Archive for February, 2009

Moore’s Outlaws

My blog post eulogizing SPEC SFS has elicited quite a bit of reaction, much of it from researchers and industry observers who have drawn similar conclusions. While these responses were very positive, my polemic garnered a different reaction from SPEC SFS stalwart NetApp, where, in his response defending SPEC SFS, my former colleague Mike Eisler [...]

Posted on February 19, 2009 at 9:28 pm by bmc · Permalink · 11 Comments
In: Fishworks

Eulogy for a benchmark

I come to bury SPEC SFS, not to praise it. When we at Fishworks set out, our goal was to build a product that would disrupt the enterprise NAS market with revolutionary price/performance. Based on the economics of Sun’s server business, it was easy to know that we would deliver on the price half of [...]

Posted on February 2, 2009 at 2:22 am by bmc · Permalink · 10 Comments
In: Fishworks