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My brain is full... News from the labs.

One of my favorite things EVER (besides a list of 1000 other favorite things ever) are 'The Far Side' comics by Gary Larson.  For those of us fortunate enough to remember, or to have owned the collected works of the strips, have no problem remembering the artwork for "Mr. Osborne, may I be excused? My brain is full.". 

Well, assume that I am in that comic - I'm Mr. Osborne... What do I tell the kid? What? What? What! Poor Brian is about to spew his brain gunk all over the class!  WHAT DO YOU SAY MR. OSBORNE?!  Read more »

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Got < 50µs Latency? Solid State Storage

Recently, I've had the opportunity to install a solid state storage device for a customer. (Think of your USB thumb drive, or the card you shove into your digital camera, only this thing plugs into your server's 4x PCI slot.)

At first glance, the thing is fast, really really really fast. How fast? How about +500MB/s write speeds?

That's turning it way past 11, folks... Read more »