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AOL Spends $1M On Solid State Memory SAN

Lucas123 writes “AOL recently completed the roll out of a 50TB SAN made entirely of NAND flash in order to address performance issues with its relational database. While the flash memory fixed the problem, it didn’t come cheap, at about four times the cost of a typical Fibre Channel disk array with the same capacity, and it performs at about 250,000 IOPS. One reason the flash SAN is so fast is that it doesn’t use a SAS or PCIe backbone, but instead (more…)

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  • The State of Household Robots

    paulelaguna writes “The dream of owning a household robot is starting to become reality, particularly for people in Japan. There are robots to help you do the dishes, move furniture, and even robotic wheelchairs to help you get around. Really, the only question that remains for us is when do we move?”

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  • The State of the Homebrew Games Scene In 2009

    Craig writes “DCEmu has released an article detailing the aware country of the homebrew sight on all artifice consoles, from the Sega Dreamcast to the Nintendo DS to the Nintendo Wii. It equitable covers unreleased consoles such as Pandora and GP2xWiz. The article explains what is needed to extend emulators and games, and whether or not it’s worth bothering for each console.”

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