Reprints from my posting to SAN-Tech Mailing List and ...


[san-tech][03364] Texas Memory: 10 TB of eMLC Flash in 1U, August 23, 2011

Date: Wed, 31 Aug 2011 09:53:07 +0900

"Texas Memory Systems Brings RamSan High Performance and High Reliability
 to eMLC Applications"
 August 23, 2011

  "The RamSan-810 leverages 33 years of design expertise in record-setting
   performance and reliability for the eMLC Flash storage market. It packs
   10 Terabytes into a 1U enclosure with 4-GB/s bandwidth and 320K random
   IOPS. For read-heavy enterprise applications, the RamSan-810 offers
   Tier-0 performance and reliability at Tier-1 prices."

[san-tech][03363] Fusion-io ioCache = ioDrive + ioTurbine, Aug. 29, 2011

Date: Wed, 31 Aug 2011 08:46:49 +0900

"Fusion-io Unveils ioCache Virtualization Solution"
 Fusion's ioTurbine Software and Customized ioMemory Accelerator
 Virtualizes Flash to Deliver Affordable Performance for
 Virtualizing Data-Intensive Enterprise Applications
 Aug. 29, 2011
  "When deployed in a VMware environment, Fusion's ioTurbine software
   dynamically provisions ioMemory capacity and I/O performance across
   multiple virtual machines (VMs) by using Fusion's VSL OS Subsystem
   to house and serve data for each VM.  Tight integration of VSL's
   host-based flash management and ioTurbine's cache management
   eliminates otherwise redundant mapping functions, maximizing I/O
   performance and adding a critical and previously missing piece
   to virtualized IT environments - a plentiful supply of scalable,
   low-latency I/O."

  "Through this approach, Fusion-io unites the benefits of flash and
   cache without the overhead costs created by integrating each
   technology through traditional architectures using storage
   protocols and embedded processors. This solution avoids the need
   for expensive, performance-oriented networked storage systems,
   SSD arrays and memory appliances that struggle to deliver
   performance from the far end of a network, instead allowing
   enterprises to use cost optimized shared storage systems."
  "Available exclusively in bundles with ioTurbine software,
   Fusion's ioCachedelivers 600GB of capacity optimized to support
   the majority of virtualized application workloads. "


[san-tech][03362] Citrix: Cloud.comをオープンソース化、8/29/2011

Date: Tue, 30 Aug 2011 10:37:25 +0900
Citrix社が、2011年 7月に買収した Cloud.comをオープンソース化しました:

"Citrix Opens Up the Cloud for VMware Customers"
 Latest Release of CloudStack Brings the Leading Open Source Cloud
 Platform to VMware vSphere and OracleVM Users

  "Citrix Systems today announced a new edition of CloudStack, which
   will feature enhanced support for both the VMware vSphere and
   Oracle VM hypervisors, enabling VMware and Oracle customers
   to manage their virtualized servers as a highly available, scalable
   cloud computing environment.  Citrix CloudStack is not just
   a traditional enterprise server virtualization platform with
   cloud management layered on top, it is a production-ready, free
   and open source cloud infrastructure platform that helps providers
   of all types deploy and manage simple, cost-effective cloud services
   that are scalable, secure, and open by design.  The new release is
   based on the same CloudStack solution that has been used by some of
   the world's largest and most successful public clouds to roll out
   new cloud services up to 50 times faster and at one-fifth the cost
   of alternative solutions(1).  This is the first release of
   the product since Citrix acquired in July."


[san-tech][03361] Re: Slide: Flash Memory Summit 2011 Proceedings (2011/08/09 - 11)

Date: Mon, 29 Aug 2011 12:51:09 +0900
[san-tech][03341] Slide: Flash Memory Summit 2011 (2011/08/09 - 11)
  Date: Fri, 12 Aug 2011 04:36:15 +0900
↑で紹介した David Floyerさんの記事が更新されました:

"2011 Flash Memory Summit Enterprise Roundup
 Last Update: Aug 28, 2011, Wikibon
 Originating Author: David Floyer

[san-tech][03360] Intel Cilk Plus is now available in open-source and for GCC 4.7!, August 9, 2011

Date: Mon, 29 Aug 2011 09:15:58 +0900
Intelから C/C++を拡張した並列言語 Cilkがオープンソースとして公開され
ました。Cilkの発音は "silk" です (以下の MITサイトから)。

Intel Cilk Plus
"Intel Cilk Plus is now available in open-source and for GCC 4.7!"

"Parallelism as a First Class Citizen in C and C++, the time has come."
 August 9, 2011, Intel Software Blogs

[san-tech][03359] The SSD Review (SSD情報サイト)

Date: Mon, 29 Aug 2011 07:56:50 +0900

The SSD Review
The Worlds Dedicated SSD Resource and Review Site

About Us
"The SSD Review was officially launched and available to the public
 on March 28, 2010."

"The roots of the site can be traced back to August 29, 2007 when
 the Publisher, Les Tokar, published the first review of a solid
 state drive on the internet with his review of the Sandisk U5000
 32Gb SLC SSD."
"All original articles are published here at The SSD Review
 in order to assist in an understanding of how fast we are
 progressing in the world of SSD storage."


[san-tech][03358] Panasas Webinar: "pNFS-Are We There Yet?" (Aug. 24, 2011)

Date: Sun, 28 Aug 2011 22:02:14 +0900
2011年 8月 24日の Panasasの Webinar: "pNFS-Are We There Yet?" の


"WEBINAR: pNFS-Are We There Yet?"
 Panasas pNFS Update
 2011/08/24, PanasasHPC, 50:35, 720p

  "NFS has been the standard protocol for NAS systems since the 1980s.
   However, with the explosive growth of Linux clusters running
   demanding technical computing applications, NFS is no longer
   sufficient for these big data workloads. After years of development
   effort, driven by Panasas and others, pNFS is now just around
   the corner and promises to dramatically improve Linux client
   I/O performance thanks to its parallel architecture.

   Geoffrey Noer, Senior Director of Product Marketing at Panasas
   presents this on-demand webinar -- "pNFS: Are We There Yet?""