Where is Server I/O headed and is it keeping up with computer and storage? HIgh frequency trading review’s blog

(Last Updated On: March 7, 2012)

Where is Server I/O headed and is it keeping up with computer and storage? HIgh frequency trading review’s blog


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Excellent article. I would just like to point out two things;

>>How does networking keep up with the Moore law and CPU speeds?<<

Moore’s Law, as it was initially stated, mentioned nothing about speed.

His mathematical description outlined that the transistor count in CPUs doubled approximately every two years.

It was an Intel Executive who transformed this quote into one pertaining to performance. He equated the performance increase as a function of transistor count to effectively double the processing power every 18 months, but this is not the long-term trend that Moore was modeling.

Some people might consider this “splitting hairs” but it is important to understand and note the differences.

Second item:

>>What can one do to reduce system costs or increase efficiency in the data center?

YH: Servers nowadays are quite similar…<<

That statement was true until March 5, 2012.

We designed a 5.0 GHz 2U server which is a real game-changer. With just under $1,000,000 in orders on day one of its availability, I would have to say the C-level executives in the Cloud Services Providing sector agree with this sentiment.

Smaller data centers can be designed using our High Speed Server Modules (HSSM) while providing the same “performance” to the outside clients, thereby providing the hosting center huge cost-savings over time. Or, as in the case of existing floorspace already having been allocated, higher ratios of “core-splitting” can be realized with no observable degradation in performance to the user base. This means much higher profitability to the Cloud Service Provider.

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