`100 gig of ram with no write to disk?


----- Original Message -----
From: "jt" <jt@ee.net>
To: <midrange-l@midrange.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: midrange-l-admin@midrange.com
> | [mailto:midrange-l-admin@midrange.com]On Behalf Of Brad Jensen
> | Sent: Wednesday, December 12, 2001 1:12 AM
> | To: midrange-l@midrange.com
> | 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
>
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