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09 Dec 2009 Tutorial: DTrace by Example [22416]
Practical, Real-world Use Cases Presented

Senior Engineer Rickey C. Weisner has written a tutorial on DTrace to illustrate how the diagnostic tool can be used to help analyze real-world applications. With an emphasis on practical use, Weisner employs DTrace to analyze several applications and uses mpstat and prstat information to show which questions one should ask and how one can use DTrace to answer these questions.
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13 Nov 2009 Sun Storage 7000 Software Update Supports Infiniband HCAs [22397]
Assessing Read/Write Performance as a Function of Workload

Infiniband IPoIB datalink partition and IP interface configuration is easy and painless using the same network BUI page or CLI contexts as ethernet, says Fishworks blogger Cindi in her update on "Infiniband for Q3.2009." Port GUID information is available for configured partitions on the network page, she continues, which makes it easy to add Sun Storage 7000 Unified Storage System HCA ports to a partition table on a subnet manager.
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07 Oct 2009 Shadow Migration [22388]
Integrated Way to Migrate Data from Existing Systems to New Systems

Fishworks team member Eric Schrock defines shadow migration - one of the major new features in the Sun Storage 7000 2009.Q3 software release. Schrock explains this project's conception, development, and birth in a blog entry that outlines the feature's choice of migrating via interposition versus synchronization, and provides an overview of how shadow migration works.
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28 Sep 2009 Updates to COMSTAR and Synchronous Write Bias Property [22387]
What's New in These Two Features of the Sun Storage 7000 2009.Q3 Release

The Sun Storage 7000 series 2009.Q3 software release officially announced on September 22, provides a new iSCSI software stack via the Common Multiprotocol SCSI Target or COMSTAR framework, a new dataset Synchronous write bias property or logbias, and many other features. Focusing on the aforementioned features, a Sun blog by Roch Bourbonnais explores each of these two, detailing the ins and outs and why they are significant to performance.
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05 Aug 2009 The Development of Sun Storage 7000 Unified Storage System [22157]
A BusinessWeek Interview with Fishworks Mike Shapiro

Evolution of the Sun Storage 7000 Unified Storage System is validation (though none is truly needed) of Peter F. Drucker's view of how large enterprises deal with innovation. It was his belief that "a couple of guys in a garage" are not the only source of innovation but that, instead, disruptive technologies could as easily emerge from the laboratories of large enterprises if the culture is conducive to their development. Rick Wartzman, director of Claremont Graduate University's Drucker Institute, considers the Sun Storage 7000 Unified Storage System and the Sun culture from which it grew for BusinessWeek.
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