Monthly Archives: February 2010

OCZ Vertex LE 100GB and 200GB Available for Pre-Order

I was checking Amazon the other day and saw both the 100GB and 200GB versions of the OCZ Vertex LE are available for pre-order....

Intel Core i5-650 v. Atom N330/ NVIDA ION Review

Intel's Clarkdale and H55/ H57 platforms are quite intriguing for several reasons. First, the performance is fairly good starting at 2.93ghz, and with hyperthreading,...

The Big WHS: It Multi-tasks! (Thanks to Hyper-V Virtualization)

Things have been progressing on the Big WHS front. First off, my main PC is now is using the WHS Connector software and has...

The Big WHS: A Big Mother(board) Change of Plans

This week the Big WHS underwent a major change and dropped the Asus motherboard in favor of a Supermicro one. Apparently the Asus P6T7...

Low Power Core i5-650 Server

As I posted previously, the new Clarkdale based chips (or Intel's 2010 Core line-up) are quite nice chips. Speed wise, they are similar in...

Intel Core i3-530 and Core i5-650 in the Windows Home Server (WHS)

When Intel announced the i3-530 and i5-6xx family, I was full bore on building the Big WHS which included an LGA-1366 i7-920 CPU. The...

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AMD EPYC Monero Mining WR

Dual AMD EPYC 7601 CPUs Can Offset Operational Costs Using Monero Mining

The AMD EPYC 7601 dual processor system we have in the lab has set a world record for dual socket Monero mining and can offset ongoing data center costs
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AMD EPYC 7000 Series Architecture Overview for Non-CE or EE Majors

With the launch of AMD EPYC we can finally go into detail about the AMD architecture codenamed "Naples." CPU design is dense but we simplify basics for you
Dual Socket AMD EPYC 7601 Power Consumption

AMD EPYC 7601 Dual Socket Early Power Consumption Observations

We preview the power consumption figures of the top-end AMD EPYC 7601 dual CPU configuration with 512GB of RAM and see excellent results