Power Hungry CPUs and “phantom” throttling featuring the 10980XE
Intel Software RAID vs. Hardware RAID Prepping a System for Subzero Overclocking

In overclocking there is a constant issue of heat created by the CPU. Not only does it lower the stability of a processor as the temperature increases it also can cause damage to the CPU and lowers the tolerance to higher voltages which further causes damage. Inversely as temperatures decrease there is generally an increase of stability and a higherRead More

Linux System Load Averages

Helping to Understand the Mystery While load averages are a metric that are widely used for monitoring the health of a system. Quite a few organizations use this metric for capacity planing without fully understanding where the limits should be. But most admins are not sure how to read and or respond to a systems load average. They simply goRead More

Water-Cooled Server Solutions

According to market analysis agency The 451 Group, there’s an increasing need for water-cooled systems in the data center. At ICC, we’ve seen the benefits of switching from noisy, inefficient air conditioning to streamlined, virtually silent water-cooled options — these include everything from heat recycling opportunities to more control over rack configurations to lower total power costs. Here’s what youRead More

High Speed Trading Systems: Five Critical Considerations Welcome to the NUC – The Next World of Computing

The NUC (acronym for “Next Unit of Computing”) is an innovative “small form factor” computer based on Intel processor architectures. It is capable of doing virtually everything a traditional “tower” computer (e.g. desktop/workstation form factor) can do, while taking up a small fraction of the physical space. The heart of the NUC is a 4×4 inch motherboard with a soldered-onRead More

The CPU for the Modern Data Center: Intel® Xeon® E5-2600 v2 'Ivy Bridge-EP' (Server Talk Episode 7)

Learn more about the new Xeon E5 v2 Ivy Bridge-EP Processors

InfiniBand: The Competitive Advantage (Server Talk Episode 6)

In this intro to the InfiniBand technology, we take a high-level overview of the key benefits of using IB in HPC and supercomputing environments

Server Talk Episode 5: Intel Releases Xeon Haswell CPUs

In this special episode of “Server Talk” we interview Emily Hutson from Intel to learn more about the the features and advantages of the third generation Xeon E3 “Haswell” processors

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