3D XPoint: Intel and Micron disrupt the memory industry

Introducing 3D XPoint

The first new class of memory in 25 years

1989 was a good year. Gas was less than a dollar per gallon; Intel unveiled the 486 series CPU; the Berlin Wall came down; and Nintendo released the first Game Boy. There was also a milestone you may not remember: 1989 was the the last time the semiconductor industry introduced a major new memory architecture. For the past 25 years, NAND flash memory has served us well. Though you are not likely to still be playing your original Game Boy, you are definitely still using NAND. This decades-old non-volatile rewritable memory architecture is a primary building block for devices such as USB flash drives, SSDs, and your cell phone. This is pretty impressive for technology that was introduced in the same year that Ronald Reagan moved out of the white house!

A whole new memory architecture

Given that so much time has passed, you’d imagine not only that it’s time for a newer architecture, but also that it had better be impressive. Never ones to back down from a challenge, Intel and Micron have been hard at work on a brand new class of memory which they are calling 3D XPoint™.

On paper, 3D XPoint (pronounced “cross point”) does not disappoint, with performance landing somewhere between system DRAM and Solid State Drives. Intel and Micron report a 1,000x improvement over NAND in both speed and endurance, plus a 10x improvement in density over conventional memory. Although it’s not as fast as volatile system RAM, 3D XPoint is much denser, plus your data does not go away when the power is turned off.

Intel 3D XPoint Technology

The incredible performance increase over NAND-based SSDs is facilitated by a three-dimensional architecture, where memory cells sit at the intersection of word lines and bit lines (the crosspoint, if you will). This unique structure allows each cell to be individually addressable. As a result, data can be read and written in much smaller chunks than the 16K blocks of a typical NAND architecture. Though Intel and Micron have yet to release specific figures, the efficiency of this new architecture should bring about significant power savings, as well.

A third layer of system memory

The traditional computing paradigm has generally consisted of two memory components: fast/temporary system RAM and slow/permanent data storage. 3D XPoint asserts itself as a third memory component, positioned neatly between system RAM and bulk data storage.

3d-xpoint-low-latencyAt the recent event where Intel and Micron unveiled 3D XPoint, they shared little detail about how the technology will find its way into the products the industry will bring to market next year. Industry pundits have expressed a range of hypotheses on this. They tell us to expect various form factors, such as NVDIMMs that will plug straight into the motherboard, NVMe-style devices that run on the PCI bus, and possibly even self-contained drives that would run alongside existing SSDs.

Use cases

The most obvious use case calls for 3D XPoint to be employed as an additional layer of cache, speeding up applications and databases. However, the non-volatile nature of 3D XPoint provides an enormous advantage, since the data it contains does not need to be replicated at lower layers, such as hard drives or SSDs. This could enhance the performance of databases, as active data can be stored in the middle layer, while less frequently accessed data is written to the slower bottom layer (SSD or HDD). This could be a boon to research facilities, as extremely large data sets could be analyzed in real time. On the consumer side, one eventual use case could eventually have 3D XPoint employed in gaming consoles. Game levels and data could be stored in such a way that the end user never perceives any loading times. Another use case has 3D XPoint replacing NAND in portable and embedded devices, leveraging the incredible density and endurance of the new architecture.

Since this is an entirely new classification of memory technology, there are sure to be future applications of 3D XPoint that we cannot yet imagine. Meanwhile, starting next year, your next Pogo system will have some exciting new configuration possibilities. Stay tuned to www.pogolinux.com for details.

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Ultimate Computing Power in a Nearly Silent Workstation

Maximum available computing power peacefully residing under your desk

Big computing doesn’t always happen at the data center. Sometimes you need maximum computing power right there at your desk. Unfortunately, being in same room as a maximum-performance pc can be like sharing a room with a jet engine.

Why are systems so loud?

As you probably know, computing power creates heat. Lots of heat. With modern PC components becoming smaller yet more powerful, they require a considerable amount of power to run. This power creates heat, especially under load. When sitting idly at the desktop, most modern PCs are not terribly loud. However, as soon as you start an application that requires a lot of system resources, the internal components heat up quickly. In a typical PC, this heat is mitigated by a bevy of heatsinks and fans mounted on the CPU and in the computer chassis. As load increases and the CPU starts to heat up, the system increases the speed of the fans to compensate. This works well in a server room or data center environment, where noise is not a problem and there are HVAC systems in place to pull the heated air out of the building. However, this type of system tends to be unbearable in an environment where humans need to get work done.

