Napkin Story: How sMash works
Via The IBM Curiosity Shop, CC/by-nc/2.0/
This is so sweet! I don't know what sMash (SMASH?) is. As a first guess, I would infer it to be a storage protocol rather than database-type software. Perhaps it is a new way to organize data, an alternative to DB2, CICS and IMS. Each use different block sizes and partition types, among other things.
I will try to get a definitive answer, and return1 with an update.
I hope to see new items in The IBM Curiosity Shop set, Napkin Stories on Flickr. It doesn't seem likely though. This friendly drawing was uploaded on 22 December 2010, yet no others have joined it in the interim.
1 Flickr-to-Blogger did not offer the option of "publish to draft", else I would have prepared this post more thoroughly.