Monthly Archives: January 2011

Intel Sandy-Bridge Cougar Point Flaw and Editorial Analysis

Intel announced today that it has discovered a flaw in the Sandy Bridge desktop chip sets that are part of the Cougar Point family,...

SAS/ SATA Cables Guide – SFF-8087, 8088, 8470, 8482, 8484, and single device connectors

One question often asked is what type of connector is needed, or what do all of these connectors mean. I thought that it may...

Storage News Roundup: OCZ Z-Drive R3 PCIe SSD, Ultrastar 7K3000, Mozy Restore Manager, Kingston-JMicron

At the request of some users, I am putting together a few bits of storage news from the past week. If the response is...

Supermciro SC-731i-300B Mid-Tower mATX Chassis Review

While visiting a local retailer I saw a Supermicro SC-731i-300B on the shelf during the same visit that I was purchasing the Core i7-2600K...

Install NexentaStor to VMware ESXi Virtual Machine Guide

Recently creating a VMware ESXi virtual machine for NexentaStor was covered in a quick how-to guide. The next logical piece of the puzzle is...

Sandy Bridge Core i7-2600K and H67 Chipset: A Home Server Focused Review

A lot has been made of the new Intel Sandy Bridge parts. For HTPC's they are really great CPUs as they offer low power...

Hyper-V Disk Pass-Through Quick Guide

After the recent article on passing controllers through to ESXi virtual machines, I did get some questions around pass-through in Hyper-V. First off, it...

First Look: Norco 2U and 4U JBOD and SAS Expander Chassis Releasing Next Week!

Norco is a server case manufacturer that is very popular with home build enthusiasts as they provide inexpensive means to house large quantities of...

Supermicro SC933T-R760B 3U 15x 3.5″ SAS/SATA Storage Chassis Review

After some prodding I am starting to do a few more chassis reviews. To continue on this theme, I recently purchased a Supermicro SC933T-R760B...

Create a NexentaStor VMware ESXi Virtual Machine

This is a simple guide to creating a VMware ESXi virtual machine for NexentaStor. Actual OS installation is very easy and will be covered...

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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