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    I wonder how it crunches... 64c/256t booting winderp

    Remember this also has a custom closed loop water cooler. Not a high volume unit since there is only a low few thousand machines that can use it. Need to add that in the price. Board is likely $350+ if you could buy it. Running monero mining this beats dual E5-2698 v4 at lower power and cost.
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    NVIDIA GRID M40 - CUDA cards w/ 4x Maxwell GPUs and 16GB RAM each

    PMs responded to, bump and update - 8 cards remaining.
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    NVIDIA GRID M40 - CUDA cards w/ 4x Maxwell GPUs and 16GB RAM each

    I have 10 more NVIDIA GRID M40's cards for sale. Note these are NOT Tesla M40 models and we still do not have VDI working (we do not have access to the NVIDIA driver/ tools yet.) Also note you will likely have to make some BIOS settings changes to make these work. We have been able to use...
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    My Best Friend and Supporter

    While it has been some time since I have been active on [H], I heard about this and did want to stop in and say my prayers are with you and your family. You had a major impact on developing my passion for servers, and I know that was likely due to Grandma's support.
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    Quiet 2P Xeon E5 Workstation - 64GB

    I actually use it as a local Hyper-V host. Instead of having two boxes, I just use it for development instances. Cool to be able to spin-up a little hadoop cluster in VMs :-) @Richneerd - if you can find something I need I would consider.
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    Quiet 2P Xeon E5 Workstation - 64GB

    Hi all, Selling my old workstation. You will have to add the GPU and drives but this is an awesome quiet and stable machine. Key goals of the system were to get many PCIe lanes, more than 32GB of ram and keep it quiet (<38dba) and compact. I have limited office space so while I wanted...
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    Silverstone DS380: ITX 8 drives hot-swap

    Just wanted to update so someone does not make the same mistake I did while putting a review unit together: I bought a Seasonic SS-300SFD and thought the fan bulge would fit around the PSU mounting point in the DS380. That did not work at all. Posted a picture and ordered another FSP 450w...
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    HP ProLiant MicroServer owners' thread

    Hello specs: http://www.servethehome.com/hp-proliant-microserver-gen8-specs-leaked
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    This seems like an awesome deal for a VM server, am I missing something?

    Some of the auctions do (I have a search on the STH forum post). For the rails I've bought I've paid $50/ set. There's also info on how people are installing LSI 9202-16e cards to give 16x external SAS ports to a node to give fast external storage, then using it to serve iSCSI, CIFS and etc...
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    Help a noob, building a server

    Ah... tried to clarify that in my message above. You can use as either but from a cost perspective, I would suggest using it as an input.
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    Help a noob, building a server

    If you are using the HP SAS expander I'd just use the external SFF-8088 port to each HP SAS expander from the host server. Makes it very easy. Jeff wrote a two piece mini series which is directly on point for this type of setup: External SAS/ SATA Disk Chassis Wiring &#8211; Part 1 External...
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    This seems like an awesome deal for a VM server, am I missing something?

    You can replace the center partition in the Norco RPC-4220 with a 120mm one. BTW PigLover has a big thread on making the C6100 less loud. http://forums.servethehome.com/processors-motherboards/1317-taming-c6100.html I think hotter temps are a bit of a challenge but I'm planning to start...
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    Critique ESXi Build

    Just reading this - another thought is to get a Dell C1100 on ebay with dual L5520s. Cost with 24GB is just over $300 and has 4x drive trays. 1U chassis so will be louder but you could sell a L5520 for $28 or so and the build would be very inexpensive. Slightly quieter are the HP DL180 G6's...
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    This seems like an awesome deal for a VM server, am I missing something?

    Adding on here since I think PL has one, and I'm running 3x in colo + 2x in the home lab. These are 2x newer Intel Xeon generations and a big architecture advantage. Feel free to see the big thread on these...
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    Why is Hyper-V so painful?

    I totally agree on this point. Why I cannot have super simple Hyper-V management setup in Windows is a bit beyond me. The Windows 8 desktop HV is great though.
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    Help a noob, building a server

    Perfectly reasonable idea. One other thing to consider is that you will basically create a RAID-Z2 (taking a guess here based on the fact you were using RAID 6) set, copy data to that set of drives, then add in a second RAID-Z2 set using the drives from the current build. Lots of data protection...
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    Building a new virtualization server: which used parts to look for?

