exa-scale

Where’s EIOW Heading?

The Exa-scale I/O Workgroup (EIOW – see EIOW.org) accomplished much of what it aimed for this year.  We held requirement gathering meetings all over the world, and did an early decomposition of the architecture.  A new white paper summarizes the present situation, and frankly, it’s more interesting and quite different from what I thought it would be.   I’m particularly pleased that storage experts who have been following this have been scratching their heads about a few requirements – such as the implications of lazy commit and rollback.   To be somewhat bold and Jobs-ian: what the group p