Thursday, March 25, 2021

Building Storage Solutions for HPC

High-Performance Computing (HPC) originally started out in defense and research domains, such as universities and government agencies. The workloads that the initial HPC solutions were used for included particle physics, fluid dynamics, nuclear weapons modeling, and research and aerospace projects – and, obviously, the space program. What we have seen in the last several years is HPC being applied to new problems in commercial enterprises.

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Wednesday, March 10, 2021

Security Hack of F-35 Results in J-31. DOD Says NO MORE in Cybersecurity Enforcement Push

China’s J-31’s is “modeled after” the F-35. That is a nice way of referring to the Chinese hack of F-35 data in 2007 through contractor Lockheed Martin, to build their jet fighter, J-31. Contractors are required to meet standards regarding security protocols but those requirements have not been verified in the past.

Friday, February 19, 2021

Flash or Cache?

Deep Dive on SSD versus HDD (plus cache) for Arrays

In storage systems (and in particular storage arrays), the conventional wisdom has been that flash storage in the form of solid-state drives (SSDs) are necessary for high performance, and NVMe® SSDs provide the highest performance of all storage media. However, a recent interview in Blocks and Files by Infinidat (started by a number of ex-EMC alumni) would like to be the start of a rewrite to this narrative.

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Monday, February 1, 2021

Balancing Servers and SSDs

How can datacenter systems and application architects rebalance the relationship between server needs and storage capacity for typical enterprise workloads? Balancing the relationship between servers and SSDs is critical to datacenter cost, operational efficiency, and performance. 

Monday, February 8, 2021

AI & Stock Trading 

High frequency and algorithm trading has moved from 60-70% of trading in 2010 to 90% in 2017. 


While AI is being largely utilized, the proof seems far into the future Don’t we need a recession or major market correction to test the stock trading models?

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Saturday, January 9, 2021

U.S. Capitol Security Issues - January 6, 2021

Our AI & Cybersecurity Newsletter typically covers topics such as ransomware attacks, exploits, security issues facing major companies such as Zoom, & security breaches such as the Solarwinds attacks on Nuclear Labs, the U.S. Treasury, & Pentagon. However...

Wednesday, December 30, 2020

Will 2020's Hot Topics Still be Hot in 2021?

Here is a look at three topics for 2021 - storage-class memory, computational storage, and composable infrastructure - what they promised to deliver, to what extent they have lived up to their promise, and what to expect in the coming decade.

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