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SSD vs HDD: Choosing the right tool for the job

We’ve featured solid-state drives (SSDs) in the past on this blog. However, given the recent situation in Thailand and increasing shortage of hard-disk drives, I thought it would be appropriate to feature a piece helping people who are designing computer systems...

The Impact of Thailand and Hard-Drive Shortages

Everyone in our industry seems to be keeping at least one eye on the impact of the massive flooding in Thailand and the hard-drive shortages resulting from it. If you haven’t been, here is a quick summary: Thailand is experiencing record flooding – the...

OpenSFS formed to lead development of Lustre file system

OpenSFS (Open Scalable File Systems, Inc.), a non-profit corporation, has recently been formed to continue development of the Lustre file system alongside Oracle, which owns and maintains the Lustre code even though it is an open-source technology. Lustre has been and...