The Register about Sun´s FY07

The Register writes in Investors stunned by Sun’s apparent health: And the company deserves credit for making the most of these moves and beating analyst expectations on the costs front....

Jonathan about FY07

Jonathan comments the results of FY07 in his blog. But more interesting, there was a photo in the press kit for the results: Jonathan holds one of the reasons in...

The heart of St. Pauli

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Not a Linux copy

Ashlee Vance of Register is one of the few really insightful reporter in IT journalism. For example, he is the first in mainstream IT media who got the point behind...

We promised them four percent ....

We gave the financial community 8.5 percent operating margin in the fourth quarter of the last! This is great … no … it´s awesome! From the press release: Net income...

Microsoft researcher about the X4500

A Microsoft researcher writes in a paper about Sun Fire X4500 with Microsoft SQL: This is the fastest Intel/AMD system we have ever benchmarked.

Auch eine Möglichkeit ...

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LDOMs in Linux kernel 2.6.23

The support for logical domains made it into the 2.6.23 linux kernel. Wow, this was really fast …

Is custom build really faster than general purpose?

Many people think, that custom chips for appliances are faster for their respective task than general purpose chips. For such areas like graphical processing this is true. GPUs are so...

Hybrid harddisk for separated ZIL

I´ve wrote some articles about the separated ZIL and the usage of flash disks in the last few days. I proposed the usage of FlashSSD to store the separated log....

About the AMD Analysts Day 2007

One of the must-read blogs about the developments in the x64-arena is Scientias blog. He published a really insightful article about the AMD Analysts Day. Really worth a read.

Warten auf den Führerschein

27 und der Rest von heute ….

GCC vs GCCfss

Interesting benchmark between GCC and GCCfss. GCCffs is a GCC compatible frontend with Sun Studio backend. Up to 65% more floating point performance gives you a nice boost in your...

Samba and ZFS access control lists

One of the hurting annoyances of ZFS was the problem, that Samba wasn´t able to set and get ZFS access control lists. This even led to a lost project in...

NFSv4 Namespace Extensions

Nice presentation of the usage of mirror mounts and referals in upcoming releases of NFSv4 in Opensolaris.

links for 2007-07-27

Vegas Tips for ASM/GEH/CEC Attendees - Sun Ray Blog (tags: CEC2007) HP : The Real Story about Migration to IBM's POWER6 (tags: HP IBM Power6)

Hold your sysadmins in high esteem!

Today is System Administrator Appreciation Day. Without them there would be only black on all the screens around you.

Register about Niagara II and Rock

The Register reports (speculates) about the upcoming releases of Niagara II and later Rock:Sun preps 2048-thread monster. It´s hard to keep thinks secret, when you write and open-source the code...

Abi 92

Ich habe heute eine Einladung zu einem Abi-Treffen nach 15 Jahren bekommen. Interessant zu sehe, welche Geschichten die einzelnen Mailaddressen erzählen, oder die einzelnen Mailaddressen kommen, das viele anscheinend immer...

FlashSSD for separated ZIL

I´ve reported about the separated ZIL a few days ago. The problem of the described NVRAM PCI card is, that you can´t do a clusterfailover with such a device. How...