Filesystems (ext3, reiser, xfs, jfs) comparison on Debian

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There are a lot of Linux filesystems comparisons available but most of them are anecdotal, based on artificial tasks or completed under older kernels. This benchmark essay is based on 11 real-world tasks appropriate for a file server with older generation hardware
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Germany’s Largest Private Broadcaster Selects SGI InfiniteStorage Technology for Digital Archive

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To provide broadcast-ready central production storage that easily integrates with an existing media management system, ProSiebenSat.1 Produktion, the technical service division of Germany’s largest private broadcaster, the ProSiebenSat.1 Media AG, selected SGI(R) InfiniteStorage and server hardware and SGI-developed software from Silicon Graphics (OTC: SGID).
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SGI InfiniteStorage 6700 Delivers Multi-Gigabyte Real-Time Video Data Streams

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Silicon Graphics (OTC Bulletin Board: SGID) today introduced the SGI(R) InfiniteStorage 6700 system explicitly designed to deliver industry-leading throughput of streaming data in real time-up to 3 gigabytes per second (GBps) sustained, for read or write. Targeted at industries such as broadcast, 4K digital intermediate (DI), science and government industries, the SGI InfiniteStorage 6700 system’s real- time isochronous architecture features 4Gbit Fibre Channel connectivity. The SGI InfiniteStorage 6700 is a new, next-level, high-performance version of the rich-media SGI InfiniteStorage RM660 introduced for broadcast and production in late 2004.
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Silicon Graphics Solves Hollywood’s Toughest Media Management Challenges

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As demand grows for higher resolution digital content from high-definition to 2K and 4K, and for more versions of that content for film, television, Internet and mobile delivery, entertainment production facilities have been turning to Silicon Graphics (OTC Bulletin Board: SGID – News) to help solve their big data content management challenges. SGI has leveraged its high-performance computing and storage expertise that helps government and defense agencies, research universities and Fortune 1000 companies worldwide, to assist Media companies manage the massive amounts of content data impacting their ability to be more productive and profitable.
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Silicon Graphics Agrees to Spin Off European Broadcast Operations to SGI Japan

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As a continuation of its strategic agreement with SGI Japan, Silicon Graphics (OTC: SGID) announced today that it has reached a preliminary agreement to spin off Silicon Graphics Broadcast Europe which has served as a dedicated broadcast business unit in EMEA since 2004. The European broadcast group will become an independent SGI reseller through a 100-percent investment by SGI Japan Ltd.
In November 2001, SGI entered into a long-term exclusive distribution agreement with SGI Japan to supply SGI equipment, services and solutions in Japan. SGI Japan is jointly owned by SGI, NEC and NEC Soft. Under the agreement, Silicon Graphics Broadcast Europe will be named Silex Media and continue to provide SGI-based solutions to broadcast customers throughout Europe. Silex Media will become an asset of SGI Japan.
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