    Yikes! There are tons out there. The main piece of advice I would give is to get one with IPMI 2.0/ KVM-over-IP capabilities. The second piece of advice is to look for an Intel 5520 based chipset not 5500. After that, it will depend a lot on whether you need an onboard RAID controller, how many...
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    Help a noob, building a server

    Hi to the OP: I would strongly look at not running ZFS with your setup. Or, sell your RAID controller to buy server hardware. With ZFS you do not want to have extra RAID logic sitting on cards since you will use RAID-Z. As you mention. Also, remember that you may want to use something much...
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    Building a new virtualization server: which used parts to look for?

    Well... that is still a good option. Lots of cheap motherboards out there. On the chips if you did want to sell them I know at $40 people on the STH forums are buying lots for their C6100s. Probably get $80 for two within a day or two.
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    Building a new virtualization server: which used parts to look for?

    I would also consider skipping that plan. You can get an IBM 2582EEU and sometimes the Dell T110 (original or II ) in the sub $350 price range. I would probably start there, then grow as needed. When people want full multi-node labs that is when you can start looking into needing a $900 budget...
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    Building a new virtualization server: which used parts to look for?

    What are you going to run on it? How many expansion cards? What is the total budget? Rackmount or tower? Quick hint - if going LGA1366 get a L5520.
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    Epiphany processor with 64 cores.

    I did participate in their kickstarter program. Hoping to get a board soon.
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    Some suggestions for my new Whitebox

    Great machine! Just wondering what is the stepping of the Core i7?
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    Hyper-V NUMA Configuration + Quad Channel Q'

    For the cost of the box, I would buy a few dollars worth of extra 4GB DIMMs.
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    All-In-One and Hyper-V

    All in one is totally possible with Hyper-V. I would likely suggest just using a Windows or Linux storage option though.
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    Client Hyper-V

    Ubuntu Workstation and Server have Hyper-V Integration components in the base iso. Ubuntu on Windows 8 Hyper-V is a very quick installation. CentOS on Windows 8 Hyper-V is slightly more difficult. But both can be done in a few minutes and you can follow the linked guides for a step-by-step...
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    Check out Supermicro's new Mini-ITX mobos (3rd Gen Core CPUs, 4xGigE+IPMI, 16GB ECC)

    More like we have a relevant niche in a very small market segment :-) We have been moving away from the home/ small office segment a bit though. You should hear some of the feedback I give when I stop by Supermicro. Very pointed. If anything those Dell C6100's I'm a huge fan of at the moment...
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    Check out Supermicro's new Mini-ITX mobos (3rd Gen Core CPUs, 4xGigE+IPMI, 16GB ECC)

    Supermicro? Also have a H8DCL-6F on the test bench from Supermicro with dual Opteron 4376's.
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    Check out Supermicro's new Mini-ITX mobos (3rd Gen Core CPUs, 4xGigE+IPMI, 16GB ECC)

    All great points PL. I had dba from STH over to look at the rack. Pretty good collection of boxes there. And that does not include the extra bedroom converted to photo studio/ quick and dirty testing lab/ storage. I did get a Supermicro H8SML-7F in the lab late last week. That has the potential...
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    Check out Supermicro's new Mini-ITX mobos (3rd Gen Core CPUs, 4xGigE+IPMI, 16GB ECC)

    I saw these at CES and mentioned them in a post. One other counter-point is that the Dell C6100 gen 2 is down to $800 with 8x L5520 CPUs and 96GB total RAM. PigLover even figured out how to make them quiet. Have had a bunch of STH readers get C6100'sand consensus is that they are a killer value...
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    L5520 Best PPD w/o OC?

    5500 series is triple channel. Issue comes when you use 6 DIMMs + per CPU and the clocks go down.
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    L5520 Best PPD w/o OC?

    Can confirm this. I tried with the L5520's in the C6100. SMP :-/ The new server I'm building this weekend will have two nodes with dual L5638's. Want to see how those do.
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    ITX ESXI server?

    I'm building a mini cloud lab to do just this. More on Proxmox VE soon.
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    Bet your UP server is faster (and consumes more power)

    C60x? Done tons of installs on that platform and it's not exactly a new nor niche controller.
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    Bet your UP server is faster (and consumes more power)

    No matter hard drive or SSD 12.04 and 12.10 installs upon reboot are going into panic and not booting. Swapped the RDIMMs also.
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    Bet your UP server is faster (and consumes more power)

    For those wondering - been a bit out of pocket. Got engaged on valentine's day. The dual spicy E5 system I was hoping to fold with decided to go haywire and keeps eating Ubunutu installations which has been fun. On the slower side been working with the Intel Atom Centerton SoC in a 1U with the...
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