June 2004

Average I/O size:   I've been playing with some internals code today to find the average size of an I/O going to a disk. I wrote most of the kernel mode bit last weekend, and now have to write the surrounding code. (241 words, 0 comments, 0 pings)

SpaceShipOne makes history:   Congratulations to pilot Mike Melvill, Burt Rutan, and Paul Allen over at Scaled Composites on the marvelous achievement of putting the first commercially funded manned vehicle in space. (70 words, 0 comments, 0 pings)

DILX:   DILX is a bit of software that runs on StorageWorks disk controllers that allows you to test disk performance and... (435 words, 0 comments, 0 pings)

TechWise white paper:   TechWise Research have just released a white paper discussing the different costs of cluster management entitled Are Some Risc-Based Clusters Easier to Manage Than Others? (30 words, 0 comments, 0 pings)

DR planning:   Disaster recovery planning is a never ending stream of "What ifs?" (126 words, 0 comments, 0 pings)

Hardware documentation:   Robert Byer maintains a huge list of DEC hardware information at his site. Robert's site appears to have disappeared from the web. Fortunately, the hardware documentation was mirrored by Tim Shoppa. (36 words, 0 comments, 0 pings)