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02 Feb 2010 A Solution to HPC Application Performance Improvement [22783]
Flash Technology Can Speed Things Up

The Sun Storage Solutions white paper "Turbo-charging HPC Application Performance with Flash Storage: Changing the Focus from Processing to Moving Data Faster" contends that, with ever more CPU cores and more GFLOPS per core, HPC application performance will be determined by the ability to move data in and out of fast processors. This paper examines how Flash technology can be deployed and the effect it will have on HPC workloads. It examines various Flash technologies and compares their performance on leading HPC application benchmarks. Finally, the performance characteristics of the Flash-based Sun Storage 7000 Unified Storage System is described.
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28 Jan 2010 "Sun Systems for Sun StorageTek Enterprise Backup Software" [22752]
The Logical Choice for Enterprise Archival Storage

The need to develop data archiving capabilities is a challenge that every enterprise faces these days for any or all of several needs: whether to accommodate explosive data growth; to respond to the pressure to meet promised service levels and backup windows for users; to provide archive data retention and retrieval requirements; and to better manage rising energy costs. Dean Halbeisen's Sun BluePrints Online paper "Sun Systems for Sun StorageTek Enterprise Backup Software" details the openly architected, intelligent and massively scalable general purpose archive solutions Sun is developing to assist enterprise users in meeting these challenges.
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26 Jan 2010 Sun BluePrints: "LDoms I/O Best Practices" [22736]
Configuring Highly Available Paths from Sun LDoms Guest Domains to Storage

The Sun BluePrints article "LDoms I/O Best Practices - Storage Availability with Logical Domains" by Peter A. Wilson discusses the approaches and trade-offs for configuring highly available paths from Sun Logical Domains (LDoms) guest domains to storage. Topics include I/O availability, multipath I/O with Solaris OS MPxIO, multipath I/O with virtual I/O failover, virtual I/O failover and network file storage, and multipath I/O to network file storage with virtual I/O failover.
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25 Jan 2010 Best Practices Guide for Moving to Solaris 10 [22740]
Sun BluePrints Provides Overview of Technologies, Approaches to Upgrading

A best practices guide to upgrading to Solaris 10 OS provides an overview of the technologies and approaches available for those aiming to bring the latest innovations from Sun's OS into their datacenters. Brian Down, Ken Pepple, and Jeff Savit discuss the upgrade options available, issues to consider, planning the upgrade, and strategies for implementation.
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18 Jan 2010 AcceleratIng DB2 On-line Transaction Processing (OLTP) and Data Warehouse Performance [22705]
With the Sun Storage F5100 Flash Array and IBM DB2

If accelerating on-line transaction processing (OLTP) and data warehouse performance holds any interest, then take a look at Sun Technical Staffer Cherry Shu's article on using the Sun Storage F5100 Flash Array with IBM DB2 for Linux, UNIX, and Windows. A Sun Blueprints article authored by Shu explains how the combination of flash and disk technology can be applied to overcome disk latency bottlenecks that impede performance for applications such as the DB2 database.
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