Something new this way comes…

by dave on July 4, 2016

Yes, it has been quiet around here but…all is well.

Changes afoot, as it may be said.

So, in the spirit of this newness, let me present a telling screenshot…



Now, what is this all about?!

I guess you’ll have to stay tuned to see. 😉

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Video: Cisco C200 M1 Overview

by dave on January 22, 2010

Cisco Systems, lnc.
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I finally received some new servers in the Atmos lab and…well, I thought I’d share with you!!!  These are Cisco C200 M1 servers and they’re loaded out in the following config:

ProcessorsIntel Xeon 5520 (2.27Ghz quad cores w/Hyperthreading)

Memory: 4Gb DDR3 ECC/Registered x 12 for a total of 48Gb memory

NICs: Dual ServerEngines Gigabit Ethernet NICS + dedicated IPMIKVM-over-IP NIC

Enjoy the video!!!!

UPDATE:  YouTube does SD (standard definition) processing first and HD processing second.  if it looks terrible now, just wait and it’ll look better.

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In developing the Future Storage System series, I have been trying to take a part of my excitement for storage technologies and overlay them with systems/platform technology.  Typically, the storage industry lags on the platform development side of the house (mostly out of necessity).  So, part of looking at the Future Storage System was to take into consideration that in the basic design, some of the more current technologies could and should be used to enable “forward” thinking.  That’s why you see such a heavy emphasis on Torrenza, Hypertransport, and integrated memory controllers.  With the exception of Torrenza, each of the other aspects of system design have a rich history.  Hypertransport, arguably, has been an outlier on the bus technology side, but it’s capabilities and industry support are unparalleled.  Integrated memory controllers, while “nothing new” (DEC Alpha, anyone?) really came to the for when AMD introduced them as part of the Athlon series of processors.  Today, I’d like to toss another wrinkle into the “platform meets storage” discussion by including another developing technology: the GPU (Graphical Processing Unit).

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AMD Opteron Pre-Orders : Shanghai!!!

November 1, 2008

As promised (but a little later than intended), I’m currently working on putting the AMD Opteron “Shanghai” pre-orders into the Flickerdown Store.  All of the models are available for pre-order and AMD has committed to ensuring that these parts will ship in a timely manner to the channel.  However, as with ANY pre-order, delivery times […]

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AMD “Shanghai” Processor Pre-orders coming!

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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