Robin Harris

Robin Harris is Chief Analyst at TechnoQWAN LLC, a storage research and consulting firm he founded in 2005. Based in Sedona, Arizona, TechnoQWAN focuses on emerging technologies, products, companies and markets. Robin has over 35 years experience in the IT industry and earned degrees from Yale and the University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School.

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Samsung's $26 billion bet

Samsung's $26 billion bet

Samsung is more than doubling its semiconductor fab investment next year. Besides a welcome increase in supply - and a drop in prices - it also is an attempt to dominate, perhaps even monopolize, the critical DRAM and NAND flash markets. How will this play out?

December 9, 2017 by in Storage

Can tech make your videos more interesting?

Can tech make your videos more interesting?

Video cameras are so good and storage so cheap that we can make lengthy videos of our everyday activities that even the makers don't want to watch. Techies are hard at work to enable automated editing that emphasizes the interesting bits. Here's a report from the front lines.

November 27, 2017 by in Storage

Smartphone surveillance: Are you drunk?

Smartphone surveillance: Are you drunk?

Before the advent of smartphones you weren't under constant surveillance with an always-on network. Now an unholy trinity of smartphone, network, and artificial intelligence threatens to let the well-intentioned regulate every aspect of life. If you're drunk, will your smartphone let you drive?

November 14, 2017 by in Artificial Intelligence

Running Hadoop on a Raspberry Pi 2 cluster

Running Hadoop on a Raspberry Pi 2 cluster

Last week I wrote about a 300 node cluster using Raspberry Pi (RPi) microcomputers. But can you do useful work on such a low-cost, low-power cluster? Yes, you can. Hadoop runs on massive clusters, but you can also run it on your own, highly-scalable, RPi cluster.

October 6, 2017 by in Storage

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