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26 Jan 2009 The Book, 'How to Castrate a Bull' by David Hitz [21250]
A Review (sort of) by Bryan Cantrill

When NetApp took on Sun as an NFS rival back in the 1990s, the company's founder and EVP David Hitz probably didn't have in mind the title for his just released book, "How to Castrate a Bull." In an instance of What Goes Around Comes Around, Bryan Cantrill blogs that, with the advent of Fishworks and the Sun Storage 7000 Series, the shoe is once again on the other foot, and the testosterone supply is still ample.
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12 Jan 2009 Vocal Vibrations Affect Disk Latency [21161]
Sun Fishworks Team Demonstrates with Analytics on Sun Storage 7410

Sun Engineer Brendan Gregg on the Fishworks team discovered that vocal vibrations affect disk latency through the use of Analytics from Fishworks. In a two-minute YouTube video that has garnered the attention of over a quarter of a million people, Gregg demonstrates how his vocal vibrations cause a sharp spike in the number of I/O operations per disk and a noticeable latency increase on the overall workload.
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06 Jan 2009 Review of News for 2008 - 1 of 3 [21157]
50 Most Popular Topics, 900 Most Popular Articles

By accessing the web logs, we have determined that the following list of about 900 articles were the most popular with subscribers and web site visitors in 2008.

We have grouped the articles by topic to give you a view of what were the most important news articles for 2008. That a topic had enough popular articles to be included in this of topics is in itself significant.

Part 1 of 3

05 Jan 2009 Making Sense of IOPS Results [21006]
Don't Forget About Latency

Sun Engineer Brendan Gregg on the Fishworks team offers some useful clarifications concerning the stated results of IOPS testing in his blog "A quarter million NFS IOPS." He includes screenshots from Analytics that show sustained NFS read ops/sec from DRAM. Starting with NFSv3 and then provides explanations.
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22 Dec 2008 List of Recent Sun Videos on Some of its Latest Technologies [21055]
All Titles Hot-linked for Your Convenience

There is a handy, one-stop list (with hot links and organized by topic) to videos from Sun on various of its products and services. Readers will find it at Storage Stop blog with thanks to Deirdre Straughan.
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