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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Intel Xeon Scalable Family With 3D XPoint Memory

Intel Xeon Scalable Processor Family shown off with 3D XPoint

The future Intel Xeon Scalable Processor family is shown off with 3D XPoint DIMMs as a game-changer for SAP HANA in-memory analytics workloads
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Lenovo System x3550 M5 Flexible 1U Server Review

We review the Lenovo x3500 M5 1U server platform. Lenovo makes this server perform well and easy to manage and service in the data center
AMD EPYC Four Die With Infinity Fabric

AMD EPYC New Details on the Emerging Server Platform

We have new details on the AMD EPYC server platform including package shots of the CPU as well as how AMD is approaching the market.