Monthly Archives: January 2016

I/O Reduction Software as a Performance Enhancing Tool

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Condusiv Technologies Corporation
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A computer programmer for more than four decades, Craig Jensen (http://www.craigjensen.com) leads Condusiv Technologies Corporation (formerly Diskeeper Corporation) as founder and chairman. Craig Jensen’s company is a global market leader in software-only storage performance solutions that enhance data processing speed, as well as application performance. Condusiv’s V-locity I/O reduction software is a simple solution to I/O inefficiencies which works by optimizing performance at the level of Windows OS and the hypervisor; it is a less expensive and more efficient alternative to hardware solutions which often do not solve the underlying performance issues.

It is all too common for businesses to encounter an “I/O ceiling,” which occurs when the storage infrastructure is insufficient to handle the high-performance needs of applications. In the past, IT administrators would seek out hardware-based solutions that are both more expensive and less efficient than leading edge software approaches. Hardware upgrades can streamline the processing of inefficient I/O profiles, but do not solve the software issues that underlie a large number of performance bottlenecks. The power of I/O reduction software is that it employs dual engines: a DRAM read caching engine, and an engine that sequentializes writes and boosts I/O density. This multifaceted approach is effective in breaking through I/O bottlenecks without disrupting system performance.

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Computer History Museum Launches Yearlong Ada Lovelace Exhibit

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Computer History Museum
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An accomplished computer programmer and entrepreneur, Craig Jensen founded Condusiv Technologies Corporation (formerly Diskeeper Corporation) in 1981 and now serves as the company’s chairman. Outside of his activities at Condusiv Technologies, Craig Jensen supports the Computer History Museum, a Mountain View, California, institution that celebrates and preserves the computer’s history through programs and exhibits.

The Computer History Museum recently opened an exhibit entitled Thinking Big: Ada, Countess of Lovelace, which celebrates the bicentennial birthday of Ada Lovelace, a British mathematician considered one of history’s first computer programmers. Launched as part of the museum’s yearlong celebration of Lovelace, the exhibit features high-quality facsimiles of the mathematician’s papers, including journals, mathematical notes, and letters to other prominent thinkers of her era.

Visitors of the exhibit will have the unique opportunity to view the materials outside of Oxford’s Bodleian Libraries, which has never before released them publicly. The Computer History Museum will maintain the Ada Lovelace exhibit through December 11, 2016. For more information visit www.computerhistory.org.