InSpeed Embedded Storage Switches have now become the industry standard for connecting disk drives in the back-end
of storage systems.
This article examines the concept of "fairness" and how to ensure fair device access in the back-end
of storage systems.
Portals are a "hub," joining structured and unstructured information, applications, and business services from various back-end
sources into a personalized context that supports various user activities.
Further, since most programs reside on back-end
servers, end-users access to the latest application versions is virtually instantaneous.
NASDAQ:RTEC), a worldwide leader in high-performance process control metrology, defect inspection and data analysis for the semiconductor manufacturing industry, today announced the sale of both front- and back-end
inspection systems to austriamicrosystems (SWX:AMS), a leading global designer and manufacturer of high performance analog integrated circuits (ICs) for communication, industrial, medical and automotive applications.
The switched storage architecture back-end
makes perfect sense; but much beyond that, I think it is a "time will tell" kind of thing.
This Frost & Sullivan research service entitled SMT Opportunities in Back-end
Semiconductor Markets provides in-depth information on the placement, inspection, soldering and dispensing equipment opportunities with complete analysis of key market opportunities, challenges and restraints along with analysis of back-end
packaging, bumping and die attach trends.
Well, what we found was under intense transaction and data stringing workloads, the actual sporadic right burst required to flush the cache memory of the controllers were actually being smoothed out by the back-end
switched architectures to increase the overall I/Os per second performance.
Until recently, including a back-end
switch as an essential component of a storage server has not been practical because the power, cooling, packaging, and cost of a back-end
switch has made it unreasonable.
More importantly, it provides real-time, two-way data access to SAP and other back-end
systems, which means you can automate business processes across applications without batch processing or an API interface.
Law enforcement, for taking photos of crime scenes, perpetrators, and body marks such as scars and tattoos for use as evidence or off-line analysis; identifying suspects via real-time facial recognition by comparing the live image to an image stored on the DSVII or a back-end
Automated Fingerprint Identification Systems (AFIS) database accessed wirelessly; and more.
Antares conTech, the world's largest supplier of high-end sockets and connectors today announced that it has completed its merger with UMD Advanced Test Technologies, the first back-end
IC test consumables manufacturer to offer a single point of contact for burn-in sockets, ATE consumables and thermal management.