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StorOne attacks bottlenecks with new TRU storage software

Startup StorOne this week officially launched its TRU multiprotocol software, which its founder claims will improve the efficiency of storage systems.

The Israel-based newcomer spent six years developing Total Resource Utilization (TRU) software with the goal of eliminating bottlenecks caused by software that cannot keep up with faster storage media and network connectivity.

StorOne developers collapsed the storage stack into a single layer that is designed to support block (Fibre Channel and iSCSI), file (NFS, SMB and CIFS) and object (Amazon Simple Storage Service) protocols on the same drives. The company claims to support enterprise storage features such as unlimited snapshots per volume, with no adverse impact to performance.

TRU software is designed to run on commodity hardware and support hard disk drives; faster solid-state drives (SSDs); and higher performance, latency-lowering NVMe-based PCI Express SSDs on the same server. The software installs either as a virtual machine or a physical server.

StorOne CEO and founder Gal Naor said the TRU software-defined storage fits use cases ranging from high-performance databases to low-performance workloads, such as backup and data archiving.

‘Dramatically less resources’

“We need dramatically less resources to achieve better results. Results are the key here,” said Naor, whose experience in storage efficiency goes back to his founding of real-time compression specialist Storwize, which IBM acquired in 2010.

StorOne CTO Raz Gordon said storage software has failed to keep up with the speed of today’s drives and storage networks.

“We understood that the software is the real bottleneck today of storage systems. It’s not the drives. It’s not the connectivity,” said Gordon, who was the leading force behind the Galileo networking technology that Marvell bought in 2001.

The StorOne leaders are sparse on details so far about the product’s architecture and enterprise capabilities, beyond unlimited storage snapshots.

Marc Staimer, senior analyst at Dragon Slayer Consulting, said StorOne’s competition would include any software-defined storage products that support block and file protocols, hyper-converged systems, and traditional unified storage systems.

“It’s a crowded field, but they’re the only ones attacking the efficiency issue today,” Staimer said.

“Because of TRU’s storage efficiency, it gets more performance out of fewer resources. Less hardware equals lowers costs for the storage system, supporting infrastructure, personnel, management, power and cooling, etc.,” Staimer added. “With unlimited budget, I can get unlimited performance. But nobody has unlimited budgets today.”

StorOne user interface
TRU user interface shows updated performance metrics for IOPS, latency, I/O size and throughput.

Collapsed storage stack

The StorOne executives said they rebuilt the storage software with new algorithms to address bottlenecks. They claim StorOne’s collapsed storage stack enables the fully rated IOPS and throughput of the latest high-performance SSDs at wire speed.

“The bottom line is the efficiency of the system that results in great savings to our customers,” Gordon said. “You end up with much less hardware and much greater performance.”

StorOne claimed a single TRU virtual appliance with four SSDs could deliver the performance of a midrange storage system, and an appliance with four NVMe-based PCIe SSDs could achieve the performance and low latency of a high-end storage system. The StorOne system can scale up to 18 GBps of throughput and 4 million IOPS with servers equipped with NVMe-based SSDs, according to Naor. He said the maximum capacity for the TRU system is 15 PB, but he provided no details on the server or drive hardware.

“It’s the same software that can be high-performance and high-capacity,” Naor said. “You can install it as an all-flash array. You can install it as a hybrid. And you’re getting unlimited snapshots.”

Naor said customers could choose the level of disk redundancy to protect data on a volume basis. Users can mix and match different types of drives, and there are no RAID restrictions, he said.

StorOne pricing

Pricing for the StorOne TRU software is based on physical storage consumption through a subscription license. A performance-focused installation of 150 TB would cost 1 cent per gigabyte, whereas a capacity-oriented deployment of 1 PB would be $0.0006 per gigabyte, according to the company. StorOne said pricing could drop to $0.002 per gigabyte with multi-petabyte installations. The TRU software license includes support for all storage protocols and features.

StorOne has an Early Adopters Program in which it supplies free on-site hardware of up to 1 PB.

StorOne is based in Tel Aviv and also has offices in Dallas, New York and Singapore. Investors include Seagate and venture capital firms Giza and Vaizra. StorOne’s board of directors includes current Microsoft chairman and former Symantec and Virtual Instruments CEO John Thompson, as well as Ed Zander, former Motorola CEO and Sun Microsystems president.

