Archive for the ‘hardware’ Category

Fishworks finally released

Thursday, November 20th, 2008

Sun's super-secret-squirrel storage appliance project has been under wraps for years now. We're talking Apple style secrecy. About a week ago they finally launched product.  Another cool bit of news is that there is a vmware 'simulator' version available for download. cool. The "fishworks" project was rumoured to be Sun's NetApp killer ...

New sandbox PC

Monday, November 3rd, 2008

I bought a new PC recently to run virtual machines on.  Virtualisation is all the rage, so I've decided to play around with Xen and VMware.  It also gives me an easy way to play with numerous OSes without having to frig around with hardware. As GNS3 is to Cisco ...

Camera upgrade

Tuesday, October 9th, 2007

I bought a Canon EOS 10D way back in 2003 and have loved having it. I saw the 20D and 30D come out and they really tempted me. When the 40D came out and I read the specs, I could resist no longer. Upgrade time! The first thing you notice is ...

my ideal home workstation

Friday, July 13th, 2007

I've been pondering what I'd set up at home if I was going to go all out but keep the cost within realistic limits. Mac Pro dual quad core Xeon, lots of RAM Highpoint RocketRAID 2322 PCI-Express x4 SATA II RAID Controller w/ RAID 5 and External Infiniband Support or maybe a ...

Sun Multithreaded 10 GbE Networking Card

Friday, July 13th, 2007

Sweet! Maximum Ethernet transfer rate 10 Gb/sec for each single port 16 Gb/sec total for both ports Host Interface x8 lane PCI-Express 1.1 Network Interface Two instantiations of XAUI, IEEE, 2002 compliant Optics 10GBase-SR, 10GBase-LR IEEE 802.3ae 2002 compliant