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HP is offering server-connected flash memory arrays OEMed from Violin Memory to break I/O app bottlenecks. The VMA3205 and VMA3210 are virtual memory arrays with five and ten terabytes of capacity respectively. They deliver 350,000 read IOPS, 250,000 write IOPS and a 1.4GB/sec bandwidth. The 3U rackmount boxes can be shared …

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TMS?

Erm.... hp has been pushing Texas Memory System's RamSan devices for years. Though they didn't OEM the product, hp have always had TMS as a partner company and have listed them on their hp partner website for years. A bit of a shame to see that hp decided to go wtih Violin over TMS, we like the RamSans.

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Yet another Oracle reactionary move

HP is in total disarray, and the only thing they can do is be reactionary to Oracle. The Exadata 1 dump and new enemy status has them scrambling for ideas. Violin is their desperate attempt to have an offering, but no one is going to put Oracle on Itanium for a new BI project. As far as proliant they only have it on the DL980 which is a poor attempt at an 8 socket box. Look at the processor to I/O card architecture and you'll see that a processor has to go thru two glue chips and another processor to get to the violin. Sure the benchmark will put the violin on the processor that is directly attached but in real life processors are not pinned so easily. The QPI architecture sucks on the DL980

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RE: Yet another Oracle reactionary move

Yeah, because it's not like hp were working with TMS on accellerated storage years before Larry even thought of Excetadata (which he had to get hp to build for him seeing as Oracle had SFA hardware nouse).....

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