by Jupiter Broadcasting · · ·

Systems, Network, and Administration Podcast. Every two weeks TechSNAP covers the stories that impact those of us in the tech industry, and all of us that follow it. Every episode we dedicate a portion of the show to answer audience questions, discuss best practices, and solving your problems.

430 430: All Good Things May 29, 2020

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.



Older Episodes

429 429: Curious About Caddy May 15, 2020
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.
428 428: RAID Reality Check May 1, 2020
We dive deep into the world of RAID, and discuss how to choose the right topology to optimize performance and resilience.
427 427: Gigahertz Games April 17, 2020
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.
426 426: Storage Stories April 3, 2020
We take a look at Cloudflare's impressive Linux disk encryption speed-ups, and explore how zoned storage tools like dm-zoned and zonefs might help mitigate the downsides of Shingled Magnetic Recording.
425 425: Ryzen Gets Real March 20, 2020
We take a look at AMD's upcoming line of Ryzen 4000 mobile CPUs, and share our first impressions of Ubuntu 20.04's approach to ZFS on root.
424 424: AMD Inside March 6, 2020
Cloudflare recently embarked on an epic quest to choose a CPU for its next- generation server build, so we explore the importance of requests per watt, the benefits of full memory encryption, and why AMD won.
423 423: Hopeful for HAMR Feb. 22, 2020
We explore the potential of heat-assisted magnetic recording and get excited about a possibly persistent L2ARC.
422 422: Multipath Musings Feb. 7, 2020
We take a look at a few exciting features coming to Linux kernel 5.6, including the first steps to multipath TCP.
421 421: Firewall Fun Jan. 24, 2020
We explore the latest round of Windows vulnerabilities and Jim shares his journey adding OPNsense to his firewall family.
420 420: Choose Your Own Compiler Jan. 10, 2020
Compiling the Linux kernel with Clang has never been easier, so we explore this alternative compiler and what it brings to the ecosystem.
419 419: Nebulous Networking Dec. 27, 2019
From classifying cats to colorizing old photos we share our top tips and tools for starting your machine learning journey. Plus, learn why Nebula is our favorite new VPN technology, and how it can help simplify and secure your network.
418 418: 5G Fundamentals Dec. 13, 2019
As the rollout of 5G finally arrives, we take some time to explain the fundamentals of the next generation of wireless technology.
417 417: Machine Learning Magic Nov. 29, 2019
We explore the rapid adoption of machine learning, its impact on computer architecture, and how to avoid AI snake oil.
416 416: I.T. Phone Home Nov. 15, 2019
Ubiquiti's troublesome new telemetry, Jim's take on the modern Microsoft, and why Project Silica just might be the future of long term storage.
415 415: It's All About IOPS Nov. 1, 2019
We share our simple approach to disk benchmarking and explain why you should always test your pain points.
414 414: Rooting for ZFS Oct. 18, 2019
We dive into Ubuntu 19.10's experimental ZFS installer and share our tips for making the most of ZFS on root.
413 413: The Coffee Shop Problem Oct. 4, 2019
We peer into the future with a quick look at quantum supremacy, debate the latest DNS over HTTPS drama, and jump through the hoops of HTTP/3.
412 412: Too Good To Be True Sept. 20, 2019
It's TechSNAP story time as we head out into the field with Jim and put Sure- Fi technology to the test.
411 411: Mobile Security Mistakes Sept. 6, 2019
We take a look at a few recent zero-day vulnerabilities for iOS and Android and find targeted attacks, bad assumptions, and changing markets.