2 Intel Xeon + CUBE = sleep like a babyWater Cooling to the Rescue

At the behest of several clients, our engineering team here at Pogo has tackled these issues head-on. Enter the T12 Quiet Compute CUBE. This workstation delivers dual Intel® Xeon performance in a headache-free, no-sweat package that you’ll be happy to share an office with.

The CUBE’s secret weapon is the special closed loop water cooling system. No longer the exclusive domain of hardcore PC enthusiasts willing to take on a science project, water cooling has come of age. The cooling system used in The CUBE is factory sealed and requires zero maintenance. Utilizing a specially formulated coolant, the system conducts heat away from the CPU much more efficiently than plain water. As a result, the system can run extremely processor intensive applications, with barely any perceptible increase in noise.

Pogo Linux Tempest T12 CUBEAs you might imagine, this system is very popular with universities and government laboratories. We have many happy users at the University of Washington that place a lot of value on the ability to run extremely complex scientific modeling simulations right there at their desk, while being able to concentrate on other work, or having on a quiet conversation!

  • Processing and I/O performance with no compromises 
    • Dual Intel Xeon E5-2600v3 Processors / up to 1TB of DDR4 Memory
    • Huge selection of video cards and expansion cards
    • Up to eight SSD (or HDD) in optional RAID
  • Nearly silent operation
    • 100% Reliable / 0% maintenance closed-loop water cooling system
    • Quiet case fans
    • Low-noise 1300w power supply
    • Ultra efficient case

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The Current State of Solid State

Pogo SSD Update

An update on the state of the SSD

Last summer, we brought you “A Brief History of Solid State Drives,” which outlined the evolution of the SSD through the ages.

Now that it’s a year later, we thought it fitting to revisit changes over the last year and give an updated look at the future of SSDs.

Long Term Studies

Until recently, there have been few long term studies focused on SSD behavior and characteristics. However, in this recently published study, Carnegie Mellon University and Facebook take the first large scale and long term look at answering many lingering questions about SSD performance and behavior in the data center.

Here are a few key insights from their report:

1. The failure profile of SSDs differ from HDDs. While HDDs are regarded to have a ‘bathtub graph’ of reliability where drive failures occur either immediately, or way down the road at the predicted end of their lifespan. However, the reliability graph for SSDs looks different, due to an early period of URE’s (Unrecoverable Read Errors) as faulty cells are detected and flagged. The self-monitoring serves to increase the overall reliability for the life of an SSD.

2. SSDs require a surprising amount of power to run. As power consumption increased, they found a correlation of increased failure rates.

3. Data stored sparsely across the physical drive can lead to higher failure rates.

4. Data writes cause significantly more wear on flash cells than reads. As a result, for write-intensive applications such as logging, HDDs may still be a better choice.

5. Higher operating temps were correlated with increased failures – more so than with HDDs. These failures can be mitigated by throttling, though early SSDs did not include this functionality.

SSD Flash Chips and BoardSome of this information, such as drive wear from writes vs reads, have been know to us for some time. However, other information about temperature based failures and power consumption are very interesting insights.

Pogo’s three main takeaways:

1. SSD performance is still the number one selling point. Density, environmental conditions, and power consumption are secondary.

2. The number of writes per day matters. Matching an SSD wear level to a specific use case is important.

3. HDDs are not going away. Even with 3D NAND, ultra high capacity HDDs are still going to be the choice for archival storage. This is made even more relevant by the fact that if SSDs are left powered off for even a few months, they can begin to lose their data integrity.

Market Changes

With respect to players in the market, not much has changed. The wave of consolidation is over and three or four dominant brands remain in the market. With a few years now to perfect the technology, reliability has increased and performance is more consistent. There are also SATA and SAS options for almost any capacity and wear level that is desired. This has given consumers a lot of choice and driven down costs significantly.

Speaking of cost, how much have prices come down? This graph shows the downward pricing trends of two SSDs we commonly use in our configurations.

SSD Pricing Trends

The Future

3D NAND 32 layer stackWhat does the future hold? The big news as we announced in our previous blog post, is the move to 3D NAND. This will provide a huge capacity increase over the existing technologies and should continue to reduce the overall price per GB. SSDs supporting 3D NAND should start shipping later Q4 to Q1 of next year. We are very excited about this development and can’t wait to see capacities in the 10’s of TB!

