Monthly Archives: July 2011

Intel vPro to the Atom: Only a matter of time

As some readers know, a big reason for the slow content on the site is that I am busy writing a big piece on...

Backblaze Storage Pod Upgraded – 135TB in 4U for under $8,000

One project that inspired some of my own work has been the Backblaze storage pod v1 which held 67TB in a custom 45 drive...

Quick Look: Adaptec 6E Series 6805E and 6405E RAID Controllers

LSI has been fairly dominant in the 6.0gbps HBA/ RAID 0/1/10 market for quite a while now. Early market entry, low cost cards, and...

Netflix raises prices (a lot) and what that means for SMB/ home server offerings

It is no secret that Netflix is a hugely popular streaming and DVD rental service. When it was announced that Netflix was decoupling the...

LSI 9211-8i SAS2008 6.0gbps SAS 2/ SATA III RAID 0/1/10 Controller

It is no secret that the LSI 1068e controller was one of, if not the most widely supported SAS controllers around but 3.0gbps serial...

How to Install/ Upgrade Memory and a BBU on a HP Smart Array P411

The HP Smart Array P411 is a fairly inexpensive 6.0gbps SAS 2 and SATA III controller. To enhance performance, the HP Smart Array P411...

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NVIDIA Tesla Module

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