October 2008

AMD “Shanghai” Processor Pre-orders coming!

by Dave Graham on October 27, 2008


Coming soon, I’ll be starting to process pre-orders for AMD‘s new “Shanghai” series processors.

For a quick reference list, see the following PDF.

AMD Shanghai 27xx/28xx Processor Line Card

I’ll have a price list up shortly and purchasing options!

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Search Term Reviews: October 23rd Edition

by Dave Graham on October 23, 2008


Given that I’m trying to get back into a regular schedule of posting (and the relative frequency of “interesting” search phrases that lead people here), I hereby present the October 23rd Search Term Edition post!  In case you missed last week’s, you can find it here.

With further ado, let’s get started.

Search Term #1:  AX4-5

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Future Storage System: Part 5: Backend Storage

by Dave Graham on October 22, 2008


n Parts 1-4 of the Future Storage Systems articles, we focused on the SAN-facing technologies that would enable scalable propcessing growth, purpose-built technologies for deduplication and encryption, as well as the fabric that would tie nodes together.  However, in each of these articles, I never got into WHERE  that information would eventually be stored.  Today, I’m hoping to remedy that problem.  I’ll be referencing the diagram below as usual.

FSS Backend Disk Layout Options

FSS Backend Disk Layout Options

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Servers for Sale!

October 20, 2008

From time to time, I like to clean out some of the “older” hardware lying around the lab.  So, for your perusal today, I’ve got 3 servers that are going to be up for grabs (complete with the requisite Paypal/GoogleCheckout links).  Click on through to see the descriptions and pricing.
Note:  Each of these servers has [...]

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Future Storage Systems: A pause in workflow

October 17, 2008

Since I started this article series, I’ve had the awesome opportunity to have my ideas (well, some of the early articles at least) reviewed by person(s) who deal with the actual infrastructure of storage systems day in, day out.  The benefit of such peer review is that you get to learn at the symbolic “feet” [...]

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