For Sale – Gaming PC – i7 6700K, Radeon R9 Fury X, 16GB RAM, Z170 Mobo

Gaming PC / i7 6700K/ Radeon R9 Fury X / 16GB RAM / Z170 Mobo

Up for sale is my gaming PC, which was built in 2016 and has only seen very light usage since then. Full spec is as follows:

  • Processor: Intel Core i7 6700k
  • Motherboard: MSI Z170a XPower Gaming Titanium Edition
  • Graphics Card: Gigabyte Radeon R9 Fury X 4GB
  • Memory: Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4-2400 16GB (2x8GB)
  • Power Supply: Corsair RM650x 650W (NOTE: my old power supply is shown in the photos)
  • Case: Corsair 760T Black V2 (Full ATX Tower)
  • Cooler: EVGA ACX CPU Cooler

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The processor, RAM and graphics card are all running at stock speeds, as they have been since day one, but are capable of being overclocked.

The processor is a 6th Gen i7 ‘K’ model i.e. factory unlocked and fully overclockable. Stock clock speed is 4.0GHz with a turbo mode of 4.2Ghz.

The motherboard is an MSI Z170 chipset board designed for heavy overclocking and features an ‘OC Dashboard’ (basically an extra board with physical buttons for overclocking on-the-fly), and ‘Direct OC’ software for easy overclocking.

The graphics card is a Gigabyte Radeon R9 Fury X, which has a factory-fitted all-in-one (AIO) liquid cooler. This card came highly recommended, namely thanks to its strong performance in a very small form-factor (and v. quiet too). Performance-wise, it compares to a GTX 1070 and is more than happy running games in 4k resolution.

The PC is supplied without a hard drive or operating system, ready for the buyer to install their own. However, I can install a brand new 120GB SSD for an extra £50 if required.

Collection is highly preferred, but I may be able to deliver to you depending upon your geographic location.

Any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact me.

Price and currency: £875
Delivery: Delivery cost is not included
Payment method: Bank Transfer or Cash on Collection
Location: Derbyshire (DE56 or DE1)
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Prefer goods collected?: I prefer the goods to be collected

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For Sale – I5 Quad (Skylake & Kabylake CPU’s) & Crucial & Corsair Ram (DDR4) & Motherboards (Socket 1151)

I have many items – New and some which have only been used briefly like ex-display models.

I cannot offer Warranty on these items, however I’m not sure if you can claim directly with the manufactures themselves. However i can guarantee these are all fully working and if you are interested in one of the items then if you wish I can benchmark the cpu or Ram for you and send proof to you. I can also send unlimited pics of these items if you require them.

Also I will promise to refund any item if it fails within 60 days since purchase. However these parts I got, all came from a reliable supplier, so I’m quite sure these products will give you many years of use.

Postage is included with cost of item.

Paypal required for payment.

I will be open to offers but only within reason such as within 5-10% of purchase price and only after if there are products left for sale after a week of the start of the advertisement.

Please be patient with me with reply’s and how quick I can send the item as I cannot get to the postoffice easily such as everyday. Orders will go out on Friday’s & Wednesdays. Thank you

Items:

MEMORY

Corsair Vengeance LPX – 4 x 16GB (64GB) DDR4 2666MHz – This is brand new and the box has never been opened (fully Sealed). Selling for £480 or separated for each stick – £120

Corsair Vengeance LPX – 4 x 4GB (16GB) DDR4 2800MHz – £140 or separated for each stick – £35

Corsair Vengeance LPX – 2 x 4GB (8GB) DDR4 2133MHz – £80 or separated for each stick – £40

Corsair Vengeance LPX – 2 x 4GB (8GB) DDR4 2666MHz – £90 or separated for each stick – £45

Crucial Premium – 4 x 8GB (32GB) DDR4 2133MHz – £220 or separated for each stick – £55

Crucial Premium – 2 x 8GB (16GB) DDR4 2133MHz
– £130 or separated for each stick – £65

