Category Archives: IO

Minimal Metrics has signed a contract with Affinity Systems to assist in the optimization and tuning of a streaming data analytics application for the IESO, the Canadian Independent Electricity System Operator. As stated on their website: The Independent Electricity System Operator (IESO) balances the supply of and demand for electricity in Ontario and then directs its flow across the province’s transmission lines. The IESO works at the heart of Ontario’s power system, connecting all participants − generators that produce electricity, transmitters that send it across the province, retailers that buy and sell it, industries and businesses that use it in large quantities, and local distribution companies that deliver it to people’s homes. Minimal Metrics will assess and optimize the performance of a advanced streaming-data appliance responsible for the processing of millions of smart-meter readings taken constantly across the entire power grid. This appliance, built by Affinity Systems of Ontario, consists of a small…

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When GeoSpace Technologies, a global leader in seismic data acquisition systems, wanted to scale up their performance and their capacity, they called Minimal Metrics. Aside from high-frequency trading, no-where is the performance a bigger differentiator than in seismic data processing. While the hardware and algorithms are highly guarded trade secrets, the process is relatively simple to explain. It consists of collecting seismic data from a large number of sensors, removing the impulse (transmitted) signal, correlating that data along temporal and spatial boundaries and then combining that data into a picture of what lies beneath. This picture actually consists of millions of data points and is often used as input into additional processing designed to identify features of interest – like natural gas deposits. Rapid turnaround time to this process is absolutely key due to the capital expenditures required to keep exploration and drilling equipment and personnel in the field. This pipeline is extremely data…

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Minimal Metrics has formed a strategic partnership with Scalable Informatics, makers of some of the fastest high performance storage subsystems on the planet. While having extensive experience in application optimization and high performance computing system design, Minimal Metrics was lacking the deep experience necessary to solve some of our customers’ unique storage challenges. Enter Joe Landman, CEO and Chief Architect of Scalable Informatics. Joe has over 20 years in the design and optimization of high end storage systems – and that experiences shows brilliantly through Scalable Informatics’ product line. With significant customers in the financial sector, health care, simulation science and high performance computing, Joe and Scalable Informatics have the kind of expertise and reputation our customers have grown to expect. Through this partnership with Joe and his team, Minimal Metrics extends their stellar capabilities into the realm of high performance storage and the robust processing of “Big Data“.

PAPI V (5.0.0) is now available! Philip Mucci, one of the founders of Minimal Metrics, is the founding author of the award-winning PAPI project, now in it’s 16th year!. Tushar Mohan, co-founder of Minimal Metrics, recently partnered with the the PAPI Team to develop the Appio component in PAPI V, which is used to measure I/O and network performance of an application.