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    (US) 90 dollar Wyse 5070 Thin client/mini-server?

    Judging by the teardown pics, it looks like both the base and extended 5070 have an M.2 E-Key slot. Has anyone tried one of these with a Coral Edge TPU yet? The new Coral Edge Dual TPU requires an E-key slot that presents two PCIe 1x bus - which technically should be provided by the standard...
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    New rack scratching wood floors when moved

    Something like this: TrafficMaster Tri-Rib Charcoal 24 in. x 36 in. Vinyl Door Mat-6044419072x3 - The Home Depot Instead of an entry mat, you could also use a regular vinyl floor protector, cut to length: TrafficMaster 27 in. x 12 ft. Wide Rib Utility Black Floor Protector-4521217HD - The Home...
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    New rack scratching wood floors when moved

    Get some of those commercial-grade door mats with the rubber backing. Your local home supply store should carry them. They're very thin and very durable - the rubber lip is about an eight of an inch and the mat itself is a quarter inch at most. Even with a fully loaded rack, you should have...
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    Ceph Performance

    Jumbo frames will not do much for you on a 1Gb NIC these days. The big appeal with jumbo frames is reducing the processing overhead by sending more data in fewer frames, but just about everything a NIC does is offloaded to the controller, and modern controllers are more than sufficient to max a...
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    Ampere Altra A1 vs Raspberry Pi 4B

    I've been playing around with my Oracle Cloud account in recent days, specifically the Ampere Altra VMs that were recently moved into their Always Free tier. After reading the coverage here on STH and seeing benchmarks against mainstream Xeon and Epyc platforms, I was most curious to see how it...
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    Did anyone here ditch vSphere for Proxmox, other?

    No, I just run the standard Dell power bricks for each.
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    Did anyone here ditch vSphere for Proxmox, other?

    Yeah, I meant having a main storage server where the OS is not virtualized. That's originally what I did with the R720 until I P2V'ed the OS so I could install Proxmox and run some other VMs on the same hardware. That was a few years ago, when my only other hypervisor was an Intel NUC...
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    Embiggening The Home NAS: Rebuilding a Supermicro SuperStorage To Its Former Glory

    At one point I had an SGI Octane as well - so heavy you'd think it was made of lead, and the thermals could pass for a space heater. The O2 is a lot easier to keep around for casual nostalgia, but the plastic skins have gotten so brittle that every time I go to move it, I worry that something...
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    Did anyone here ditch vSphere for Proxmox, other?

    Until very recently, I had 4 Proxmox VE hypervisors. One was a Dell Poweredge R720 with 2x10Gb, and the other 3 are assorted generations of Dell Optiplex micros each with 1Gb NICs. The R720 hosted my NAS using PCIe passthrough for the HBA to a VM inside Proxmox. I recently moved my storage...
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    SM CSE 826 sweet deal

    I went for the original X10DRH-CT that matched my chassis. I toyed with the notion of using a standard ATX board, but between the cost of new components and needing to sort out cable extensions and I/O cables, going with a Supermicro board seemed more hassle-free. The hardest part was finding...
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    Did anyone here ditch vSphere for Proxmox, other?

    I dropped ESXi for Proxmox in my lab. That was in the vSphere 6.x days, and I haven't worked with 7 since then so some of this might be irrelevant, but the result was overwhelmingly positive. Pros: Lots of RAM and storage freed up from no longer having to run vCenter in a VM. Even at the...
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    Embiggening The Home NAS: Rebuilding a Supermicro SuperStorage To Its Former Glory

    The Supermicro racked up underneath the R720 it's replacing. And as an added treat, below it is my vintage SGI O2 running SGI IRIX 6.5. Top-down on the newly rebuilt SuperStorage. Coming from the R720, I really appreciate having a standard EATX layout to work with. Compared to the standard...
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    Embiggening The Home NAS: Rebuilding a Supermicro SuperStorage To Its Former Glory

    Build’s Name: The Way Overkill Home ZFS NAS Operating System/ Storage Platform: Debian Linux 11 "Bullseye" CPU: 2x Intel Xeon E5-2630 v4 (10c/20t) Motherboard: Supermicro X10DRH-CT Chassis: Supermicro SuperChassis 826BE1C-R920LPB Drives: 2x SK hynix Gold S31 500GB SATA3 2.5" SSDs - ZFS mirror...
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    SM CSE 826 sweet deal

    Mine just arrived. I confirmed the PSUs are PWS-920P-SQ and the backplane is BPN-SAS3-826EL1. It also came with the plastic air shroud. I am a little bummed because the listing photo had inner rails and mine doesn't - but this is such a good deal that I'm honestly torn over whether it's worth...
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    SM CSE 826 sweet deal

    The original listing is out of stock but it looks like the same seller has another lot here: https://www.ebay.com/itm/254839181901?epid=1631170129&hash=item3b5599524d:g:5nUAAOSwWdVgB0Cn I just snagged one. Thanks for the thread!