This week saw a new version of the popular Ubuntu Linux distribution (version 11.04) released, Toshiba making a pair of announcements around its NAND flash storage business, and Apple allegedly stamping its “i” of approval on the Cloud movement.
Recently Microsoft released an iSCSI Target for Windows Server 2008 R2. This is something that many users have requested for a long time, and with the introduction of Windows Storage Server 2008 R2, it became a logical add-on to offer with Windows Server 2008 R2. Perhaps the best part of the software is that Microsoft offers this software with attractive pricing, in that it is free!
One can get information about the Miscrosoft iSCSI Target and access the download on TechNet.
Recently ServeTheHome.com looked at two different Intel P67 chipset boards, the ASUS P67 Sabertooth consumer offering and the Tyan S5512WGM2NR server motherboard. The ASUS P67 Sabertooth is marketed by ASUS as using high-quality components for better stability in the enthusiast space. The Tyan S5512WGM2NR was the first Tyan (and C204) motherboard reviewed on ServeTheHome and is targeted at the UP market. After reviewing both, it was noted that they would be subjected to longer-term stability testing than normal.
The Tyan S8230GM4NR is the second Tyan dual AMD G34 platform reviewed on ServeTheHome.com with the Tyan S8236WGM3NR being the first. Like the previously reviewed board, the S8230GM4NR packs two socket G34 CPUs and up to 24 Magny-Cours cores and sixteen DDR3 DIMM slots and four Intel LAN ports in an EATX form factor. With AMD’s Magny-Cours architecture, AMD is giving the user more physical cores than Intel, per package, versus the Xeon E, L and X series CPUs. One of the most exciting things about the G34 platform is that many of today’s boards will be compatible with the new Interlagos CPUs (server version of AMD’s upcoming Bulldozer architecture). The [...]