Ubuntu Release Cycle

Ubuntu 14.04 LTS Released – New STH Standard

Ubuntu 14.04 LTS is released. It will be the new standard STH Linux benchmarking OS in the coming months replacing 12.04 LTS.

Backblaze Storage Pod v4 Power Supply

Backblaze Storage Pod v4 Announced – STH Dissects the Build

Backblaze updates its storage pod to a fourth major revision dropping SATA port multipliers and the second power supply. We review the build

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STH Forums Receive a Major Upgrade and an Ask

A rundown of this weeks change from vBulletin forums software to Xenforo and an ask from STH users.

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Supermicro Releases 112 Node 6U Server

Supermicro just released a 112 node - Intel Atom C2000 based blade server that also integrates management and networking in 6U for 18.66 nodes per U density

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Gigabyte GA-6PXSVT – 10GbE UP LGA2011 Motherboard

The new Gigabyte GA-6PXSVT combines a single LGA2011 socket with a single SFP+ port Intel 82599EN controller, up to 14x hard drives and USB 3.0.

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Supermicro Releases Cluster-in-a-Box Storage Solutions

Supermicro releases Cluster-in-a-Box storage solutions for Windows clusters similar to EMC and NetApp 2 controller in a box designs

Three Different Intel Xeon LGA 2011 Sockets Compared

3 Different LGA 2011 pin outs: Haswell-EP Pictured Alongside Ivy Bridge-EX, Ivy Bridge-EP and Sandy Bridge-EP

3 different LGA 2011 socket configurations with Haswell-EP pictured alongside Ivy Bridge-EX, Ivy Bridge-EP and Sandy Bridge-EP processors

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Intel’s Skip-Tock Unveiled Intel Xeon E7 v2 Released

Intel updates its Xeon E7 v2 series for the first time in almost three years introducing a "Skip-Tock" cadence for releasing high-end processors

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HP just lowered the resale value of your servers – No more firmware fixes without support contracts

HP discontinued firmware fixes and service packs to out of support agreement servers as of February 2014. This has a major impact on the used market

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Backblaze Scaling to 1/2 Exabyte with New Datacenter

Backblaze releases information about its new datacenter joining Twitter, PG&E and others in Sacramento, California.