Featured Articles

Android Wear installed on 50-100k phones

Android Wear installed on 50-100k phones

Android Wear is a companion app that you need in order to run your new Android Wear watch.

More...
AMD launches 45W desktop Kaveri parts, finally

AMD launches 45W desktop Kaveri parts, finally

AMD has finally launched three 45W Kaveri SKUs, which were in the works for months. The three chips feature configurable TDP,…

More...
Desktop Broadwell LGA is Socket 1150

Desktop Broadwell LGA is Socket 1150

Broadwell was supposed to come in 2014 and it will ship in the last quarter of this year for detachable thin…

More...
Nvidia officially launches the 8-inch Shield Tablet

Nvidia officially launches the 8-inch Shield Tablet

As expected and reported earlier, Nvidia has now officially announced its newest Shield device, the new 8-inch Shield Tablet. While the…

More...
Aerocool Dead Silence reviewed

Aerocool Dead Silence reviewed

Aerocool is well known for its gamer cases with aggressive styling. However, the Dead Silence chassis offers consumers a new choice,…

More...
Frontpage Slideshow | Copyright © 2006-2010 orks, a business unit of Nuevvo Webware Ltd.
Saturday, 03 January 2009 11:56

Sun reveals that yelling at disk drives causes high latency

Written by Fudzilla staff

Image

According to video experiment


It isn't
everyday that someone posts up a YouTube video demonstrating the effects of human vocal vibrations on disk drives.

Nevertheless, an engineer from the Sun Microsystems Fishworks lab proceeded to yell and scream at his high volume JBOD disk array and has given the rest of the world one straight answer to his findings: yelling at your computer isn't going to make it run any faster.

According to the performance analysis results in the video, the generated vocal vibrations caused a sharp spike in the number of I/O operations per disk and a noticeable latency increase on the overall workload.  In the end, however, we're still left wondering how this guy actually made the discovery, as he must have left off quite a bit of steam toward these drives.

Check out the video here.
Last modified on Monday, 05 January 2009 03:53

Fudzilla staff

E-mail: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
blog comments powered by Disqus

 

Facebook activity

Latest Commented Articles

Recent Comments