Next closest thing...

IIRCAIPD (And I Probably Don't...;-) 30 gig integrated with the disk
subsystem.  But not a solid-state drive, per se.


| -----Original Message-----
| From: midrange-l-admin@midrange.com
| [mailto:midrange-l-admin@midrange.com]On Behalf Of Brad Jensen
| Sent: Wednesday, December 12, 2001 10:32 AM
| To: midrange-l@midrange.com
| Subject: Re: Real world comparisons
|
|
| `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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