SAN DIEGO I-Bus Inc. has introduced a RAID enclosure, the Model RR4, which rack-mounts eight disk drives in a 4U-height form factor. Shock-mounting is provided for the drives and the enclosure also includes a 400-W ac power supply, four front-removable 49.4-CFM fans, front-removable filters and locking drive doors. Options include up to four power supplies and brackets for horizontal drive mounting. Pricing starts at $660.
David Patterson, known for his pioneering research that led to RAID, clusters and more, is part of a team at UC Berkeley that recently made its RISC-V processor architecture an open source hardware offering. We talk with Patterson and one of his colleagues behind the effort about the opportunities they see, what new kinds of designs they hope to enable and what it means for today’s commercial processor giants such as Intel, ARM and Imagination Technologies.