Open hardware opportunity?
Posted Apr 10, 2009 18:48 UTC (Fri) by giraffedata
In reply to: Open hardware opportunity?
Parent article: Linux Storage and Filesystem Workshop, day 2
how about some hardware person designs a fully open PCIX board populated with a load of flash memory and appropriate (minimalist) interfaces? ... Then implement all the code for using it as a storage device in linux drivers, kernel and filesystems.
I recently saw a list of four companies doing that. One I remember is FusionIO. (Not actually PCIX, though -- PCI Express (PCIe), which is probably what you meant). In addition to allowing more efficient use by the OS than SSDs, it's also cheaper -- less waste.
It's the best solution for many problems, but SSDs are going to be essential for a long, long time because they're easier to integrate into existing systems.
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