been weathering a storm, and has been working on re-orgs to deal with a declining disk market. They acquired ClusterStor as part of … Read moreCray "acquires" ClusterStor business unit from Seagate

I always love these breathless stories of great speed, and how VCs love them …

Though, when I look at the “great speed”, it is often on par with or less than Scalable Informatics sustained years before. From 2013 SC13 show, on the show floor, after blasting through a POC at unheard of speed, and setting long standing records in the STAC-M3 benchmarks … Article in question is in the … Read moreI always love these breathless stories of great speed, and how VCs love them …

What is old, is new again

Way back in the pre-history of the internet (really DARPA-net/BITNET days), while dinosaur programming languages frolicked freely on servers with “modern” programming systems and data sets, there was a push to go from a static linking programs to a more modular dynamic linking. The thought processes were that it would save precious memory, not having … Read moreWhat is old, is new again

Another article about the supply crisis hitting #SSD, #flash, #NVMe, #HPC #storage in general

I’ve been trying to help Scalable Informatics customers understand these market realities for a while. Unfortunately, to my discredit, I’ve not been very successful at doing so … and many groups seem to assume supply is plentiful and cheap across all storage modalities. Not true. And not likely true for at least the rest of … Read moreAnother article about the supply crisis hitting #SSD, #flash, #NVMe, #HPC #storage in general

A nice shout out in ComputerWeekly.com about @scalableinfo #HPC #storage

See the article here. Surely though, widespread adoption is just a matter of time. With its PCIe connectivity, literally slotting in, NVMe offers the ability to push hyper-converged utility and scalability to wider sets of use cases than currently. There are some vendors that focus on their NVMe/hyper-converged products, such X-IO (Axellio), Scalable Informatics, and … Read moreA nice shout out in ComputerWeekly.com about @scalableinfo #HPC #storage

when you eliminate the impossible, what is left, no matter how improbable, is likely the answer

This is a fun one. A customer has quite a collection of all-flash Unison units. A while ago, they asked us to turn on LLDP support for the units. It has some value for a number of scenarios. Later, they asked us to turn it off. So we removed the daemon. Unison ceased generating/consuming LLDP … Read morewhen you eliminate the impossible, what is left, no matter how improbable, is likely the answer

Architecture matters, and yes Virginia, there are no silver bullets for performance

Time and time again, the day job had been asked to discuss how the solutions are differentiated. Time and time again, we showed benchmarks on real workloads that show significant performance deltas. Not 2 or 3 sigma measurements. More often than not, 2x -> 10x better. Yet … yet … we were asked, again and … Read moreArchitecture matters, and yes Virginia, there are no silver bullets for performance