Now that Intel’s Xeon E5-series processors are finally out, in Boston, one of the largest resellers and partners of Super Micro has announced the new Quattro 1264-T server Which can pack no less than 64 processor cores inside its 2U chassis.
In order to build such a high-density solution, Boston went with Supermicro’s 2U Twin 2 ^ barebones server.
This integrates four dual-socket motherboard inside a compact 2U chassis Which, when combined with Intel’s new octo-core Xeon server processors E5-2600 can deliver a total of 64 CPU cores.
I posted the other day that I decided to give up on the network RAID configuration I did with my first iSCSI SAN setup using Ubuntu, iSCSI Enterprise Target (IET), ZFS and GlusterFS. The problem was in the data integrity after the LUN files were replicated to the passive node. If you take out the complication of GlusterFS though, the Ubuntu/IET setup is really easy and rock solid. The only issue with IET is that it currently doesn’t support SCSI-3 features like persistent reservations which VMWare likes, and Windows 2008 R2 server requires for failover clustering. I haven’t had an issue with VMWare, but I cannot get failover clustering in Windows 2008 R2 to work with it. The good news is that according to this thread, SCSI-3 should be available in the next version of IET.
Unmanaged Gigabit Switch, 5-Port 10/100/1000Mbps
Brand: D-Link Model: DGS-2205 Released on: 2010-10-13 Platform: Windows Format: CD Number of items: 1 Dimensions: 2.40" h x 8.30" w x 10.80" l, 1.00 pounds Scare away garden pestsl^Lightweight and multifunctional^Use year after year^Chemical-free pest control.
From the Manufacturer The first Green Ethernet technology on the market the DGS-2205 features innovative technology. Reduces power consumption & creates less heat Extended product life Reduces Operating Costs Power Savings by Number of Connected Ports and Link Status Computers do not require Internet access all the time; neither do switches utilize all ports at all times. When a computer or network equipment is shutdown, switches often remain on and continue to consume considerable amount of power. With Green Ethernet technology, D-Link switches can automatically detect link status and reduce power usage of ports that are idle. Computers or any connecting parties set to standby mode (not power off), however, will not provide significant power savings.
Steven Mackay writes that Virginia Tech’s new “HokieSpeed” supercomputer will be a veritable “War Horse” for researchers working on diverse science.
You may remember how Virginia Tech crashed the supercomputing arena in 2003 with System X, a novel Apple server cluster powered by the company’s G5 processors. Ranked at number 96 on the TOP500 and number 11 on the Green500, the new HokieSpeed supercomputer is 22 times faster and yet a quarter of the size of X, with a double-precision peak of 240 teraflops.
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