Last year around this time we also predicted the rise of the NVMe form factor to direct connect SSDs to the PCIe bus of a system. Turns out this form factor has taken much longer to catch on than we anticipated. We still believe that long term this will be the preferred method to attach SSDs to a system. It is very hard to continue to decrease latency in the I/O sub-system and this is the next logical step. However, there are still very few NVMe SSDs on the market, although most vendors say there will be many more options by the end of the year.

Conclusion

A lot has changed in the SSD market over the last year. Not only do we have a better idea about the long term behaviors of SSD drives, prices have dropped and capacities continue to rise. With the announcement of future drives supporting 3D NAND, HDDs will face even more competition. While we still see the need for large spinning disks for archival storage, SSDs are quickly becoming the default option for many applications. The coming year will continue to be an interesting time in the SSD market.


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Coming Soon to a Data Center Near You: 3D NAND

3D NAND Gum Stick

A 3.5 Terabyte Stick of Gum?!

Over the past few years, adherence to Moore’s Law has slowed throughout the tech industry. Nonetheless, Micron® and Intel® have teamed up to maintain the rapid pace of innovation in the solid state storage space. They have just introduced a revolutionary new high-density flash memory architecture called 3D NAND.

Traditional planar NAND architectures are reaching their practical limits for scale. As a result, it has become impractical and cost-prohibitive to increase the density or capacity of storage devices based on planar (2D) NAND technology. Engineers throughout the industry have been seeking a workable solution to this conundrum.

The Solution: 3D NAND Technology

3D NAND vs Planar NANDIntel and Micron tackled the scaling problems of traditional NAND head on by creating a whole new architecture. Where older NAND designs scaled outward on chips and dies of increasing size, 3D NAND scales upward. Like a Manhattan skyscraper, 3D NAND increases storage density and capacity by building upward instead of outward, smashing through existing barriers of scale. This draws us ever closer to parity with traditional spinning disk technologies in cost, capacity, and reliability. For example, a 2.5″ laptop-sized SSD can hold 10 TB, and the “gum stick” form factor can host 3.5 TB of storage. Obviously, 3D NAND will be extremely effective in mobile devices where solid-state storage is already the established standard. However, even more significantly, 3D NAND is poised to become a stalwart of the data center.

Here are Intel’s stated key features of 3D NAND:

Large Capacities –Three times the capacity of existing 3D technology—up to 48GB of NAND per die—enabling three-fourths of a terabyte to fit in a single fingertip-sized package.

Reduced Cost per GB – First-generation 3D NAND is architected to achieve better cost efficiencies than planar NAND.

Fast – High read/write bandwidth, I/O speeds and random read performance.

Green – New sleep modes enable low-power use by cutting power to inactive NAND die (even when other die in the same package are active), dropping power consumption significantly in standby mode.

Smart – Innovative new features improve latency and increase endurance over previous generations, and also make system integration easier.

Micron explains the benefits of 3D NAND

Why we’re excited

3D NAND 32 layer stackWe at Pogo are thrilled at the prospect of flash memory getting back on track with Moore’s Law. Gone are the days of solid-state storage being prohibitively expensive and unreliable, when compared to traditional spinning disks. We will soon be able to offer servers and storage solutions that are faster, cheaper, more efficient, and more reliable than anything we’ve seen in the past. The revolution begins in Q4. Stay tuned!

 

 


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Spring 2015 Event Recap


Springtime is always a busy time for technology conferences; this year more than ever. The team here at Pogo Linux is committed to supporting the open source community as well as taking every opportunity to interface with our peers in the IT space. Here’s a quick recap of our recent activities.

LinuxFest Northwest
The 2015 edition of LinuxFest Northwest proved to be the most successful to date, with an estimated attendance of almost 2,000 open source devotees. At the Pogo booth, we awarded several lucky winners some great prizes from Micron and Western Digital. We also presented a very well appointed workstation to the lucky grand prize winner of the LFNW drawing. In addition, Paul Bibaud, our VP of Sales & Product Development hosted a very well attended info session about Ceph, along with OSNEXUS founder Steve Umbehocker. The LFNW team is planning to post videos of most of the info sessions from the conference. Check back on their website for details.

