Recent content by AdditionalPylons

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    EU WTB: Samsung SM863/SM883 960GB or bigger, SATA M.2 & DDR3 RDIMMs

    Hi! If you still have these 16GB SSDs I'd be happy to buy two. What would postage to Sweden cost? (I wasn't sure if the stock status in the first post is updated. It says 18.)
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    IDRAC power consumption when server is powered off?

    Does anybody know what the power consumption of a Dell server is when the server is off but with IDRAC running? In particular I am interested in 12 and 13 gen systems such as R720/R630/R730 if it matters. The reason for asking is that I am thinking about getting a server to put at my parents'...
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    NBase-T product watch

    Has anyone tried these cheap generic 2.5 GbE USB NICs? They are available from very many sellers on e.g. Aliexpress for less than $17: https://www.aliexpress.com/wholesale?trafficChannel=main&d=y&CatId=0&SearchText=rtl8156b&ltype=wholesale&SortType=price_asc&groupsort=1&page=1 On Amazon (UK at...
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    NBase-T product watch

    QNAP just launched their QSW-1105-5T switch, which has 5 ports at 2.5 Gbps. Product page: QSW-1105-5T - Features My initial thoughts after just reading online: This is the first “cheap” switch with only 2.5GbE ports. (€120, so of course not “lunch money” as 5-port 1GbE switches have become.)...
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    Are there 2.5GBase-T SFP+ modules?

    That is interesting. I stand corrected. Thanks!
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    Are there 2.5GBase-T SFP+ modules?

    I can think of at least three reasons, all dealbreaking for the people it concerns: 1. 10 GbE does not support Power over Ethernet. 2. There are thousands of metres of CAT5E in schools, universities, corporate buildings etc. that needs something faster than 1 GbE to connect to WiFi access...
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    NBase-T product watch

    I got tired of trying to find a good overview of NBASE-T products, so I made a spreadsheet myself: NBASE-T products It is most likely missing some products, but you can help me adding more products either by commenting in the sheet, sending me an e-mail or replying to this post.
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    Dual e5-2670 and 256gb of DDR3 $600 with no bids. Ends in 6 hours

    He has two negative feedback this year for this item alone. I'd be careful.
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    Intel Xeon E5-2670 Deal and Price Tracking

    I paid $42.60 for shipping and then Norwegian 25% VAT on top of everything when it arrived (there is no toll on computers in Norway, but VAT is of course added), and a fee to the Norwegian Post for handling the import (approximately either €15 or €30, I can't remember), but I'm not sure how that...
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    Intel Xeon E5-2670 Deal and Price Tracking

    I also bought this kit from Natex in May and they sent it to me in Norway. It was well packaged and everything in perfect order and has been working well ever since. I can definitely recommend them! There's a whole thread about those deals here on the forum and Pam seems to have been helpful...
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    Intel Xeon E5-2670 Deal and Price Tracking

    To add to the difficulties, like many others here also report Turbo Boost automatically keeps my E5-2670 at 3 GHz even under full load on all cores, so I never see 2.7 GHz. Not sure about how the E5-2695 does, but for my use case I would surely take 12 cores over 8 if they drop in price further...
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    Intel Xeon E5-2670 Deal and Price Tracking

    My guess is this will not happen, simply because there has not been a lot of large scale installations of that processor. The W suffix indicates that it's made for workstations, with higher frequency and TDP, which is not easy to handle in a tightly packed rack environment. The reason we're...
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    Intel Xeon E5-2670 Deal and Price Tracking

    I see your point, but in my opinion the whole point going with these Sandy Bridge Xeons is performance/cost, not per watt, and I'm not sure if it's a good idea to buy them and have them sitting idle most of the time. Lower power solutions may be both more efficient and cheaper then, of course...
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    Intel Xeon E5-2670 Deal and Price Tracking

    If you don’t yet have a use case for your powerful server/workstation you can always consider helping out at the World Community Grid. It’s a distributed computing project by research groups from all over the world. Currently running projects are mostly about biomedicine and protein folding, but...
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    Intel Xeon E5-2670 Deal and Price Tracking

    I spent some time looking for dual 2011 motherboards in Europe on eBay some time ago, but couldn't find any cheaper than about €300, so I finally ended up ordering from Natex.us (see list of deals and discount codes in other thread). Even with toll and VAT added upon import it works out much...