Trends in Cloud Storage

Coraid recently announced that it had released support for SanDisk Optimus 1.6 TB, serial-attached SCSI (SAS), solid-state drives (SSDs) on the Coraid EtherDrive SRX6000 storage appliances. Targeting these storage appliances at datacenters and cloud storage applications, Coraid claims that they now offer five times the IOPS compared to previous-generation products (delivering more than 700,000 IOPS per enclosure). It took a …

Fire in the Hole

I have a tale I’ve been meaning to tell. When I returned home the evening before Thanksgiving, I discovered my son, Joseph, looking shell shocked. His hair was standing on end. He was panting and covered in sweat, and he gave the impression of having finished a marathon. The closest thing I can think of to give you an idea …

Is It Hot in Here?

November 18, 2013 Precision measurements take special care. Winter doesn’t come very often to costal Texas, but it’s a bit cooler lately and the days are certainly shorter. Last time I talked about sensing the presence of an object using a variety of sensors. Since I’m thinking about temperature this week, it is only fair to talk about common temperature …