What's an order of magnitude among friends?
Posted Feb 4, 2013 9:45 UTC (Mon) by pr1268
In reply to: What's an order of magnitude among friends?
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Indeed. The (now retired) NASA Space Shuttle Main Engine high-pressure oxidizer turbopump spun at 28,120 RPM, and the H.P. fuel turbopump spun at 35,360 RPM. Each of these was around 10 times the dimensions of a typical computer spinning hard drive. Of course, there isn't an actuator arm with a magnetic pickup anywhere near those pumps!
Back to the article, while I do admire Daniel's work on Tux3, I'm wondering if the fast I/O speeds of SSDs will render all the optimization work done to FSCK a moot point?
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