On 07/11/2012 04:23 PM, casper....@oracle.com wrote:
>> On Tue, 10 Jul 2012, Edward Ned Harvey wrote:
>>> CPU's are not getting much faster.  But IO is definitely getting faster.  
>>> It's best to keep ahea
> d of that curve.
>> It seems that per-socket CPU performance is doubling every year. 
>> That seems like faster to me.
> I think that I/O isn't getting as fast as CPU is; memory capacity and
> bandwith and CPUs are getting faster.  I/O, not so much.
> (Apart from the one single step from harddisk to SSD; but note that
> I/O is limited to standard interfaces and as such it is likely be
> helddown by requiring a new standard.

Have you seen one of those SSDs made by FusionIO? Those things fit in a
single PCI-e x8 slot and can easily push a sustained rate upward of
several GB/s. Do not expect that drives are the be-all end-all to
storage. Hybrid storage invalidated the traditional "CPU & memory fast,
disks slow" wisdom years ago.

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