Monthly Archives: February 2011

Intel Xeon E3-1220 Sandy Bridge Benchmarks and Review

The much anticipated and already announced Sandy Bridge Xeons were supposed to follow desktop and notebook counterparts in short order, however it seems like...

Storage News: ATTO ExpressSAS v2.10, Corsair’s 25nm NAND Swap, MacBook Pros Go Sandy Bridge...

This week had a few interesting storage related items worthy of the digest from ATTO, Corsair, Apple/Intel, Acer  and a public service announcement about...

Dynamic Memory and Hyper-V Guide in Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1

One of the biggest new features in Service Pack 1 for Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 Hyper-V users is the new Dynamic Memory functionality....
Mellanox Infiniband Testing and Warped HP SAS Expander

The Big WHS: February 2011 Update

It has been a long time since I have posted about The Big WHS. At the last update in May 2010, the machine occupied...

Anatomy of a Hardware RAID Controller

A commonly asked question is what makes up a good RAID controller. There are many purveyors of RAID cards out there that will sell...

Map a Network Drive to a WHS Shared Folder in Windows

Many users are familiar with Windows networking and browsing shared folders over a local network. For constantly accessed shared folders, a simple way of...

Storage News: Supermicro C202-C204 Motherboards, iSuppli Expects NAND Explosion, Server 2008 R2 SP1 Out

This week I had a few tidbits that looked interesting related to the new C200 series chip sets for the new Xeons, iSuppli NAND...

Configuring Windows 7 Libraries, iTunes, Amazon MP3 Downloader, Handbrake, and FRAPS with a NAS

A question that came up recently was how does one setup common applications that work well with NAS systems to write data to network...

ASUS P8P67 Pro Sandy Bridge LGA 1155 Motherboard ATX Review

After recently reviewing the ASUS P8H67-M EVO I thought it would be a good idea to take a look at a larger ATX motherboard,...

Storage Tiering: A Primer on Cost-Effective Tiered Storage and Caching

One thing that virtually every major storage player and enterprise has been using for the past few years, and is continuing to use, is...

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Microsoft adds NVIDIA Tesla V100 Volta Support in Azure

The cloud wars are heating up for high-dollar GPU compute instances. When the Amazon AWS EC2 P3 instances came out a few weeks ago...
Dell EMC PowerEdge R640 Front

Dell EMC Reaching into Deep Learning and AI

At SC17 Dell EMC briefed us on their plans to leverage HPC know-how and cross-vertical insights to bring deep learning and AI solutions to their customers
NEC Vector Engine X8 In Clear Supermicro Platform

NEC Vector Engine Co-Processor Shown at SC17

At SC17 in Denver, the NEC Vector Engine 1.0 co-processor was a welcome change from the sea of GPUs and CPUs and is designed to fit in standard x86 servers