What You Need to Know about the World’s Fastest Overclocked Server

When it comes to high frequency trading, speed is a major priority. You need to have the fastest network and servers to ensure that there are little to no latency between one’s desktop and the exchanges. When it comes to servers, there are a lot on the market today. However, only a few have the capacity and juice to guaranteeRead More

ISC West 2014 Kicks Off!

Yesterday we touched down in Las Vegas, Nevada for the largest physical security show in North America: ISC West. Featuring over 1,000 exhibitors in one place in just 3 days, ISC West brings together manufacturers, dealers/installers, and corporate end-users of security products and services… not to mention system integrators (like yours truly) from around the world. We are thrilled toRead More

Intel Atom processors vs. Intel Xeon processors for server clusters

When it comes to server processors, bigger and faster isn’t always better. Linux Magazine has published an article about how using less powerful processors (but more of them) can actually be a smarter decision than using top-of-the-line CPUs. The author of the article, Douglas Eadline, compares building a cluster with Intel Xeon processors to creating one with Intel Atom CPUs.Read More

Servers and liquid cooling

If you’ve ever been in a hot server room where noisy fans were whistling from all corners of the server racks, then perhaps you may have wondered to yourself, Isn’t there a better way to cool this place? As it turns out, there are different ways to cool servers. ServerWatch.com published an article about these alternative methods of temperature controlRead More

The I/O Bottleneck and Solid-State Drives (SSD)

HPCintheCloud.com, a new and highly-recommended website, has a recent article describing the I/O Bottleneck and how solid-state storage can overcome it. In a nutshell, the I/O Bottleneck is a performance problem in computer hardware as a result of storage technology falling behind the times. Server performance is largely determined by three factors – processor speed, networking speed and storage driveRead More