FrOSCon 2009 - first day

I’m just back at the FH Bonn-Rhein-Sieg, the location of the FrOSCon 2009. Had some interesting conversations yesterday about ZFS, about Solaris, about Sun and sometimes questions about a certain...

links for 2009-08-22

AMC - Blogs - SciFi Scanner - John Scalzi's Guide to the Most Epic FAILs in Star Wars Design (tags: starwars humor design funny movies scifi fun film)

Flug nach Koeln

TUIfly hat es echt in Rekordgeschwindigkeit geschafft mich zu nerven. Auf der Bordkarte steht “Boarding 45 Minuten vorher” … Natuerlich begann Boarding 20 Minuten vorher … wie ueberall sonst auch....

links for 2009-08-21

Is the Boeing 787's electrical system working? -- DailyFinance (tags: 787 dreamliner WTF rumour) A300 MSN 093 OO-DLL hit by missile in BAGDAD Will Boeing delay the 787 Dreamliner another...

US DoJ approves Oracles Sun acquisition

Oracle issued a press release about the upcoming merger of Sun and Oracle: Oracle Corporation announced today that the U.S. Department of Justice has approved Oracle's proposed acquisition of Sun...

FIPS 140-2 Sec Level 2 for Sun Tape drive

Perhaps that’s interesting for people needing a highly secure tape storage. As reported by eWeek the StorageTek T10000B tape drive got the FIPS 140-2 certification: Nonetheless, Sun revealed Aug. 19...

Review of the Sun Fire X2270 and X4270

Infoworld’s Paul Venezia reviewed two of our Intel Nehalem based systems. Namely he checked our X2270 and the X4270. This review titled with “Last of the red hot Sun servers”...

links for 2009-08-20

Groklaw - Why didn't Microsoft tell us about i4i's patent litigation during the OOXML standards push? - Update: i4i Opinion as text (tags: politics software ISO economy microsoft)

FrOSCon 09

Ab nächster Woche habe ich erstmal drei Wochen Urlaub. Allerdings steht dem noch was im Weg ;) Ich bin Samstag und Sonntag auf der FrOSCON 2009, die am 22. und...

Sun Fire X4275 reviewed by ITpro

ITpro published a review about the X4275 with ” Sun Microsystems Sun Fire X4275 storage server review “ The X4275 puts forward a strong proposition as a storage server as...

links for 2009-08-19

YouTube - Airbus Fly By Wire Demo (tags: airbus flybywire) Kein Weltuntergang: LHC ist sicher! | Astrodicticum Simplex | ScienceBlogs.de - Wissenschaft, Kultur, Politik (tags: science LHC) Stellungnahme zu den...

Power calculations

Thanks to Stefan Hinker for this link: All the power calculators available at sun.com on a single page.

New mobile...

I’m using the Nokia N97 for a while now. The impression of the first day: The alarm clock is late (i set it on 06:00 am, it started off at...

SSD, ZFS, L2ARC and mysql

Charles Suresh published some interesting findings in “Improving MySQL/Innodb/ZFS read-only performance by 5x using SSDs for L2ARC”. In this case he tried a workload with low locality, where just 5%...

Forrester about the future of storage

A few days ago there were a raging discussion in my blog with a reader about the future of storage. The discussion ignited about my text about the waning importance...

Implizite Begründung

Man soll ja nicht über andere Menschen lästern und insbesondere sollte man im Keller auf Toilette gehen, wenn man im Glashaus wohnt … aber hier stellte sich mir doch die...

Flugzeuge und TV

Ich bin ja auch nur interessierter Laie, aber die ganzen Fehler die da gestern in diesem Pro7-Flugzeugkatastropenfilm gemacht worden sind, sind … nun … ja … eine Katastrophe. Ich muss...

ZFS logbias in Opensolaris build 122

I wrote about the logbias property for ZFS a few days ago in PSARC/2009/423 - ZFS logbias property. Last friday this feature had its flag day for Opensolaris build 122....

A new playlist

There is one thing i didn’t published in my blog: A playlist. Perhaps it is time to revive this habit. Okay, this this my heavy rotation playlist of this summer:...

Sun rays are breaking through the cloud.

I’m running a Sun Ray server for my family quite a while now, but i’m still managing the server. Stephen drives the concept of getting rid of desktops a whole...