Monday Aug 17, 2009

Interrupt Resource Management Feature in the OpenSolaris OS

The Interrupt Resource Management (IRM) feature, which optimizes the use of interrupt vectors to improve IO performance, is available in OpenSolaris build 107 and is scheduled for the Solaris 10 10/09 OS for SPARC platforms. Find out more in this tech tip from a Sun engineer.

Monday Jul 06, 2009

Solid State Drives in HPC: Reducing the I/O Bottleneck

This Sun BluePrints article compares traditional hard disk drives (HDDs) and the newer solid state drive (SSD) technology in high-performance computing applications. SSD devices can help correct the imbalance between processor and storage speed while also reducing energy usage and environmental impact. (Login required.)

Monday Jun 15, 2009

Configuring Systems for High Bandwidth I/O

This Sun BluePrints article describes configuring systems to support the very high bandwidth I/O capabilities needed by data-intensive applications with extreme performance requirements. (Please register.)

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