September 2008

Off to Orlando…

by Dave Graham on September 30, 2008


Well, I’ll be in Orlando, FL for the next few days soaking up some good ‘ol EMC goodness (that’d be product, not sun ;) ).  I should have some really interesting things to report on this month including more information on the CMIS “platform” (announced last month by EMC, IBM, and Microsoft) as well as some newer technology that’s coming in the the following months.  Also, will have a review of the excellent Qlogic 5802V 8gb/s fibre switch available online in a bit as well.

Stay tuned!  Things are going to be interesting.

cheers,

Dave

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Snoop Filters and the Tyan S5397

by Dave Graham on September 26, 2008


Just to add to the ever-growing information data base on the excellent Tyan S5397.

If you seem to be having problems with reported memory bandwidth in your favourite worthless synthetic benchmark or reality-based simulation workload, try disabling the Snoop Filter in the bios.

Remember, the Intel Xeon processors use a different set of prefetch schedulers than standard “consumer” level parts, so, this can also affect workload.

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