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 ...
I purchased 2 x C6100 servers on Ebay (Link: Dell PowerEdge C6100 2U 8x Xeon Hex Core X5650 2 66GHz 4X Nodes 12x Trays 96GB | eBay). The units I bought had L5639 CPUs Seller advertised servers are tested and fully functional. I later discovered that 3 motherboards on one server are... Caution - Deep […]
For anyone filling one of those 24-bay chassis, I'm betting that at some point a 2.5" SSD is going to find its way into the machine. Not to worry. There is a cheap and reasonably fast option out there. It is little secret that you pretty much cannot have a connector side edge to any […]
Build’s Name: Zoidberg Operating System/ Storage Platform: Gentoo Linux x86_64 CPU: Dual Xeon L5520s or maybe E5540s Motherboard: Supermicro X8DTH-iF Chassis: Supermicro CSE-846E16 Drives: Variety to move from existing box, and changing all the time. RAM: We'll see how many of the old DIMMs I found work soon Add-in Cards: IBM M1015 Power Supply: Redundant […]
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 […]