Monthly Archives: February 2012

Dell Silicom PEG6I Six Port Gigabit (GigE) Intel 82571EB Network Adapter – ESXi 5.0...

I recently posted about the Dell/ Silicom PEG6I six port Gigabit Ethernet adapter which I was able to get very inexpensively. One note I...

Intel Pro/1000 PT Desktop Adapter – Cheap ESXi Compatibility

One question I get asked often is how to make a desktop PC VMware ESXi ready. That question invariably differs from case to case...

ASUS P9X79 WS X79 LGA 2011 Sandy Bridge-E Workstation Motherboard Review

Today we are looking at the ASUS P9X79 WS which is a workstation motherboard built around Intel's X79 chipset and the LGA 2011 Sandy Bridge-E...

Dell Silicom PEG6I Six Port Gigabit (GigE) Intel 82571EB Network Adapter

I have used many Intel Pro/1000 PT Quad network adapters to provide extra ports in servers for a few years now. They are well...

Installing a Corsair H100 Cooler in a Carbide 500R Chassis

In my main workstation I have used a custom water cooling loop with a triple 120mm fan radiator since the Intel Core i7-920 came...

Amazon S3 Storage Getting Slightly Less Expensive

For those that store information on Amazon's S3 cloud storage platform, good news, it is going to be a bit less expensive in the...

Intel Xeon E5-2400 and E5-2600 Series Processor Comparison with List Prices

Intel will be launching the Xeon E5 series in the near future. The Xeon E5-1600 series CPUs are single socket only with three parts...

Xeon E5 Sandy Bridge-EP Performance Preview with 8 Cores 16 Threads

Over the past few weeks I have had the chance to play with some 8 core 16 thread Intel Sandy Bridge-EP based Xeon samples...

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AMD EPYC Monero Mining WR

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
Dual Socket AMD EPYC 7601 Power Consumption

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