04 May 2010

IBM Builds a Sand Castle

IBM is wriggling its little toesies in the Sand(Force). Here's an article and another, fresh off the presses, about IBM using SandForce controllers. Neither say which, if any, vendor supplied the SSD's. It could be that IBM built them in-house from parts. This one indicates that's just what they did.

What I like about the stories is that IBM made the announcement TPC-C benched. Not that a TPC-C database is necessarily fully normalized, but it brings the point home: SSD is about relational databases. Very cool. And about bloody time.

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