Jim Salter is an author, public speaker, small business owner and mercenary sysadmin, he is the author of the Sanoidhyperconverged infra-structure project and contributed to websites such as Ars Technica on everything from Wi-Fi to NAS distributions to next-gen filesystems, he also co-hosts the TechSNAP Podcast.
It's a storage showdown as Jim and Wes bust some performance myths about RAID and ZFS. Plus our favorite features from Fedora 32, and why Wes loves DNF.Links:What's new in Fedora 32 Workstation Fedora 32 ChangeSet Linux distro review: Fedora Workstation 32 TechSNAP 428: RAID Reality Check ZFS versus RAID: Eight Ironwolf disks, two filesystems, one winner Understanding RAID: How performance scales from one disk to eight Find Jim on 2.5 AdminsFind Wes on LINUX UnpluggedTechSNAP 1: First episode of TechSNAP (in 2011!) TechSNAP 300: End of the Allan and Chris era (2017) TechSNAP 301: Enter Dan and Wes TechSNAP 347: A Farewell to Dan TechSNAP 348: Chris is back! TechSNAP 389: Jim's first time as a guest TechSNAP 390: Jim's second guest appearance TechSNAP 393: Chris says goodbye TechSNAP 395: Jim joins the show
Jim and Wes take the latest release of the Caddy web server for a spin, investigate Intel's Comet Lake desktop CPUs, and explore the fight over 5G between the US Military and the FCC.Links:Caddy offers TLS, HTTPS, and more in one dependency-free Go Web server Caddy 2 Caddy v2 Improvements [slightly out of date]Proposal: Permanently change all proprietary licensing to open source · Issue #2786 · caddyserver/caddy Revert "Implement Caddy-Sponsors HTTP response header" by lol768 · Pull Request #1866 · caddyserver/caddy Intel’s 10th generation desktop CPUs have arrived—still on 14nm Intel Comet Lake 10th Gen CPU release date, specs, price, and performance 10th Gen Intel® Core™ Desktop Processors US military is furious at FCC over 5G plan that could interfere with GPS The Pentagon's fight to kill Ligado's 5G network FCC Approves Ligado L-Band Application to Facilitate 5G & IoT
We dive deep into the world of RAID, and discuss how to choose the right topology to optimize performance and resilience. Plus Cloudflare steps up its campaign to secure BGP, and why you might want to trade in cron for systemd timers.Links:AMD Claims World’s Fastest Per-Core Performance with New EPYC Rome 7Fx2 CPUs AMD EPYC 7F52 Linux Performance - AMD 7FX2 CPUs Further Increasing The Fight Against Intel Xeon Review Understanding RAID: How performance scales from one disk to eight New Cloudflare tool can tell you if your ISP has deployed BGP fixes Is BGP safe yet? RPKI - The required cryptographic upgrade to BGP routing Why I Prefer systemd Timers Over Cron – Thomas Stringer systemd/Timers - ArchWiki systemd.time (Time format docs) systemd.timer (Unit docs)
Jim finally gets his hands on an AMD Ryzen 9 laptop, some great news about Wi-Fi 6e, and our take on FreeBSD on the desktop. Plus Intel's surprisingly overclockable laptop CPU, why you shouldn't freak out about 5G, and the incredible creativity of the Demoscene.Links:Asus ROG Zephyrus G14—Ryzen 7nm mobile is here, and it’s awesomeLinux on Laptops: ASUS Zephyrus G14 with Ryzen 9 4900HSIntel’s 10th-generation H-series laptop CPUs break 5GHz | Ars TechnicaWi-Fi 6E becomes official—the FCC will vote on rules this monthCelebs share rumors linking 5G to coronavirus, nutjobs burn cell towersNot-actually Linux distro review: FreeBSD 12.1-RELEASENot actually Linux distro review deux: GhostBSDMOD (file format) - WikipediaAT&T.MOD (YouTube)DJ Moses Rising—Ice Cream Trance (YouTube)Farbrausch—The Product (64K Intro, 2000)Farbrausch—Poem to a Horse (64K Intro, 2002)Finland accepts the Demoscene on its national UNESCO list of intangible cultural heritage of humanity
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