Crucial Premium – 1 x 4GB (4GB) DDR4 2133MHz – £30

Crucial Premium – 1 x 8GB (8GB) DDR4 2133MHz – £70

Kingston HyperX Fury – 2 x 4GB (8GB) DDR4 2666MHz – £75

CPU’S

Intel Core I5-7400 Kaby Lake – 3Ghz, 3.5Ghz Turbo – £130

Intel Core I5-7400 Kaby Lake – 3Ghz, 3.5Ghz Turbo – £130

Intel Core I5-7400 Kaby Lake – 3Ghz, 3.5Ghz Turbo – £130

Intel Core I5-6500 Sky Lake – 3.2Ghz, 3.6Ghz Turbo – £130

Intel Core I5-6500 Sky Lake – 3.2Ghz, 3.6Ghz Turbo – £130

Price and currency: Please see each item
Delivery: Delivery cost is included within my country
Payment method: Paypal
Location: UXBRIDGE
Advertised elsewhere?: Not advertised elsewhere
Prefer goods collected?: I have no preference

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For Sale – Gaming PC – i7 6700K, Radeon R9 Fury X, 16GB RAM, Z170 Mobo

Gaming PC / i7 6700K/ Radeon R9 Fury X / 16GB RAM / Z170 Mobo

Up for sale is my gaming PC, which was built in 2016 and has only seen very light usage since then. Full spec is as follows:

  • Processor: Intel Core i7 6700k
  • Motherboard: MSI Z170a XPower Gaming Titanium Edition
  • Graphics Card: Gigabyte Radeon R9 Fury X 4GB
  • Memory: Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4-2400 16GB (2x8GB)
  • Power Supply: Corsair RM650x 650W (NOTE: my old power supply is shown in the photos)
  • Case: Corsair 760T Black V2 (Full ATX Tower)
  • Cooler: EVGA ACX CPU Cooler

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The processor, RAM and graphics card are all running at stock speeds, as they have been since day one, but are capable of being overclocked.

The processor is a 6th Gen i7 ‘K’ model i.e. factory unlocked and fully overclockable. Stock clock speed is 4.0GHz with a turbo mode of 4.2Ghz.

The motherboard is an MSI Z170 chipset board designed for heavy overclocking and features an ‘OC Dashboard’ (basically an extra board with physical buttons for overclocking on-the-fly), and ‘Direct OC’ software for easy overclocking.

The graphics card is a Gigabyte Radeon R9 Fury X, which has a factory-fitted all-in-one (AIO) liquid cooler. This card came highly recommended, namely thanks to its strong performance in a very small form-factor (and v. quiet too). Performance-wise, it compares to a GTX 1070 and is more than happy running games in 4k resolution.

The PC is supplied without a hard drive or operating system, ready for the buyer to install their own. However, I can install a brand new 120GB SSD for an extra £50 if required.

Collection is highly preferred, but I may be able to deliver to you depending upon your geographic location.

Any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact me.

Price and currency: £925
Delivery: Delivery cost is not included
Payment method: Bank Transfer or Cash on Collection
Location: Derbyshire (DE56 or DE1)
Advertised elsewhere?: Advertised elsewhere
Prefer goods collected?: I prefer the goods to be collected

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For Sale – I5 Quad (Skylake & Kabylake CPU’s) & Crucial & Corsair Ram (DDR4) & Motherboards (Socket 1151)

I have many items – New and some which have only been used briefly like ex-display models.

I cannot offer Warranty on these items, however I’m not sure if you can claim directly with the manufactures themselves. However i can guarantee these are all fully working and if you are interested in one of the items then if you wish I can benchmark the cpu or Ram for you and send proof to you. I can also send unlimited pics of these items if you require them.

Also I will promise to refund any item if it fails within 60 days since purchase. However these parts I got, all came from a reliable supplier, so I’m quite sure these products will give you many years of use.

Postage is included with cost of item.

Paypal required for payment.

I will be open to offers but only within reason such as within 5-10% of purchase price and only after if there are products left for sale after a week of the start of the advertisement.

Please be patient with me with reply’s and how quick I can send the item as I cannot get to the postoffice easily such as everyday. Orders will go out on Friday’s & Wednesdays. Thank you

Items:

Corsair Vengeance LPX – 4 x 16GB (64GB) DDR4 2666MHz – This is brand new and the box has never been opened (fully Sealed). Selling for £480 or separated for each stick – £120

Corsair Vengeance LPX – 4 x 4GB (16GB) DDR4 2800MHz – £140 or separated for each stick – £35

Corsair Vengeance LPX – 2 x 4GB (8GB) DDR4 2133MHz – £80 or separated for each stick – £40

Crucial Premium – 4 x 8GB (32GB) DDR4 2133MHz – £220 or separated for each stick – £55

