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Re: kernel work week of 3-Feb-2010 HEADS UP

From: "Michael Galassi" <nerd@xxxxxxx>
Date: Wed, 03 Feb 2010 14:37:39 -0800

>    At the same time SSDs (Solid state drives) have become powerful enough
>    that they could be used as a data cache for normal hard drives.  In
>    many respects, hard drives have gotten so large (2TB+) that the measily
>    4-16G of ram systems typically have isn't really enough to efficiently
>    cache the active data set.  Even a small SSD, say 40G, would
>    provide a huge performance boost to systems serving large data-sets,
>    not to mention revitalize older servers and make data serving a lot
>    more cost effective by allowing less sophisticated workstation-class
>    or even consumer-class hardware to be used.

I could readily envision using a 15k RPM scsi/sas spinny disk for
this too.  Cool thinking Matt.


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