LinuxFest Northwest 2015

Intel Solution Summit
Tux visits DallasIn early May, Pogo (and Tux the penguin) flew down to Dallas for The Intel Solution Summit, where Intel revealed juicy details about all the innovative new technologies they’ve been working on.

SQL Saturday
Meanwhile back home in Redmond, we exhibited at SQL Saturday and met a wide range of IT professionals looking to learn more about our array of storage solutions.

OpenStack Summit – Vancouver
Last week, we teamed up with Maxta at the OpenStack Summit to provide a sneak peek at the result of our partnership, an exciting hyper-converged storage solution. Watch this space for more details – the official launch is happening in the next couple weeks! Meanwhile, you can watch many of the conference’s info sessions online.

Vancouver OpenStack Summit 2015

If you’re one of the many kind folks we’ve met at a recent event, thanks for getting in touch. If not, then we look forward to meeting you at an upcoming event!

From a powerhouse desktop workstation to a multi-petabyte storage system, there’s a Pogo solution that’s perfect for your IT needs. To learn more, visit www.pogolinux.com or call (888) 828-POGO (7646) to speak with a knowledgeable sales advisor.
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Win Big with Pogo @ LinuxFest Northwest

Do you feel lucky?!
LinuxFest Northwest is only a few days away! This year’s show promises to be bigger than ever.
In that spirit, we at Pogo are going to outdo ourselves with several great prize donations. It’s a long
standing tradition that Pogo donates a workstation as the grand prize of the LinuxFest Northwest
raffle. However, this year we’re taking it up a notch with a luxuriously appointed Verona 931H, valued
at over $2,100. Be sure to stock up on raffle tickets! Click on the image below to see all the specs.

Win this Pogo Linux worstation

Also, in partnership with Micron, we are giving away several 1TB Solid State Drives. We’ll be having drawings at our booth (# T39). Stop by the booth to grab some cool swag and enter our drawings.

cephFinally, our very own VP of Sales & Product Development, Paul Bibaud will be presenting
a talk entitled, “An Intro to Ceph and Big Data.” He’ll show you how you can use Ceph to build a quick and reliable storage cluster with commodity hardware.
Join us on Saturday at 1:30, upstairs in room CC-208.

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If you can get to Bellingham this weekend, you owe it to yourself to join us at LinuxFest Northwest. It’s informative, fun, free, and you can win a bunch of great prizes!

LinuxFest Northwest 2015
Bellingham Technical College
3000 Lindbergh Ave., Bellingham, WA 98225
Sat. & Sun, April 25th & 26th: 9:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. (both days)
Register here for free: http://linuxfestnorthwest.org/2015

From a powerhouse desktop workstation to a multi-petabyte storage system, there’s a Pogo solution that’s perfect for your IT needs. To learn more, visit www.pogolinux.com or call (888) 828-POGO (7646) to speak with a knowledgeable sales advisor.
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April means LinuxFest Northwest

Win a Pogo Workstation at LinuxFest Northwest

Is it April already?!
Well, that means it’s time once again for the open source community to descend on Bellingham Technical College for LinuxFest Northwest. For the twelfth time, Pogo Linux is proud to sponsor one of the nation’s largest conferences dedicated to all things Linux and open source. Every year, this event is bigger and better than the year before. Last year saw over 1,500 LFNW 2014attendees come through the door, and even more are expected this year. Once again, admission is free. Be sure to register right away, if you haven’t already.

Though you may already be familiar with everything LinuxFest Northwest has to offer, here’s a quick run-down of what you can expect this year.

There are over seventy different sessions, presented by a who’s who of thought leaders in the technology space. Covering a wide range of topics, there’s truly something for everyone. You may have a hard time narrowing it down to the ones you can’t miss! Here are some that caught our eye:

•  OpenStack — Not just for Public Clouds – Jesse Keating from Blue Box
•  ACLU / EFF Panel Discussion – Seth Schoen from the EFF
•  2014 was the Year of the Linux Desktop. You missed it. – Bryan Lunduke & James Mason of SUSE
•  Crushing Data Silos with ownCloud – Frank Karlitschek from ownCloud
•  Webscale’s dead; long live PostgreSQL! – Joshua Drake from PgUS

After taking in some of those top-notch information Pogo cool swagsessions, be sure to explore the expo hall downstairs. Stop and say hi at the Pogo Linux booth, put your name in the big wine glass to win some cool prizes, and grab some fun swag!

