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Friday Fun with FishWorks

Too long since our lastFriday Fun...Check this videoshowing an unconventional experiment performed on anOpenStorageappliance using the Analytics machinery from...

Too long since our lastFriday Fun...Check this videoshowing an unconventional experiment performed on anOpenStorageappliance using the Analytics machinery from Fishworks.Geek fun!Thanks to Jesse for thetip.Check theyouTube post for a larger imageandthis piecefrom Illuminata's Gordon Haff for some complementary comments of Fishworks and DTrace.

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Alternative Search Engines?

Cuiltoday launched to much attention, not all positive;thenJoyce Pointed me to SearchMe,and that prompted a pass through alternative search engines, collected...

Cuiltoday launched to much attention, not all positive;thenJoyce Pointed me to SearchMe,and that prompted a pass through alternative search engines, collected below searching on "GlassFish".Of that batch, I agree with Joyce and I findSearchMeto be the most interesting one, although Google is still the most accurate.Sorted alphabetically:• Altavista• Ask.COM• Cuil• IceRocket• LiveSearch• PowerSet (only Wikipedia)• SearchMe• YahooAny missing engines? Which do you like the best?

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OpenStorage Recipe: ZFS + Bunch of Disks (+ Flash Memory) = 1$/GB

The second round (my count) ofOpenStorage announcements are out.This includes the next rev ofThumper,as well as a new storage family -Sun Storage J4000.The...

The second round (my count) ofOpenStorage announcements are out.This includes the next rev ofThumper,as well as a new storage family -Sun Storage J4000.The successor to Thumper isSunFire x4500,faster and bigger than before but still the same storage/server hybrid.The new storage family combines a Bunch of Disks (BoD) - SATA/SAS - and OpenSolaris/ZFS(and later Flash Memory), to deliverup to 72Gb/sec throughput and up to 192 SATA disks on 16RU at around 1$ per GB.Additional...

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Magnum - The Big, The Nano, The Ice Cream

Sun has announced a newInfiniBandswitch, theNanoMagnum(DataCenter Switch 3x24);see BMSeer introandSun's Press Release.Josh has aDetailed Notethat shows how...

Sun has announced a newInfiniBandswitch, theNanoMagnum(DataCenter Switch 3x24);see BMSeer introandSun's Press Release.Josh has aDetailed Notethat shows how NanoMagnum works, including how 4 NanoMagnums can provide full interconnectivitywith 288 nodes (blade servers).NanoMagnum's bigger brotherMagnum(DataCenter Switch 3456) can connect 3456 nodes, or 13,824 in a group of 4.There is a nice description of the two switches in thisInteractive Tour.The full systems are the...

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Tough Week? Share some fun...

OK, folks. Share some fun with the rest of us... Contribute your favorite fun links to the comments list.I'll start the list with:www.RocketBoom.comFun,...

OK, folks. Share some fun with the rest of us... Contribute your favorite fun links to the comments list.I'll start the list with:www.RocketBoom.comFun, CommunityGlassFish

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