Monday, June 16
Or the next best thing.
Item one: The Fusion io ioDrive.
80GB. $2400. 9 watts. 120,000 IOPS. 600MB/second random writes.
If this thing really delivers, it's a silver bullet for mid-scale databases. I want a silver bullet for mid-scale databases.
Item two: The AMD Radeon 4850.
Somewhere between 600 and 1000 GFLOPS. $200.
I say "somewhere between 600 and 1000 GFLOPS", because this card has either 480 or 800 stream processors... And a week from release, no-one is sure which. At least, no-one who's talking. Wikipedia says 800; I'm betting on the lower figure, based on die size and the too-good-to-be-true rule. Even with 480 processors, though, it's one serious kick-ass video card at an amazing price.
* Only topless, because this is a class blog here.
Posted by: Wonderduck at Tuesday, June 17 2008 10:48 AM (xC579)
Posted by: Andrew at Tuesday, June 17 2008 11:20 AM (3g4NP)
Going for the mega page hit rate pixy ?The thought never crossed my mind. (In fact, when one of the mu.nu blogs accidentally became the #1 result on Google image search for Jessica Alba and - some other starlet, I forget who - for a few days, the server nearly melted.)
That headline stemmed from my trying to explain to someone elsewhere my reaction to the ioDrive. To a database guy, a card like that is like, well, the title scenario to a normal guy.
Posted by: Pixy Misa at Tuesday, June 17 2008 12:41 PM (PiXy!)
Lime jello? Ew.Orange? Strawberry? I'm flexible on this point.
Posted by: Pixy Misa at Tuesday, June 17 2008 12:42 PM (PiXy!)
Posted by: Steven Den Beste at Wednesday, June 18 2008 08:08 AM (+rSRq)
Posted by: Pixy Misa at Wednesday, June 18 2008 09:07 AM (PiXy!)
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