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.
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.
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?
I don't get this one at all, but it sure is funny.
From: "" <email@example.com>
Subject: Dimensional Warp Generator Needed ojljhbjgorq
Date: Wed, 09 Jul 03 11:01:21 GMT
We need a vendor who can offer immediate supply.
I'm offering $5,000 US dollars just for referring a vender which is (Actually RELIABLE in providing the below equipment) Contact details of vendor required, including name and phone #. If they turn out to be reliable in supplying the below equipment I'll immediately pay you $5,000. We prefer to work with vendor in the Boston/New York area.
1. The mind warper generation 4 Dimensional Warp Generator # 52 4350a series wrist watch with z80 or better memory adapter. If in stock the AMD Dimensional Warp Generator module containing the GRC79 induction motor, two I80200 warp stabilizers, 256GB of SRAM, and two Analog Devices isolinear modules, This unit also has a menu driven GUI accessible on the front panel XID display. All in 1 units would be great if reliable models are available
2. The special 23200 or Acme 5X24 series time transducing capacitor with built in temporal displacement. Needed with complete jumper/auxiliary system
3. A reliable crystal Ionizor with unlimited memory backup.
4. I will also pay for Schematics, layouts, and designs directly from the manufature which can be used to build this equipment from readily available parts.
If your vendor turns out to be reliable, I owe you $5,000.
Email his details to me at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Please do not reply directly back to this email as it will only be bounced back to you.
Too bad I can't reply. I have a great lead for them.