Seagate is looking to break records with two enterprise SSDs they’re showing off at Flash Memory Summit this week. The first drive is one that’s been seen before: the 10GB/s PCIe x16 SSD that Seagate demonstrated in March. It has now been named the Nytro XP7200 and is scheduled for mass production in Q4. Based…
*Nota Bene: The IOPs for read transactions for the card pictured in this article the Nytro XP7200 is 940,000 for read transactions. That’s dangerously close to what I consider the golden target of 1M IOPs achievable 10 years ago but only on hardware costing millions and millions of dollars. And then it was only achievable using benchmarking software on an experimental test rig setup by the vendor as a means of generating marketing materials. By that I mean they wanted to claim being able to hit 1M IOPs with their custom config of racks and racks of SAN disks connected via FibreChannel switches and custom accelerator boxes. All of it done in the name of marketing to Wall Street trading floors that need millisecond latencies and return times for transactions so they could do “high frequency” trading.
We’ve come a long way since then, mashing all that stuff down in to a 16-Lane PCIe 3.0 card. Truly we’re going to achieve 1M IOPs in a single PC chassis before you know it. And this is a step certainly in that direction, if only the write IOPs spec was symetrically as big. But that’s not the case here. Write IOPs is a good deal less than the 10GB/sec for the read operations. But who knows? A few more runs of new boards, redesigns, errata and bug fixes and there could be a small ramp for the write performance. I’m amazed Seagate’s got the nerve to engineer this, let’s hope they got the nerve to produce it in quantity.
Toshiba announced that it will have its new BG series of products at the Flash Memory Summit 2016 next week. These new NVMe SSDs come in the smallest of form factors, such as small M.2 2230 (22x30mm) and BGA (Ball Grid Array) form factors.
UFS is the new, new thing for removable media. Samsung pre-announced a whole line of UFS memory cards to compete against the top of the line mini-SDXC memory cards. The speeds of UFS are so much faster than existing SDXC it’s very nearly as fast as a hard drive. If we can get fast removable memory like UFS with native SSD hard drive speeds, I would say even Hard drives are on their way out. The interfaces are just too slow.
I’m enjoying the use of the digital video projectors. It makes for a much grander scale and pallette for the choreography. I’m reminded a bit of the whole English creation myth we got to see in the London Ceremony. Everyone gets to act out the history of the world as een through their eyes. (20:26 EDT)
Portuguese colonization is next up. This is sadly when the 4million indigenous people start to lose their lands.Slave trade enters the country and does not leave until 1888, a number of years after the U.S. Civil War. So sad. One day I would love to see Egypt host an Olympics and get to tell their story in the opening ceremonies. And India too! And why not Vietnam? (20:31 EDT)
After a photographer who’s donated thousands of images to the public domain filed a $1 billion lawsuit against Getty Images for allegedly threatening her for using her own photos, the photo agency says it will investigate the complaint, and “vigorously defend” if need be. Last week, U.S. photographer Carol Highsmith filed a copyright complaint [PDF]…
How did Getty Inc. and Alany ever get ANY rights to the images in question?
We have now lost both Seymour and Marvin Minsky this year. I met Seymour a few times, and heard him speak at several Logo conferences and at Alan Kay’s Apple Hill camps (and even contra danced next to him once!). Probably the most frightening meeting was when, as a PhD student, I sat next to Seymour at […]
Sad indeed the giants who shoulders so many have stood on, they are gone. Long live the giants of developmental psychology and computing.
I joined up with Twitter in 2011. Five years on this social media platform, but without a warning, not so much as a a chance to respond, my privilege are taken away. I did not impersonate anyone, but my appeal was denied without a word. This is it, the parting of the ways, the end of an era. So long Twitter.com, it was good to know yuh.
Breakfast of Champions (or No More Blue Monday) what a universe of characters that one book sprung forth.
And I made an invisible duplicate on my Formica tabletop of a painting by Rabo Karabekian, entitled The Temptation of St. Anthony. My duplicate was a miniature of the real thing, and mine was not in color, but I had captured the picture’s form and the spirit, too. This is what I drew.
The original was twenty feet wide and sixteen feet high. The field was Hawaiian Avocado, a green wall paint manufactured by the O’Hare Paint and Varnish Company in Hellertown, Pennsylvania. The vertical stripe was day-glo orange reflecting tape. This was the most expensive piece of art, not counting buildings and tombstones, and not counting the statue of Abraham Lincoln in front of the old Nigger high school.
It was a scandal what the painting cost. It was the first purchase for the memorial collection of the Mildred Barry Memorial Center for the Arts. Fred T…
View original post 571 more words