Crucial Premium – 2 x 8GB (16GB) DDR4 2133MHz – £130 or separated for each stick – £65

Crucial Premium – 1 x 4GB (4GB) DDR4 2133MHz – £30

Crucial Premium – 1 x 8GB (8GB) DDR4 2133MHz – £70

Kingston HyperX Fury – 2 x 4GB (8GB) DDR4 2666MHz – £75

Intel Core I5-7400 Kaby Lake – 3Ghz, 3.5Ghz Turbo – £130

Intel Core I5-7400 Kaby Lake – 3Ghz, 3.5Ghz Turbo – £130

Intel Core I5-7400 Kaby Lake – 3Ghz, 3.5Ghz Turbo – £130

Intel Core I5-6500 Sky Lake – 3.2Ghz, 3.6Ghz Turbo – £130

Intel Core I5-6500 Sky Lake – 3.2Ghz, 3.6Ghz Turbo – £130

Price and currency: Please see each item
Delivery: Delivery cost is included within my country
Payment method: Paypal
Location: UXBRIDGE
Advertised elsewhere?: Not advertised elsewhere
Prefer goods collected?: I have no preference

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Microsoft’s Seeing AI app now available in Australia, Ireland and UK

Microsoft’s Seeing AI app, which helps people who are blind and partially sighted by narrating the world around them, is now available for free download to people in Australia, Ireland and the UK via the Apple iOS store.

Seeing AI is designed to help people who are blind or have visual impairments use artificial intelligence to recognize objects, people and text via a phone or tablet’s camera and describes them.

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The app is now available for iOS devices in the Australia, Ireland and the UK, after being released in the United States, Canada, India, Hong Kong, New Zealand and Singapore earlier this year.

You can read more about Seeing AI via Microsoft News Centre Australia or Microsoft News Centre UK.

For Sale – Gaming PC – i7 6700K, Radeon R9 Fury X, 16GB RAM, Z170 Mobo

Gaming PC / i7 6700K/ Radeon R9 Fury X / 16GB RAM / Z170 Mobo

Up for sale is my gaming PC, which was built in 2016 and has only seen very light usage since then. Full spec is as follows:

  • Processor: Intel Core i7 6700k
  • Motherboard: MSI Z170a XPower Gaming Titanium Edition
  • Graphics Card: Gigabyte Radeon R9 Fury X 4GB
  • Memory: Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4-2400 16GB (2x8GB)
  • Power Supply: Corsair RM650x 650W (NOTE: my old power supply is shown in the photos)
  • Case: Corsair 760T Black V2 (Full ATX Tower)
  • Cooler: EVGA ACX CPU Cooler

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20171111_193917.jpg

20171111_120344.jpg

20171111_120335.jpg

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20171111_194514.jpg

20171111_113800.jpg

20171111_113729.jpg

20171111_113826.jpg

The processor, RAM and graphics card are all running at stock speeds, as they have been since day one, but are capable of being overclocked.

The processor is a 6th Gen i7 ‘K’ model i.e. factory unlocked and fully overclockable. Stock clock speed is 4.0GHz with a turbo mode of 4.2Ghz.

The motherboard is an MSI Z170 chipset board designed for heavy overclocking and features an ‘OC Dashboard’ (basically an extra board with physical buttons for overclocking on-the-fly), and ‘Direct OC’ software for easy overclocking.

The graphics card is a Gigabyte Radeon R9 Fury X, which has a factory-fitted all-in-one (AIO) liquid cooler. This card came highly recommended, namely thanks to its strong performance in a very small form-factor (and v. quiet too). Performance-wise, it compares to a GTX 1070 and is more than happy running games in 4k resolution.

The PC is supplied without a hard drive or operating system, ready for the buyer to install their own. However, I can install a brand new 120GB SSD for an extra £50 if required.

Collection is highly preferred, but I may be able to deliver to you depending upon your geographic location.

Any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact me.

Price and currency: £975
Delivery: Delivery cost is not included
Payment method: Bank Transfer or Cash on Collection
Location: Derbyshire (DE56 or DE1)
Advertised elsewhere?: Advertised elsewhere
Prefer goods collected?: I prefer the goods to be collected

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Wanted – AM1 ITX Motherboard

I’ve annoyingly just been scammed from a computer shop which has decide to take my money but not send me my item. pcnation.co.uk…

Anyway, now that I’m out of pocket (for now) and now DESPERATE for an ITX AM1 motherboard that is needed for my sons first ever pc build.

