By Alexander Frank, IBM Germany
Owner of a fast sports car and not living in Germany? Unless you have your own raceway, you will never harvest all of your cars power because of speed limits. Technically, the engine can do more, but other components like street speed limits prevent you to do so.
Similar to this, CPUs of modern servers are capable of high performance computing, but often held down by read/write speeds of storage devices. PCIe SSD adapters have improved this, but still have a write latency of 15 μs which is not... [Continue Reading]