LSI's Nytro data acceleration products have many uses. Nytro technology is utilized in direct attached storage products as well as servers using iSCSI or FCoE. Today at AIS, Rob Callaghan talks about using Nytro products to extract value from Big Data.
Big Data may sound like a broad term, but that's because it is. Big data consists of massive amounts of unstructured content that can be valuable when coupled with the power of analytics. The use of flash-based components helps to boost performance and speed the process, but addressing these challenges in a cost-effective manner is paramount. LSI aims to deliver an ecosystem of products to solve the Big Data puzzle at a palatable price point.
Alan Johnson, LSI's Customer Manager, outlines a demonstration that pits 6Gb/s SAS drives head-to-head with 12Gb/s drives. One of the greatest benefits of the jump to 12Gb/s SAS is the enhanced throughput enabled by the protocol. However, a doubling of throughput doesn't always equate to a doubling in performance. In this test, the performance enhancement adds up to a whopping 5x improvement.
Testing with a MySQL database and the TPC-H benchmark yields a 15 user workload, but the use of 12Gb/s HST SSD800MM (Product evaluation here)creates a large jump up to 80 users. This increase also comes along with a noticeable decrease in latency, while also preserving data protection within a RAID 5 configuration.
Elon Musk has had a rough few weeks with the media frenzy over his company's flagship Model S electric vehicle catching fire after collisions with roadway debris, but some good news has arisen for the billionaire entrepreneur. Musk has been chosen as Fortune Magazine's Businessperson of the Year.
Musk not only own Tesla Motors, but he is also the owner and founder of the private space travel company Space X, and is the largest shareholder of SolarCity. Musk made his fortune when he sold PayPal to online auction giant, Ebay, and unlike other billionaires, he has invested not only his money, but his time into technological company's that are aimed at changing the world for the better. Bloomberg list Musk as being worth $7.7 billion which is far off from Mark Zuckerberg's $19 billion, but wealth does little to earn the title, and it is his his personality, audacity and tenacity that landed him the top spot.
Motorola announces today that they will be making a couple of changes to their Developer Edition Program. The Developer Edition phones are for users that want to mess around with their operating systems and user interface. Users that would request a bootloader unlock code would get their warranties voided on their Developer Edition device by Motorola.
Motorola has changed that policy and will be reinstating warranties on Developer Edition devices that where purchased directly from Motorola in 2012 and 2013 and that requesting an unlock code will no longer void user warranties. Motorola will also be offering return-to-factory software images so you can format it to the way it came at purchase if needed. The recovery images are available on Motorola's website.
Kent Smith from LSI fame walked us through a new complex feature that may tip up in future LSI SandForce products at the retail level. The feature is actually implemented now, but only by companies we the resources to build it own operating systems.
At the time of writing, DVC is not supported by Windows but with enough prodding by manufactures of storage products, the feature may see future implementation. This is where we need Intel to bang the drum and push for dynamic volumes in real-time.
Today reports have surfaced that indicate that the industry's largest mobile music streaming service, Spotify, has managed to secure $250 million in financing which raises the company's valuation to the $4 billion mark. That is up more than $1 billion in just one year.
Unfortunately, even with a valuation of $4 billion, Spotify can not seem to make money. The cause of its negative cash flow stems from what many consider an antiquated business model that many big-name record labels are holding onto quite tightly. Spotify has managed to increase its revenue in just one year to more than $600 million, but its losses also increased to $77 million. Unless Spotify figures things out in the next few years, we may have to bid adieu to the streaming service we so dearly love.
ADATA Technology, at LSI's AIS 2013 event was the first to show working M.2 and SATA III versions of the new SF3700 controller.
We already know that existing SATA III LSI SandForce drives can maximum the SATA bus with compressible data. The new SF3700 should be able to perform better with incompressible data on SATA so we're excited about the SATA products just as much as we are the PCIe versions.
With everyone from out employers to the government spying on every aspect of our daily lives, data encryption has become more important than ever before. Kingston Technology knows this and has released an all new USB 3.0 thumb drive that automatically encrypts your data as it is being loaded.
The new DataTraveler Vault Privacy 3.0 from Kingston offers hardware encryption as well as a built-in anti-virus engine for added security. The drive also has features that allows administrators to set security policies that lock the drive into read-only mode which prevents any malware, spyware, or other nefarious data from being loaded onto the drive. Kingston is offering the DataTraveler Vault Privacy 3.0 in capacities ranging from 4GB all the way up to 64GB with pricing starting at $40 for the 4GB stick, and hitting the $355 mark for the 64GB model.
The HTC One Max is available today from Verizon Wireless. The HTC One Max is priced at $299.99 with a two year contract or $25 a month on Verizon's EDGE plan. Verizon bundles in a ISIS-ready SIM card so you can use contactless paying.
The HTC One Max comes equipped with a huge 5.9 inch 1080p display and a fingerprint scanner that can store up to three people's fingerprints. The device comes with Android 4.3 with HTC Sense 5.5 equipped. Some other specs for the HTC One Max are a quad-core Snapdragon 600 processor with 2GB of RAM, a 4MP "UltraPixel" rear camera, a 2.1MP front camera, a 3,300mAh battery, NFC, and Bluetooth 4.0. As for storage there is a 16GB and a 32GB model, and they both feature a microSD slot which allows expansion of up to 64GB. Sprint already has the HTC One Max and has it priced at $250 in-store or $150 online.
Over the past few months Acer has been in a bit of a downward slide and in recent weeks we have seen both the company CEO and Chairman of the Board, J.T. Wang, and its President, Jim Wong resign their positions. This is the direct result of the $20 million operational loss and 20-percent slump in sales the company reported for Q3 2013.
Now it appears that the company's founder will be returning to its helm after more than eight years of retirement. Stan Shih retired from Acer in 2004 just as it was beginning to grow into a netbook monster with its line of eeePC line. Shih will take on the role of chairman and acting corporate president based on a press released issued by Acer today.
"Due to the situation that now faces Acer and my personal social responsibilities, I must stand up and take the rein without salary," Shih said in a statement. "I will honor and complete all the public affairs and event engagements that I have committed to, but I will also fully support Acer's ICT device business and carry out the company transformation. In addition, George Huang who is one of my co-founding partners of Acer will join with me and the management team to lead our company at this time."