Category Archives: Big Data

Facebook’s 1 PetaByte box

Facebook has developed a prototype Blu-ray system capable of storing 10,000 discs and 1 petabyte of data in a single cabinet, with plans to scale it to 5 petabytes per cabinet. Blu-ray storage would save the company 50 percent in … Continue reading

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Microsoft joins Open Compute Project

Microsoft announced on Tuesday it will be joining the Open Compute Project Foundation (OCP) and will be contributing hardware specifications, design collateral (CAD and Gerber files), and system management source code for Microsoft’s cloud server designs. These specifications apply to … Continue reading

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New Amazon I2 Instance Type Available

The I2 instance type was designed to host I/O intensive workloads typically generated by relational databases, NoSQL databases, and transactional systems. The largest I2 instance type can deliver over 365K random reads per second and over 315K random writes per … Continue reading

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Facebook porting its PHP engine to ARM

A post by Facebook on the Hip Hop Virtual Machine blog on Thursday indicated that the team is implementing ARM processor support in its translation engine. This will turn Facebook’s PHP code into 64-bit x86 instructions to execute on compute … Continue reading

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Facebook unveils Presto: exabyte scale query engine

At a conference for developers at Facebook headquarters on Thursday, engineers working for the social networking giant revealed that it’s using a new homemade query engine called Presto to do fast interactive analysis on its already enormous 250-petabyte-and-growing data warehouse. … Continue reading

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Fusion-io launches ioScale solution for hyperscale and cloud applications

On 16th of January Fusion-io announced a new line of PCIe flash products targeted at hyperscale and cloud applications, scaling with 100s and 1000s of servers. The ioScale comes in capacities from 410GB, doubling through 825GB, 1.65TB on to 3.2TB … Continue reading

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Open Compute 2013 – Silicon photonics, SOCs and new Facebook server design

Last week, during the Open Compute Summit, the new tehnologies that the group members are developing were presented: Silicon photonics: Intel is contributing designs for its forthcoming silicon photonics technology, which will enable 100 Gbps interconnects — enough bandwidth to … Continue reading

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Atom S1200 – the Intel solution for low power, single socket servers

Intel has announced today the availability of Atom S1200, a System-on-a-Chip platform is the “world’s first” 6-watt, 64-bit SoC for datacenters and enterprise applications. The Intel Atom processor S1200 product family is the first low-power SoC delivering required data center … Continue reading

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