There will be a terrific after-party on Saturday night, but make sure you get there on time. Last year, the party was so popular, they were turning people away! (If that happens, you can always rely on April Brews Day, which is just down the street.)

2014-raffle-winnerPogo Linux is proud to continue our tradition of donating a fully-loaded Linux Workstation to the LFNW raffle. Are you our next winner? There are a great many other prizes to be given away, as well. Be sure to buy plenty of raffle tickets!

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If you can get to Bellingham on the last weekend in April, you owe it to yourself to join us at LinuxFest Northwest. It’s informative, fun, free, and you can win an awesome fully decked out Pogo Linux workstation!

LinuxFest Northwest 2015
Bellingham Technical College
3000 Lindbergh Ave., Bellingham, WA 98225
Sat. & Sun, April 25th & 26th: 9:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. (both days)
Register here: http://linuxfestnorthwest.org/2015

From a powerhouse desktop workstation to a multi-petabyte storage system, there’s a Pogo solution that’s perfect for your IT needs. To learn more, visit www.pogolinux.com or call (888) 828-POGO (7646) to speak with a knowledgeable sales advisor.
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Inversoft Case Study

Inversoft: Consistent Performance - Not a Cloud in Sight

After doing their best to make it work, the developers at Inversoft (http://www.inversoft.com) had to accept one simple truth: The public cloud solution that hosted their development environment was impeding their ability to serve their customers.

About Inversoft

InversoftFor nearly a decade, companies ranging from startups to the Fortune 500 have turned to Inversoft for help managing their online communities. Inversoft’s CleanSpeak profanity filtering and moderation software makes it simple for companies to confidently provide online forums and chat functionality, without the administrative hassles.

The Challenge

Initially, Inversoft relied on a public cloud provider to host their development and test environment.  However, problematic lapses in services occurred far too frequently. Inversoft CEO Brian Pontarelli explains, “Cloud providers are aggressive about upgrading their hardware because they want to be competitive, but it’s problematic when they schedule downtime. They’d tell us they just bought a bunch of new servers and they want to move our instances around, so they’re going to have to take us down at a certain time. Cloud is DarkBut then they’d never really come back up right. Because of underlying structural changes, things didn’t always work perfectly. That was a major pain point.”

Another obstacle was a lack of performance. With customers sometimes sending thousands of messages per second, it is important that Inversoft runs demanding performance tests to ensure proper throughput with their software. Unfortunately, their cloud provider’s servers were not always up to the task.  “I couldn’t understand why our performance tests were failing so badly,” said Pontarelli. “So we ran some quick tests. I essentially ran a million operations on the public cloud instance, and then I ran the exact same operation locally. It was immediately obvious that we’d get much faster —  and most important to us — consistent performance by moving away from a public cloud.”

The Solution

To meet the growing needs of their business, Inversoft moved their deployment environment to a locally hosted Iris 1181 rack mount server from Pogo Linux and have been happy with the results ever since. Not only have they achieved greater performance consistency but their overall build and test times have gone down significantly. Iris 1181 1u rack mount server“As soon as we deployed our first Pogo server, we were able to get our build and release times down from over two hours to about twenty minutes!” In addition Inversoft was able to get consistent performance for their test suite, no longer having to restart tests caused by their previous cloud server having uneven performance.

The experience with their Pogo infrastructure and running their workload locally has influenced what Inversoft now recommends to their own customers. “We advise our clients not to start in a public cloud if they can avoid it. You really need to make a decision. Is performance, security and stability more important, or is it horizontally No more cloudscaling, spinning up instances in a minute, and having this dashboard for managing all your services? A lot of companies have to work their way through the process of figuring that out. Beyond certain limits, there’s nothing we can do to make the cloud services any faster.” In search of better performance and reliability for their customers, Inversoft plans on offering a complete hosted and managed solution, custom built for the demands and uptime requirements of their software.

The Future

Noting that businesses are often building their online communities on top of decade-old technology, Inversoft has responded by designing two new services from the ground up, incorporating modern APIs to make online communities both more flexible and easier to manage.  The new services, called Gather and Passport, provide a very Inversoft Gather and Inversoft Passportcustomizable and scalable forum platform, and also ease the complexities of user account management. Pontarelli explains, “We’re looking at helping brands build online communities. If you want to set up a chat system in one of your games, or you want to set up a forum where people can talk about your products, the software currently available is very old and outdated. We saw a clear opportunity to elevate the online community experience by developing a next-generation solution.” Judging by the success of their previous products, it is no surprise that they already have customers lining up for the new offerings.


