Integrating Windows Deployment Services with existing Linux based PXE server for customer imaging needs

IT infrastructure in today’s world is far from black and white. It needs to be dynamic and have many different types of technologies mesh together to fit ever-evolving customer and user needs. In our case, ICC uses a PXELINUX deployment to serve different types of live operating systems, diagnostics utilities, images, and more to internal client nodes over the networkRead More

The Super-binned 9990XE perfectly illustrates current and future issues with power draw and cooling

The 9990XE made headlines in April of this year for being an Auction-Only part as well as Intel’s fastest most powerful CPU to date. At International Computer Concepts we’ve tested a few of these at their Manufacturer’s settings (5.0GHz, Default voltages) and found that they are nearly impossible to keep stable without a beefier cooler (We normally use a 360mm radiator +Read More

Broadwell-E CPU Benchmarks

Broadwell-E has been released a few weeks ago to consumers, and we have had our hands on some samples previous to that. We would like to share some of the relevant specifications of the BW-E family and detail some of the early results we have seen with them.   CPU i7-6950X i7-6900K i7-6850K i7-6800K Cores/Threads 10/20 8/16 6/12 6/12 Core ClockRead 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

Back To Basics: What Is Virtualization?

You’ve heard the term “virtualization.” You’ve heard that it can save you money, improve performance and let seemingly incompatible systems work together. But for many companies, the transition from theoretical benefits to in-house application isn’t always so simple. Part of the problem is confusion — what exactly is virtualization, and how does it work? Let’s get back to basics.  WhatRead More

Intel's Haswell Xeon E5-2600 V3: The New Server Solution?

At the end of August 2014, Intel took the wraps off its Haswell-E line of CPUs, a significant upgrade over last year’s Haswell thanks to a focus on sheer throughput and performance. Now, the chipmaker is rolling out the Xeon E5-2600 V3: here’s why you should take a look at this new CPU.  The Workhorse, Revisited Intel’s E5 lineup hasRead More

How the Cloud is Changing Productivity

How do Microsoft Office Online, Apple iWork for iCloud, and Google Drive compare? Are web apps the future? Learn more about how the cloud is shaping our productivity

Supercomputers, Raspberry Pis, and Building a New Universe!

This week has seen a couple very interesting stories in high performance computing. We shared both of them over our Facebook and Twitter channels. The first was cast as quite possibly the cheapest supercomputer you could build… and it used Raspberry Pis and legos! Ever dreamt of owning a supercomputer but didn’t have millions of dollars to spare? Thanks toRead More

Brittany Wenger Wins Google Science Fair for Programming

17-year old wins Google Science Fair for Programming

Context aware computing

Never drunk dial again. That is the promise from Intel CTO, Justin Rattner, as he discussed context aware computing and the next generation of personal devices, at the annual Intel Develop Forum in San Francisco. Combining GPS technology with data from microphones, cameras, heart monitors and brain scans, new apps could track and document your every move. Don’t worry about takingRead More

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