As part of its Q1’11 CPU roll-out, Sandy Bridge was perhaps Intel’s biggest announcement. Intel also released the E5603, E5606, and E5607 CPUs which are quad core, non-Hyper-Threading parts meant for dual processor ...
Um, Supermicro CSE 846 w X9DRL If 4U 24 HD Bay Storage Server AOC USAS2 L8I | eBay 24 bays. AOC-USAS2-L8i + dual socket X9DRL-iF + rails + redundant 1200w PSUs I'm thinking this is like the best deal ever. X9 = Sandy Bridge-EP and Ivy Bridge-EP. WHOA!!!! $80 ship but still at $580... BANGING […]
I started this separate thread (per request) for future reference and discussion of the Quanta LB4M 48p gbE + 2x 10gbE sfp+ switch and this old ebay thread is the source. I picked up three Quanta LB4M switches from an Omaha, NE eBay seller brandon-nettech. It was listed at $205 + free shipping. The 55 […]
For those of you who picked up one of the intel lga1356 boards the other week or another board with the intel sas io port onboard, was able to pick up this 8 port lsi sas model with an offer of 80$. You could possibly try lower as well as I did not get a […]
Decided to start a mini-thread as I play with this thing. Getting a Dell C6100 XS23-TY3 inexpensively I purchased the disk less unit for $1000 + 65 Shipping. Here is a link to the "deal" thread. Here is the configuration: 2x Intel Xeon L5520 (4C/8T 2.26GHz) 60w TDP* (*System and Maximum TDP is based on […]
Western Digital WD4001FYYG 4 TB Enterprise re SAS Server Hard Drive in Warranty | eBay I bought 4 of them at this same price from a different seller this morning. Can't pass up 44-45% of cost compared to $289 on Newegg.
Hello guys, Here's my hardware setup : ESXi 5.1 (16GB SDHC c10) AMD A8, 20GB DDR3 128GB SSD for local storage Dual network interfaces (1 x Realtek 8168, 1 x Intel 82540EM ) only VM currently hosted : vCenter Server Appliance 5.5 Connected to a Cisco SG200-8 Switch, which connects to my Xpenology NAS via […]
The big news this week is that the creditors of OCZ Technology have taken control of the company’s assets. OCZ Technology had consistently been unprofitable. That financial performance led to the dismissal of the company’s CEO and CFO recently. It appears as though the company’s creditors are now selling OCZ’s assets to Toshiba. This is […]
Rackspace is one of the most innovative cloud services providers around. They are constantly upgrading their servers to provide faster and more reliable service. On Monday the company announced yet another advancement in their cloud server technology: Performance Cloud Servers. The company claims these are several times faster than the previous iteration of Cloud Servers. […]
Enterprise level clouds are very expensive and fairly difficult to manage. Recently, Seagate came out with a product that tries to make that management a little easier and a little cheaper. The product is called the Kinetic Open Storage Platform (KOSP). The platform hopes to erase the barrier between apps and storage. So, what is […]
Understanding and managing graphics in a virtual environment is often very difficult. You have to deal with many layers of complexity between virtual machine and the workstations they are providing the graphics to. The bigger the environment, the more complex the graphics of the VDI (Virtual Desktop Infrastructure) become. Over the last few years, VMware […]