July 09, 2003

OSCON Day #3: Pogo Linux + MySQL

I'm attending the session about MySQL and Pogo Linux. They've partnered to produce a turnkey rack-mounted MySQL server that comes with a MySQL support agreement built into the price. (press release)

Erik Logan is speaking with David Axmark.

Pogo specializes in hardware. They add a tuned RedHat and MySQL to create the product. They're centralizing support for the hardware, OS, and MySQL. If it's a MySQL issue, the MySQL folks will handle it.

Their product is called the DataWare Database Appliance. Dual Intel Xeons w/Hyper Threading, 15K RPM SCSI drives, battery-backed RAID-10 with write cache. Total RAM capacity is 16GB.

MySQL-specific optimizations

  • glibc/linuxthreads patches for thread creation
  • kernel tuning (vm, file handles, TCP/IP)
  • Intel compiler
  • RAID-10 config option
  • multiple config files, depending on use

Not sure about the default filesystem. I'm guessing ext3 or ReiserFS.


There's a liberal warranty that allows for vendor approved upgrades and enhancement. They're talking about integrated backup options as well.

The specs are still in flux too. Not sure how much storage will be on by default. 36GB or 72GB drives? Probably 6x36GB to start.

Posted by jzawodn at 02:25 PM

OSCON Day #3: Tim's Keynote

I slept in today. But others did not. Phil Windley and Michael Radwin both blogged about Tim's keynote. Sounds like a lot of what Tim's been saying in recent years.

Posted by jzawodn at 12:21 PM

OSCON Day #2: Night Stuff

Ray and I met up with some of the MySQL folks for dinner and headed to a local Spanish restaurant. Good stuff. I have a picture of Monty and David that I need to extract from my camera.

After that, we came back to watch the State of the Union presentations: Larry, Guido, Shane, and David/Monty. Interesting tidbits: Guido is leaving Zope. Larry will have to get "real job" again someday.

Finally, we spent some time at the always excellent ActiveState party. I have a pic or two from that too.

Now (Wednesday morning), I'm catching up on e-mail and working on my Friday presentations. Lunch just started. It's sponsored by Microsoft. How odd is that?

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