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.

Latest Reviews

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

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