He’s 7 and he wants to build a small pc so I can set it up for him to use scratch and a minecraft server.

We have everything else so just need an ITX motherboard.

If anyone has anything, please get in touch.

Location: Newcastle

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For Sale – I5 Quad (Skylake & Kabylake CPU’s) & Crucial & Corsair Ram (DDR4) & Motherboards (Socket 1151)

I have many items – New and some which have only been used briefly like ex-display models.

I cannot offer Warranty on these items, however I’m not sure if you can claim directly with the manufactures themselves. However i can guarantee these are all fully working and if you are interested in one of the items then if you wish I can benchmark the cpu or Ram for you and send proof to you. I can also send unlimited pics of these items if you require them.

Also I will promise to refund any item if it fails within 60 days since purchase. However these parts I got, all came from a reliable supplier, so I’m quite sure these products will give you many years of use.

Postage is included with cost of item.

Paypal required for payment.

I will be open to offers but only within reason such as within 5-10% of purchase price and only after if there are products left for sale after a week of the start of the advertisement.

Please be patient with me with reply’s and how quick I can send the item as I cannot get to the postoffice easily such as everyday. Orders will go out on Friday’s & Wednesdays. Thank you

Items:

Corsair Vengeance LPX – 4 x 16GB (64GB) DDR4 2666MHz – This is brand new and the box has never been opened (fully Sealed). Selling for £480 or separated for each stick – £120

Corsair Vengeance LPX – 4 x 4GB (16GB) DDR4 2800MHz – £140 or separated for each stick – £35

Corsair Vengeance LPX – 2 x 4GB (8GB) DDR4 2133MHz – £80 or separated for each stick – £40

Crucial Premium – 4 x 8GB (32GB) DDR4 2133MHz – £220 or separated for each stick – £55

Crucial Premium – 2 x 8GB (16GB) DDR4 2133MHz – £130 or separated for each stick – £65

Crucial Premium – 1 x 4GB (4GB) DDR4 2133MHz – £30

Crucial Premium – 1 x 8GB (8GB) DDR4 2133MHz – £70

Kingston HyperX Fury – 2 x 4GB (8GB) DDR4 2666MHz – £75

Intel Core I5-7400 Kaby Lake – 3Ghz, 3.5Ghz Turbo – £130

Intel Core I5-7400 Kaby Lake – 3Ghz, 3.5Ghz Turbo – £130

Intel Core I5-7400 Kaby Lake – 3Ghz, 3.5Ghz Turbo – £130

Intel Core I5-6500 Sky Lake – 3.2Ghz, 3.6Ghz Turbo – £130

Intel Core I5-6500 Sky Lake – 3.2Ghz, 3.6Ghz Turbo – £130

Price and currency: Please see each item
Delivery: Delivery cost is included within my country
Payment method: Paypal
Location: UXBRIDGE
Advertised elsewhere?: Not advertised elsewhere
Prefer goods collected?: I have no preference

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For Sale – Laptops

I’m going through all of the laptops which I have sitting in storage at home. This is the list so far but some other models will be added soon.

They will all come with a freshly installed copy of Windows 10 Home 1709, some will be licensed and I’ll note that next to them.

I’m giving them a once over as well to check for issues, any I find I’ll list. They are used laptops however so will have the odd mark.

All will come with their power bricks.

Price do not include P+P!

Lenovo G505s (model 20255) – £150
AMD A10-5750M
8GB RAM
Radeon HD 8650G
120GB SSD
Windows 10 Home (licensed)

All seems fine, no keyboard or track pad issues and screen is good.

Toshiba Satellite S50D-A-10G – £130
AMD A10-5747M 2.10Ghz
8GB RAM
Radeon HD 8500M and Radeon HD866120G
1TB Hard disk
Windows 10 Home (licensed)

The following keys do not work or you have to really hit the key hard to make it register – G, 5, B, T. Replacement keyboards are around £20 on eBay. The track pad is also not great, but I dont think its faulty, rather just generally bad.

Dell Vostro 1710 – £50
Intel Core 2 Duo T8100
4GB RAM
Nvidia GeForce 8600M GS
256GB Hard disk
Windows 10 Home (no license)

All seems fine, no keyboard or track pad issues and screen is good.