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Subject: Recipe for gargantuan Linux I/O
Date: Mon, 28 Apr 2003 15:02:52 -0400
April 28, 2003

Emerson wrote that "A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little 
minds." openBench Labs this week discovers it's the right retort for all 
its Unix naysaying friends, the ones who can't break out of an 
intractable scorn for anyone who dares group "enterprise-class applications" 
and "Linux" in the same sentence.

Read what happens when openBench Labs ignores hobgoblin thinking, to 
examine a new class of hardware as we test the mettle of the 1U Appro 
12224Xi server to handle large (make that huge) amounts of I/O, using 
Adaptec's 39320 series Ultra320 SCSI controller and four Maxtor 10K IV 
drives. Check out a recipe that mixes 2 parts Hyper-Threading with 1 part 
PCI-X for an I/O accelerant of gargantuan proportions.

On the business side of Linux, The Dravis Group's report, Linux Inc., 
seeks to shake the hobgoblins off those IT executives who still are 
unaware that "open source" stretches beyond Linux. Open talks to the Dravis 
Group founder and president Paul Dravis for more about the report's 
content, embracing political debates, vendor opportunities, and IT agenda. 

For this week's recipes and recitals, just click to go straight to the subscriber 
home page and story links. And remember to send a copy to your friends 
mired in proprietary systems.


The editors of Open magazine