At ICC we’ve now deployed the ICC AXIS™ R-725a. Testing on the EPYC 7000 series in our lab showed an increase of ~.1GHz in performance per core on these high core count processors with liquid cooling vs. air. While that does not seem like a big number, it yields a massive performance increase across 32, 64, or 128 cores. ICCRead More
Supercomputing & High Density Racks
Prepping a System for Subzero Overclocking
Linux System Load Averages
The Super-binned 9990XE perfectly illustrates current and future issues with power draw and cooling
The CPU for the Modern Data Center: Intel® Xeon® E5-2600 v2 'Ivy Bridge-EP' (Server Talk Episode 7)
InfiniBand: The Competitive Advantage (Server Talk Episode 6)
Server Talk Episode 5: Intel Releases Xeon Haswell CPUs
Server Talk Episode 4: Storage Media
Server Talk Episode 3: An Intro to RAID
Server Talk Episode 2: What are GPUs?
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
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
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
Learn more about the new Xeon E5 v2 Ivy Bridge-EP Processors
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
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
From the evolution of spindle disks through solid-state and PCI-e technology, we explore the pros and cons of different storage media
You may have heard the term RAID before but been confused about what exactly it does. In this episode of “Server Talk” Alexey and Mike explore what RAID is and why it’s important for your applications and business.
Ever wonder what exactly a GPU is and does? Now’s your chance to find out in episode 2 of our podcast “Server Talk”!