`100 gig of ram with no write to disk? ----- Original Message ----- From: "jt" <firstname.lastname@example.org> To: <email@example.com> Sent: Wednesday, December 12, 2001 6:54 AM Subject: RE: Real world comparisons > Brad, > > You wrote "I expect them to come out with solid state disk at some point and > blow everyone away." I think this is essentially what the Adaptive Cache > is. > > jt > > | -----Original Message----- > | From: firstname.lastname@example.org > | [mailto:email@example.com]On Behalf Of Brad Jensen > | Sent: Wednesday, December 12, 2001 1:12 AM > | To: firstname.lastname@example.org > | Subject: Re: Real world comparisons > | > | > | > | > | > I believe that this year SUN has a chance to strut their stuff > | and the number of > | > servers, etc. to handle merchandising order fulfillment in > | relation to the > | > transaction volume would allow one of these two companies (IBM > | or SUN) to have a > | > "real world" cost/performance marketing opportunity. > | > | > | The IBM advantage is not horsepower, although I am sure you can > | build a big enough IBM box to dwarf the Sun. It will cost 4 times > | as much, but hey. > | > | The IBM advantage is that you can shoot a rocket propelled grenade > | thru it and it will keep running. > | > | (Don't really try this.) > | > | However, I don't expect that to continue forever. IBM has been > | spending gadzillions on research for the last ten years. > | > | It tells you something when they have to put a do-nothing-alot > | card in their server to slow it down enough so that the customers > | can pay for it. > | > | I expect them to come out with solid state disk at some point and > | blow everyone away. > | > | Brad Jensen > | too tired to make a tagline think of something clever quick > > _______________________________________________ > This is the Midrange Systems Technical Discussion (MIDRANGE-L) mailing list > To post a message email: MIDRANGE-L@midrange.com > To subscribe, unsubscribe, or change list options, > visit: http://lists.midrange.com/cgi-bin/listinfo/midrange-l > or email: MIDRANGE-Lemail@example.com > Before posting, please take a moment to review the archives > at http://archive.midrange.com/midrange-l. > >
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