Monthly Archives: June 2011

California’s New Law and the Effect on California/ STH

As a lot of people know at this point, Amazon.com has terminated all contracts with affiliates in California. That decision, in response to the...

Keeping Servers On: BIOS Setup for Availibility

Keeping a server online as much as possible means that one needs to manage several things. Good examples include maintaining network connectivity, ensuring all...

Quick Look: Silicon Image SiI3124 Based eSATA with RAID 5 and Port Multiplier Support

One question I am often asked is what do I think about port multipliers. The short story here is that I think they can...
Supermicro X9SCM-F CPU Socket H2

Supermicro X9SCM-F Sandy Bridge Xeon LGA1155 C204 Motherboard Review

Today we are looking at the Supermicro X9SCM-F which is going to be a very popular mATX server motherboard. One of the most popular...

Apple Sends Cease and Desist Order to Amahi – Name the Amahi (App)lication Store

One bit of news that I thought deserves some attention is that Apple has sent a cease and desist letter regarding the open source...

Intel Gigabit CT Desktop Ethernet Adapter PCIe x1 Quick-Review

When I get asked what is the best PCIe x1 Gigabit Ethernet adapter today, I quickly answer the Intel Gigabit CT Desktop adapter without...

ASUS P8B WS Sandy Bridge Xeon LGA1155 C206 Motherboard Review

Today we are looking at the ASUS P8B WS motherboard for Intel's E3-1200 series Xeon CPUs. Based on the C206 chipset, the P8B WS...

Sub-$10K NAS Market Spikes, Hitachi’s Cloud Storage, Adaptec 6-Series Win

This week saw research on the sub-$10,000 USD NAS market almost doubling in size from 2009 to 2010. Hitachi announces a cloud storage system...

Hitachi 5K3000 3TB 3.5″ Green Drive with SilentSpin Review with Benchmarks

After reviewing the Hitachi 5K3000 2TB SilentSpin drive earlier this year, questions have steadily trickled in around the 3TB version. One thing that was...

Intel Pro/1000 GT PCI Desktop Gigabit Adapter Quick-Review

Although Intel has been trying to obsolete the PCI bus in recent times with the Sandy Bridge desktop platforms not supporting the PCI bus...

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Oracle SPARC M8 Processor

Oracle SPARC M8 released with 32 cores 256 threads 5.0GHz

The new Oracle SPARC M8 has 32 cores, 256 threads, a 5.0GHz maximum clock speed and hardware crypto, compression, and SQL on Chip accelerators
Intel Xeon Silver 4114 Chip

Intel Xeon Silver 4114 Linux Benchmarks and Review

We have Linux benchmarks and a review of the Intel Xeon Silver 4114 10 core / 20 thread CPU and comparisons to older gens, dual Xeon Silver and AMD EPYC
Tyan GA88 B5631 GPU Compute Top With GTX 1080 Ti

1U of Password Cracking Fury: 4x NVIDIA GTX 1080 Ti in 1U Performance

We look at a higher-density play fitting 4x NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti GPUs into a 1U server for comparison to 8x and 10x GPU 4U servers