Discussion in 'Business & Enterprise Computing' started by elvis, Jul 1, 2008.
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Its what i do...
That's what I'm here for. That and people tearing down luke.
FIFO wins for mines . Nobody wants to employ country hicks that would willingly live in these areas.
Are you anywhere near the track? It's been a LONG time since I was in Bathurst.
I used to live in a Tourist town, Population of ~200 would grow to about 5000 during Tourist Season. Permanent residents used to bitch about the tourists, without realising that they were pretty much the only reason the town was viable at all.
Yeah it is, Pub lunch sitting well, shoes off... no HV CRTs to play with, but I do have a new Shed that needs some time spend on it, so I've got that going for me.
Headhunters could save alot of time and effort and just put, need IT guy must know everything and be willing to be chastised for all the worlds woes, in their ads.
We don't do standalone servers, we run multi-PBs of various storage clusters, of a variety of technologies.
Flash in a distributed storage cluster isn't cheap. We in fact do have a flash one, but it's on the expensive side per TB and only for HPC and high-end DB use. This is a refurbished storage cluster, 1PB of cheap and cheerful, for people who want to pay <$200 per TB for a distributed network FS. Unfortunately lots of people want our el-cheapo to do what its fancy flashy brothers do.
Also throwing flash without any optimisation at random apps may not always be the solution. Flash can actually make things slower if you don't understand the workload. e.g sticking a flash tier in front of a slow storage tier as cache, while putting a cache-unfriendly workload on them.
Ultimately though this isn't a storage cluster issue, this is the same old problem of cheap people wanting to pay peanuts and get the best and shiniest toys, which is in every part of our wonderful IT industry.
Google Maps proudly says 2km by road/foot to the Start/Finish line.
there is a slight hill between me and them (15m elevation at best). and certainly with the windows closed there is a slight "roooowwwrrrr" periodically.
Also paid $55k per year.
inc super and 5 hours overtime per day and be on call 24*7
How/Why does flash makes things slower?
I've had that job, except it was 40K inc super and on call 24/7 once every 3 weeks, glad to know I'm not the only one haha
Haha yup, pretty much. He definitely goes a few shades whiter.
Ooooh what's in the shed?
If you have tiered storage w/ "smarts" managing data between the tiers, you can have workloads that either never make it to flash or worse, spend all its time moving between tiers.
There is probably a window where "automagic" tiering is reasonably good, but as you push closer to your systems limitations/boundaries, manual tiering is likely to be superior - at least from a "known performance" perspective.
Cars and Junk at the moment, Just moved in, so everything that doesn't have a 'real home' has found itself in the one of the Sheds...
Aldi has a special on some shelving this weekend, so I'll probably go grab a few of those and find homes for more stuff, as well as pegboards and what-not for tools...
Then I get the fun job of working out how to get a reliable IP connection out to it.
Best drive to work ever.
I always go around the track when I'm out that way.
When I worked in Melbourne - we were on one of the corners for Albert Park.
F1's are a new concept of fucking loud. Walking around the office with your hands in the air turning like a airdriver - with the F1 sound backing you - as you cruise through cubicles.
I live on Queens Road facing the lake on turn 13 at the end of the back straight.
The F1s are the quietest cars on the track now
The old 12's and 8's yeah. The current ones sound like someone with emphysema.
That near 616 St Kilda?
My building backs onto 616 on the Queens Road side, so facing the track and my apartment looks out into the track.
F1 at your place next year?