Electromechanical Relays Versus Solid

The market is full of products that claim extraordinary performances. In the electrical world there is an abundance of options for power supplies, DC-DC converters and redundant power solutions. You could easily get overwhelmed when considering all the possibilities. How do you find the best one? How do you find […]

The Advent of Hybrid Computing?

Recently, I came across an article about utilizing the heat from data centers and putting that to more practical use, such as heating office space in surrounding areas: http://money.cnn.com/2014/04/07/technology/innovation/data-centers-heat/index.html There’s definitely merit in the pursuit of using the byproduct of compute… Really, there’s merit in every area or application where […]

For the Love of Free: NAS Edition

If you’ve read any of my blog posts, you’ll know by now that I have a small obsession with FREE. I like free. We get along really well. Sure, I understand that most of the time you are going to get what you pay for, and if you don’t pay […]

PCI Debugging 101

Like many companies, Cirrascale has a few key technologies and components that it uses in a variety of it’s products.  A lot of what we do involves being able to move data around; be it around the world between datacenters, around racks within a datacenter, or around components within systems. […]