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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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
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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