Monday, June 16

Geek

Jessica Alba And Scarlet Johansson Wrestling Topless* In Lime Jello

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: Pixy Misa at 12:39 PM | Comments (6) | Add Comment | Trackbacks (Suck)
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1 Lime jello?  Ew.

Posted by: Wonderduck at Tuesday, June 17 2008 10:48 AM (xC579)

2 Going for the mega page hit rate pixy ?

Posted by: Andrew at Tuesday, June 17 2008 11:20 AM (3g4NP)

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Going for the mega page hit rate pixy ?
The thought never crossed my mind. wink   (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!)

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Lime jello?  Ew.
Orange?  Strawberry?  I'm flexible on this point.

Posted by: Pixy Misa at Tuesday, June 17 2008 12:42 PM (PiXy!)

5 Yogurt, man, yogurt!

Posted by: Steven Den Beste at Wednesday, June 18 2008 08:08 AM (+rSRq)

6 Pervert!!!

Posted by: Pixy Misa at Wednesday, June 18 2008 09:07 AM (PiXy!)

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