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MegaRAID 8100 series evaluation
MegaRAID 8100 series evaluation
Over the past few weeks the team at Boston Labs have been evaluating the new MegaRAID 8100 series. Find out what they thought of it...
06 December 2012
Supermicro IPMI - What can it do for you?
Supermicro IPMI - What can it do for you?
Supermicro IPMI - What is it and what can it do for you?
13 August 2012
BIOS Upgrade Guide
BIOS Upgrade Guide
BIOS Upgrade Guide
24 July 2012
Intel Solid-State Drives
Intel Solid-State Drives
A robust and high-performance alternative to traditional hard drives. Intel SSD contain no movable parts, which results in quiet operation and high shock-resistance.
09 May 2012
New Intel Xeon E5 series server processors
New Intel Xeon E5 series server processors
If you want to offer the best and the newest server on the market, make sure it's based from Intel Xeon E5 series processors. The latest technology provides optimum combination of performance, efficiency and price.
09 May 2012
3rd Generation Intel Core Processor Family For Home-Desktop
3rd Generation Intel Core Processor Family For Home-Desktop
A new PC can provide you with unique and expanded capabilities. And when it is powered by a visibly smart 3rd generation Intel® Core™ processor, it can deliver amazing performance.
06 May 2012
MegaRAID CacheVault Technology
MegaRAID CacheVault Technology
Providing access to write-back cache is one of the many benefits of a hardware RAID controller card. Write-back cache improves application performance by storing write data to high performance cache memory during periods of heavy use. When there is a break in user requests the data is then written from the cache memory to the array.
03 May 2012
Supermicro IPMI - What is it and what can it do for you?
Supermicro IPMI - What is it and what can it do for you?
Intelligent Platform Management Interface - (IPMI) has been around since 1998 when the specification was launched. The standard; led by Intel and has since been adopted by numerous system vendors including Supermicro.
26 March 2012
Accelerate Your Scientific Code with OpenACC
Accelerate Your Scientific Code with OpenACC
Based on the OpenACC standard, GPU directives are the easy, proven way to accelerate your scientific or industrial code. With GPU directives, you can accelerate your code by simply inserting compiler hints into your code and the compiler will automatically map compute-intensive portions of your code to the GPU.
01 March 2012
Building a 85TB cheap storage server with Solaris OpenIndiana
Building a 85TB cheap storage server with Solaris OpenIndiana
Juho Makinen just recently built a storage server based on Solaris OpenIndiana, a 2U SuperMicro server and a SuperMicro 45 disk JBOD rack enclosure. The current configuration can host 84 TB of usable disk space, but they plan to extend this at least to 200TB in the following months. This article describes the configuration and steps how to implement such a beast by yourself.
20 January 2012

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