Demonstrating PCIe Performance

I’ve written about PCIe, and in particular the Cirrascale SR3514 part, in a few of my past blog posts – it’s what enables Cirrascale to create solutions that have large numbers of GPUs (or other devices) accessing each other directly.  Davide Rossetti recently wrote a blog post describing the performance […]

Standards, Modularity, and systemd

A few weeks back, I saw this email on the Linux Kernel Mailing List (“LKML”) about systemd .  While the tone and language used in the message may be a bit rough, the concept that it speaks to goes to the heart of Cirrascale. Those not familiar with what systemd […]

My Password is My Life Coach

An individual’s password can provide insight into certain aspects of their life, especially since most individuals don’t end up using things such as “G%4F271gv3!” and “CfRdWe156#” for their daily passwords to their computers, email, or favorite social site. Why? Because you can’t remember them, and heck, you don’t want to. […]

Getting to Good Enough with Homebrew Tools

Being a small company, we’re constantly looking for ways to save money in capital expenditures (sure, people cost money too, but the culture we’ve created here at Cirrascale means people work hard and go above and beyond…so labor costs for internal projects are often absorbed pretty easily).  For immediate, high-priority […]

Control Yourself

If you read Mike’s last blog post about his trials and tribulations with FreeNAS, you know that he ultimately opted to use Windows 8.1 as his storage solution.  That wasn’t because FreeNAS didn’t work (Mike admits it probably would be fine now that his RAM issues are resolved), but was […]

5 S for Procurement

Typically when you hear the term 5 S, it usually applies to warehouse housekeeping. The objective is to keep a neat, clutter free working environment. All tools and equipment have a home which is easily identified and located. 5 S derives from Japan and was developed as a technique that […]