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Can DragonFly's HAMMER Compete With Btrfs, ZFS?

The most common Linux file-systems we talk about at Phoronix are of course Btrfs and EXT4 while the ZFS file-system, which is available on Linux as a FUSE (user-space) module or via a recent kernel module port, gets mentioned a fair amount too. When it comes to the FreeBSD and...

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Processor Whispers: About 16 and 17-Core Processors

With the unusual number of 17 cores, IBM’s new BlueGene/Q processor draws attention. AMD’s 16-core processor Interlagos might arrive a bit earlier than expected and the Itanium shows new signs of life.

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Robust Mini-ITX Board Uses Soldered-On AMD CPUs

Kontron announced a mini-ITX motherboard that offers both solid capacitors and a choice of soldered-on processors from AMD. The KT690/mITX (BGA) provides & an increased level of robustness,& support for up to 16GB of DDR2 RAM, plus PCI, PCI Express Mini, and Mini PCI Express expansion, the company says....

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ZFS For Linux Is Now Available To The Public!

For those with some extra time this holiday week in the United States, perhaps you want to try out the ZFS file-system on Linux? As was said this week when publishing ZFS benchmarks on Linux using the native kernel module developed by LLNL/KQ Infotech, the public release of this kernel...

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siCluster NAS Scales Out at Under $1000 per Terabyte

Last week Scalable Informatics announced their siCluster NAS scale-out network attached storage product. According to the company’s CEO Joe Landman, siCluster NAS is a cost-effective scale-out NAS built out of their  siCluster products using Delta-V as the storage node, and GlusterFS v3.1+ as the storage network software. The siCluster NAS provides NFS, CIFS, and GlusterFS client access. With up...

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