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Fusion-io passes one billion IOPS barrier thanks to better software, not hardware

Monday, January 9th, 2012

Fusion-io passes one billion IOPS barrier thanks to better software, not hardware

From the post:

At the DEMO Enterprise Disruption event yesterday, Fusion-io had a big announcement — it’s broken the one billion IOPS mark, having reached one million less than two years ago. IOPS are Input / Output Operations per second, a measure of computer storage access speeds based on the number of read / write operations that can be completed per second.

You will see a comment in the post that lower latency is “…crucial for the cloud-based world we’re heading towards.”

I suppose but that presumes the other components in a “cloud-based world” (or ones closer to the ground) are capable of taking advantage of one billion IOPS performance. Both in terms of storing as well as reading data.

Unused capacity is like a car that will go 160 MPH. Looks good on the sales sticker, not much use in Atlanta traffic.

At least with computer systems there is some hope for components that can handle the increased speed.

Overall systems speedups will improve topic map response/processing times. Would be good to see research on topic map processing per se.

First seen at myNoSQL.