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TB-FTE Ratios Explained, or, why storage management isn’t like Starbucks (Part 2)

In Part 1 of this post I dismissed the TB:FTE metric based on the fact that it does not measure what you think it is measuring.  That, coupled with an analysis of some reasons for asking the question “what’s the … Continue reading

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TB-FTE Ratios Explained, or, why storage management isn’t like Starbucks (Part 1)

I have been putting off this article for years, even though it is the most frequently asked question I receive.  I’ve hit a breaking point, though, and plan on answering this question in two parts.  This is part one.  Usually … Continue reading

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Inexact Processing? This channels my inner nerd.

Tip of the hat to Fark for this gem. Some processing tasks just don’t require absolute precision or accuracy in calculation, namely, human interface tasks. Enter “Inexact Processing”. Through some interesting cuts to the processor, fiddling with power and managing … Continue reading

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