Friday Sep 12, 2008

Reboot

Welcome to the Project Blackbox Blog, rebooted.

As you know, we are well past the first shipment and availability of the Sun Modular Datacenter. The tour units are in the garages (look at the price of gas and you'll get an idea of why they are parked for a while). Even I am busy working on our very exciting line of SAS JBODs, known as the Sun Storage J4000 family, various appliances and even the Lustre file system.

So, its time to reboot the blog into something a bit more "now", "hip", "current", "happenin". Yes, I know its been quiet out here and I see the hits are still up...so...

Look for new content. I'm going to try to keep it a mix between news, marketing stuff, and the most popular content...technical stuff. The technical stuff will probably be a bit slower, but be patient...technical content that is worth while also takes time to produce.

There are simple things like: "Hey, I can put 10 of these Sun Storage J4400 units in a single rack in the Sun MD for a total of 240 Terabytes (assuming I have the higher wattage racks)".

But the fun articles, like how to create a massive HPC storage pool with Lustre on the top, take a serious amount of time and thought to create. After all, its a bit like populating a corner of a datacenter...so you have to be careful.

At any rate, I'm excited to get this thing bootstrapped! Content on its way, Maurice just delivered some news into my 29,000 and some odd emails so ... sit back, make sure your RSS feeds are up to date, and we'll get some fresh stuff for you in the coming days.

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