Sillicon Graphics

Damned, Silicon Graphics was one of the companies that delivered dream machines for nerds in the 90ies and owned the media business at that time. Some years ago, SGI was...

links for 2009-02-07

Duden Korrektor

About Virtual Desktop Infrastructure

Frequent readers of my blog may remember, that i´m really a little bit hesitant to believe that there is really a technical reason for server virtualisation - at least in...

HHOSUG - wiki.c0t0d0s0.org

Auf dem ersten Treffen der HHOSUG habe ich versprochen, ein Wiki aufzusetzen als Medium zur Kommunikation, zur Zusammenarbeit und als zentraler Ideensammelpunkt für die User Group. Dieses Wiki ist nunmehr...

Sun Crash Analysis Toolkit 5.1

There is a new version of the SunCAT short before it´s release. SunCAT is an extremly useful tool to analyse Solaris Crash Dumps. A few things were changed in Sun...

links for 2009-02-06

Disaster: LVM Performance in Snapshot Mode | MySQL Performance Blog (tags: performance mysql) Vince Guaraldi - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (tags: music Wikipedia) Space Calculator - Fishworks - wikis.sun.com (tags:...

Safety Video

Much more interesting than the standard safety dance of bored stewardesses ;) </param></param></embed> BTW: Here is another great comic regarding the dance …

TPM about Rock - again ...

TPM reports about our new systems in Sun christens once and future Supernovas (i thought the plural of Supernova is Supernovae) … hmmm … well nothing really new aside some...

HHOSUG - Präsentation vom ersten Meeting

So, das ist die Präsentation, die ich gestern auf dem ersten Treffen der HHOSUG gehalten habe. Ist wie immer … ohne die Tonspur vielleicht an einigen Stellen nicht ganz offensichtlich,...

Das war also das 1. Treffen der HHOSUG

Uff … ich bin gerade zu Hause angekommen. Anstrengender Tag. Aber ein erfolgreicher Tag, wie ich denke. Zumindestens wenn ich meinen “Hat Spass gemacht”-Indikator anlege. Heute abend war das erste...

Swamped

Sorry, but i´m totally swamped today. I´m finalizing the the preso for the first HHOSUG meeting at the moment. At the moment the number of participants is somewhere between 20...

links for 2009-02-04

ohnotheydidnt: Kermit Bale (tags: funny humor muppets movies fun photos pics christianbale kermit)

Some thoughts about deduplication

Deduplication is one of this big hype topics at the moment. Deduplication sounds good, but … well … hmmm … let´s say it this way: This technology has to mature....

No 747-8?

Hmm … is it just me or is Boeing testing the water with the statement, that they would stop the 747-8 program in the case they find out that this...

Sun Storage 7410 in evaluation at OpenSRS

Rick Yazwinski of OpenSRS/Tucows wrote an interesting piece about the Sun Storage 7410 - “Testing Sun’s Open Storage Platform” a while ago: We start with Bonnie++, a tried and true...

About SPECsfs, benchmarks and benchmarketing

Bryan Cantrill wrote an excellent article about the SPECsfs: Eulogy for a benchmark. This article describes the shortcomings of the SPECsfs and the consequences to benchmarketing configurations (like a 228...

Brute force in cryptography - literally

Most of the times brute-force algorithms are much more effective than even the most sophisticated crypto analysis: (found at xkcd.com)

What have L2ARC and a furniture shop in common ....

In the last week i´ve got some questions how the L2ARC works. I thought a moment about it and came up with the following description. The whole model of caching...

links for 2009-01-31

Virtual Geek: A Multivendor Post to help our mutual iSCSI customers using VMware (tags: iscsi reference storage vmware tips ESX san)

Peter Galvin about Storage Analytics

Peter Galvin publishes an column in the ;login: magazine - a publication of the USENIX and often an really insightful read. This time he wrote about the Storage Analytics part...