Monthly Archives: July 2010

WinSAT CPU sub score detail in an XML file

Determine WinSAT CPU Sub Score from the Command Line

Microsoft Windows Vista and Windows 7 contain a benchmark utility called the Windows System Assessment Tool (WinSAT). The Windows Experience Index is more or...
Intel BOXDH57JG Motherboard Layout

Intel BOXDH57JG H57 mini ITX Motherboard Review

Although Intel's Atom CPUs have made a splash in the mini ITX space, many users prefer the small form factor yet want more computing...

ZOTAC NM10-A-E Motherboard Review with Atom Dual-Core D510

As one would gather from my previous Intel Atom D510 and NM10 post, I am not the biggest fan of the current D510 Atom platform with NM10 chipset. ZOTAC, to its credit, did take a rather mediocre platform and build a solid board around it. The most probable use case is a streaming media HTPC (non h.264) to a legacy 720p display. The nice thing about the ZOTAC offering is that it has quite a few expansion options for a D510/ NM10 based system, and it is ready to go out of the box.
Virtual Box - Virtual Machine - EON ZFS Storage up and running

How to Install EON ZFS Storage on an Oracle VirtualBox VM

Installing EON ZFS Storage, an OpenSolaris derivative for testing purposes in an Oracle VirtualBox VM is an easy task. This installation how to assumes...
Intel D510 and NM10 platform consuming 25w at idle

Intel Atom D510 Review and Comparison to N330-ION

Out with the old and in with the new, but worse platform. I have been wondering about the Intel Atom D510 performance for quite...
EON In Virtualbox

How to Install EON ZFS Storage in Oracle VirtualBox on Windows 7 64 bit

As was mentioned in my previous article, I am a big fan of using VirtualBox virtualization on my Windows 7 x64 desktop to sandbox...

How to Install Oracle VirtualBox (for a test ZFS Storage virtualization platform) on Windows...

Although I use Hyper-V virtualization for all of my current Windows Home Server, Windows Server 2008 R2, and other test environments, Hyper-V still does...

Intel Xeon X3460 Review for the Home and Small Business Server Mini- Review

After the Intel Xeon X3440 review, I wanted to see the difference between the X3440 and the Intel Core i7-860. Of course, I could...

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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