Tuesday, March 01, 2016

[Links of the day] 01/03/2016 : DSSD , Datacenter design [book] and latent faults [paper]

  • DSSD : EMC released into the wild DSSD product (acquired last year). Quite a beast: all flash, 10 M IOPs, 100μs latency, 100GB/s BW, 144TB/5U. It use a PCIe fabric to connect the storage to the compute nodes, however I expect them to move soon to infiniband / omnipath fabric based on the talk they recently made.
  • Datacenter Design and Management: book that surveys datacenter research from a computer architect's perspective, addressing challenges in applications, design, management, server simulation, and system simulation.
  • Unsupervised Latent Faults Detection in Data Centers : talk and paper that look at automatically enable early detection and handling of performance problems, or latent faults. These faults "fly under the radar" of existing detection systems because they are not acute enough, or were not anticipated by maintenance engineers.
Rolex Deep Sea Sea Dweller (DSSD)