Meet Me Next Week at CeBIT 2008

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CeBIT is the world's largest IT trade show. Whenever we mention this to our colleagues in the US, they say "sure". Only when they actually come over to our booth and experience the CeBIT feeling, they realize how really big it is. Most US trade shows use a really big exhibition hall. CeBIT has 21 (twenty-one) of them. Plus the space in between. Bring some good shoes.

CeBIT 2008 will take place next week, March 4-9 in Hannover, Germany. If you go there, visit the Sun booth. We'll have systems, storage, software and service exhibits, a Blackbox, even an installation of Project Wonderland.

I'll be at the Solaris part of the booth, talking to customers about Niagara 2 and other CPU and System Technologies, Solaris, OpenSolaris and ZFS, HPC and Grid Computing, Web 2.0 and what not. If you read this blog, stop by and say hi. Let me know what you like and what you don't like about this blog, about Sun or whatever else goes through your mind. I'll bring my voice recorder and a camera and we can talk about your own cool projects in a podcast interview that we can then publish through the HELDENFunk podcast. Join the System Heroes (or the german Systemhelden) and get a T-Shirt or I'll try to organize one of those champagne VIP passes for you. Just ask for me at the info counter.

See you at CeBIT!

Comments:

Great Oportunity to see a Blackbox.
It would be nice to have some Demos with ZFS.
I am planning to build a Nexenta based NAS Box. Currently ask myself if it is necessary to use a 64bit (AMD) Cpu or if an energie-safing VIA Chip would be sufficient.

Posted by Philipp on February 25, 2008 at 03:35 PM CET #

Hi Philipp,

sure, I'd be glad to show you some ZFS. The best ZFS demo is probably my home system where we can log in to which has accumulated quite a few snapshots now :).

64 Bit is not necessary for ZFS, but it helps. ZFS uses the 64 Bit address space for space mapping which greatly improves performance. It works in 32-Bit, too (I'm using my laptop often in 32-Bit mode). If performance is not an issue, then go with the VIA box.

I'm currently looking at a VIA ARTiGO box as a backup server (for zfs send/receive over ssh data replication), but I'm not sure yet if their new chipset is already supported by Solaris Nevada. Yes, I'm planning to use USB disks, they're nicely hot-pluggable.

See you at CeBIT,
Constantin

Posted by Constantin on February 26, 2008 at 12:56 AM CET #

Hi Phillip,

Will you be posting your photos from CeBIT on here? I would love to see the different people you meet during an event like this! Such an exciting job you have!

I'm envious!
Brad

Posted by Brad on February 29, 2008 at 04:02 AM CET #

Hi Brad,

I assume you were referring to me :).

Thank you for the idea, I'll keep my camera busy and put together a gallery on SmugMug for CeBIT 2008.

Cheers,
Constantin

Posted by Constantin on February 29, 2008 at 04:29 AM CET #

Hi Constantin,
So very sorry for the mistake!! Pretty please, snap a few of the GHi International girls at booth H20-B01-10. I do some business with them I would like to see whom I am talking to so often!! And, I am still envious of your profession!! ;) I used to do the China Education Expos from 2001-2006 and always wanted to get into the electronics venue.. much more exciting!!!
Thanks a ton,
Brad

Posted by Brad on March 04, 2008 at 03:52 AM CET #

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