Archive for February, 2009

Dancing with the Anarchist

Barry Burke, the Storage Anarchist, has written an interesting roundup (“don’t miss the amazing vendor flash dance”) covering the flash strategies of some players in the server and storage spaces. Sun’s position on flash comes out a bit mangled, but Barry can certainly be forgiven for missing the mark since Sun hasn’t always communicated its [...]





Posted on February 26, 2009 at 6:33 pm by ahl · Permalink · 6 Comments
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HSP talk at the OpenSolaris Storage Summit

The organizers of the OpenSolaris Storage Summit asked me to give a presentation about Hybrid Storage Pools and ZFS. You can download the presentation titled ZFS, Cache, and Flash. In it, I talk about flash as a new caching tier in the storage hierarchy, some of the innovations in ZFS to enable the HSP, and [...]





Posted on February 23, 2009 at 3:30 pm by ahl · Permalink · 4 Comments
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Flash workshop at ASPLOS

Before this year’s ASPLOS conference, I’ll be speaking at the First Workshop on Integrating Solid-state Memory into the Storage Hierarchy (WISH2009). It looks like a great program with some terrific papers on how to use flash effectively and how to combine various solid state technologies to complement conventional storage. I’ll be talking about the work [...]





Posted on February 19, 2009 at 2:55 pm by ahl · Permalink · Comments Closed
In: Fishworks