On 08/07/2012 12:12 AM, Christopher George wrote: >> Is your DDRdrive product still supported and moving? > > Yes, we now exclusively target ZIL acceleration. > > We will be at the upcoming OpenStorage Summit 2012, > and encourage those attending to stop by our booth and > say hello :-) > > http://www.openstoragesummit.org/ > >> Is it well supported for Illumos? > > Yes! Customers using Illumos derived distros make-up a > good portion of our customer base.
How come I haven't seen new products coming from you guys? I mean, the X1 is past 3 years old and some improvements would be sort of expected in that timeframe. Off the top of my head, I'd welcome things such as: *) Increased capacity for high-volume applications. *) Remove the requirement to have an external UPS (couple of supercaps? microbattery?) *) Use cheaper MLC flash to lower cost - it's only written to in case of a power outage, anyway so lower write cycles aren't an issue and modern MLC is almost as fast as SLC at sequential IO (within 10% usually). *) PCI Express 3.0 interface (perhaps even x4) *) Soldered-on DRAM to create a true low-profile card (the current DIMM slots look like a weird dirty hack). *) At least updated benchmarks your site to compare against modern flash-based competition (not the Intel X25-E, which is seriously stone age by now...) *) Lower price, lower price, lower price. I can get 3-4 200GB OCZ Talos-Rs for $2k FFS. That means I could equip my machine with one to two mirrored slogs and nearly 800GB worth of L2ARC for the price of a single X1. I mean this as constructive criticism, not as angry bickering. I totally respect you guys doing your own thing. Cheers, -- Saso _______________________________________________ zfs-discuss mailing list email@example.com http://mail.opensolaris.org/mailman/listinfo/zfs-discuss