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SCaLE 13x Recap and More

Cascadia IT Conference

Join us next week for the Cascadia IT Conference

Our busy trade show schedule continues with the Cascadia IT Conference, next Friday and Saturday, March 13 & 14 at the Hotel Deca, Seattle. Here’s the official synopsis of the show: “A gathering of professionals from the diverse IT community in the Pacific Northwest to learn, share ideas, and network. We go by many titles but everyone is invited: System administrators, network administrators, network engineers, Windows, Linux, Unix, DBAs, etc. The conference includes panels, presentations, invited speakers and keynotes, as well as training by top-notch experts.”

Along with reconnecting with our friends in the northwest IT community, we’re also looking forward to hearing the great speakers at CasITConf. Here are just a few notable examples:

• Magic, Myth, and the DevOps – Jennifer Davis
• Mr Miyagi’s DevOps Dojo – George Miranda
• How To Not Get Paged: Managing Oncall to Reduce Outages – Tom Limoncelli
• Painlessly Discovering and Monitoring all the Things – Alan Robertson

There is still time to sign up, but conference slots are filling up, so don’t delay!

[ Register for CasITConf ]

 

SCaLE 13x Post-Show Recap

Well, the dust has settled after another successful SoCal Linux Expo. Last weekend, we made our annual pilgrimage to the Hilton LAX for the largest community Linux Expo on the west coast. We always enjoy checking in on the Linux community, making new friends,  reconnecting with old ones, and giving away great prizes.

SCaLE 13x Pogo prize winners

The Talks

A couple of weeks ago on this blog, we called out a number of talks at SCaLE that we expected to be particularly informative and entertaining. Since we know that not all our readers were able to make it to the show, we are happy to be able to share all of those talks with you right here and now!

Hacking your car — the easy way Why Scale Up is Like Star Trek and Scale Out is Like Star Wars Introduction to OpenStack
Hacking Your Car Star Trek and Star Wars OpenStack

How to Thoroughly Insult and Offend People in Your Open Source Communities Gluster Quickstart Sunday Keynote
Insult and Offend Gluster Keynote


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SCaLE 13x – Celebrating open source in Los Angeles

Pogo Linux @ SCaLE 13x

Why should you come to SCaLE?

For Pogo Linux, February means it’s time for our first open source conference of 2015. We’re making our annual pilgrimage to the Southland to exhibit at SCaLE 13x, the Southern California Linux Expo. Like the past few years, it’s at the Hilton LAX hotel from February 19th to 22nd.  We’ve been a sponsor at SCaLE since the early days. From the informative and entertaining talks, to the huge expo floor, and of course the parties, this is a show we always love being part of.

Get 40% of the price of admission with the promo code: POGO. Sign up here.

As we discussed in our prior blog post, the organizers have put together another terrific schedule of great presentations this year. There’s so much useful information being shared, we wish we could be in all the meeting rooms at once.

Win a Pogo Linux WorkstationWorkstation-Prize-Scale13x

At the Saturday night party at SCaLE, one of the highlights is always the prize raffle. There are tons of great prizes, provided by the sponsors. Once again, Pogo is providing the crown jewel of the giveaway, a brand-new Verona 931H Workstation! Click here to see the full-sized spec sheet. Stop by our booth #92 to take a good look at it before it goes home with a lucky winner. Will it be you?

Win a Micron SSD

Micron SSDWe are also holding drawings at the Pogo booth for several Micron 512GB Solid State Drives. Stop by the booth and we’ll set you up with an entry slip to secure your chance to win the next drawing.

Stickers and footballs?!

Pogo SCaLE FreebiesEven if you don’t win the workstation or an SSD, you still win! We’ve always got fun freebies for everyone who wants to show their support for Linux. Stop by for a squishy football and our trademark bumper stickers.

The 13th annual Southern California Linux Expo takes place on Feb. 19-22, 2015, at the Hilton Los Angeles Airport hotel. As the first-of-the-year Linux and Free/Open Source Software (FOSS) expo in North America, SCaLE 13x will be hosting more than 100 exhibitors, along with nearly 130 sessions, tutorials, and special events.

SCaLE 13x Promo

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