Monthly Archives: November 2012

Using a LSI SAS 2308 HBA and SSD in Windows Server 2012? Turn Write...

This weekend I was doing some work on the new ServeTheHome storage test bed. It is a very fast machine. Once I got Windows...

Sorry Charlie: Why Intel Broadwell BGA is not the End of the World

This week the Internet has been abuzz about a SemiAccurate report that Intel’s Broadwell CPU is going to be BGA only. The immediate view...

Rich Chomiczewski “Spotswood” Chassis Designs

Rich Chomiczewski or "Spotswood" is a community member known for making some cool PC enclosures. Rich is best known for his work on custom...
ASUS KGPE-D16 G34 Socket and DIMMs

ASUS KGPE-D16 Review – Dual AMD Opteron G34 Motherboard

Today we are looking at the ASUS KGPE-D16 which is a very popular server platform for AMD Opteron 6000 series processors. This is also...

Reset Supermicro IPMI Password to Default – Physical Access – ipmicfg

Generally speaking, the default username and password for Supermicro IPMI is ADMIN / ADMIN. Since Supermicro platforms are plentiful, it is best practice to...

Install Cloudera CDH4 Hadoop in Microsoft Windows 8 Hyper-V

Microsoft is pushing it's own HDInsight server, and it has a lot of resources behind it. With that said, Cloudera is probably one of...

ASRock Z77 Extreme11 Motherboard LGA1155 Preview

After the success of the ASRock X79 Extreme11 motherboard, ASRock created it's little brother. The still very feature packed ASRock Z77 Extreme11 brings some...

Microsoft Surface Touch Cover Keyboard Issue – 2 Fail in 2 Weeks

First off, let me say that I really like my Microsoft Surface RT. I purchased my Microsoft Surface RT from the Palo Alto, California...

Updating SSD Test Methodology – Something Very Different

Recently it has come to my attention that we desperately need to update our SSD test methodology. One thing that as a consumer I like...

Get the ASUS KGPE-D16 Working with Windows 8 / Windows Server 2012

Recently ASUS sent over the ASUS KGPE-D16 dual AMD G34 motherboard for review. I tried installing both Windows 8 Enterprise and Windows Server 2012...

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