Monthly Archives: February 2013

Cabinets of computing power.

Virtualization: A long brief history

A historical overview of virtualization in Supercomputers and mainframes sharing in the 1950s through Atlas, M44/44x, CTSS, Project MAC, CP/CMS, to VAX/VMS.
Supermicro 5017-EF Interior

Supermicro SYS-5017A-EF Intel Atom Centerton 1U Server

The Supermicro SYS-5017A-EF is a next generation low cost Intel Atom platform with dual Intel gigabit NICs, dedicated IPMI and very low power consumption.

Intel Big Data – Intel Distribution for Apache Hadoop Software v3

Today the Intel Distribution for Apache Hadoop software v3 saw commercial availability. Intel held a San Francisco press event to share its Big Data product

Adaptec Re-Enters the HBA Market with Adaptec 7H and 7He Series

Adaptec is bringing new standard and encrypted HBA offerings to market in both 8 and 16 port internal/ external configurations with the new Adaptec 7H & 7He

Backblaze v3 – the 180TB 4U Storage Pod Updated and Unleased

A look at the Backblaze v3 storage pod that is powering the $5/month unlimited online backup service from the company.
Supermicro Hyper-Speed 6027AX-TRF Front

Supermicro Hyper-Speed Review – A Faster LGA2011 Platform

Overall, the Supermicro Hyper-Speed is a very impressive solution for those who need maximum dual socket 2U performance.

Intel Xeon E5-2430L Review and Benchmarks with Dual Processors

The Intel Xeon E5-2430L is a LGA1356 Xeon that combines low power with enough expandability to service most workloads and server environments. We do hope Intel adjusts Xeon E5-2400 series pricing soon.
STH colo full cabinet view

Colocation Architecture Installation – ServeTheHome 2013

A look at the STH colocation infrastructure and installation. Pictures of installation day at our colocation site.
Copy pfsense image to hard drive - PhysGUI select the correct image

How to image pfsense onto a SSD for fast installation

How to install pfsense onto a SSD by writing an image directly to the SSD. This only takes a few seconds and is a quick way to install pfsense on a server
AMD Opteron 3380 and 2x Opteron 4376

AMD Opteron 3380 Review – Benchmarks and Review

The AMD Opteron 3380 delivers a good balance of overall platform price, performance and low power consumption.

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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