Schooner: Flash-Driven Performance Gains

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Schooner Information Technology is a Sunnyvale, Calif. company that focuses on boosting the performance and efficiency of applications using MySQL and/or memcached caching. Schooner combines Flash memory, multi-core processors and architecture refinements to deliver improvements in performance and efficiency. Schooner’s solution is delivered via a server appliance, with separate appliances for MySQL and memcached. At the recent O’Reilly Velocity 2010 conference, we spoke with Schooner founder and CTO Dr. John Busch, who discussed the company’s history and the problems its technology seeks to address. This video runs about 8 minutes.

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Rich Miller is the founder and editor-in-chief of Data Center Knowledge, and has been reporting on the data center sector since 2000. He has tracked the growing impact of high-density computing on the power and cooling of data centers, and the resulting push for improved energy efficiency in these facilities.

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