I have a bunch of parts -some E5-2690v4 cpus and Xeon Gold cpus, big cases, DDR4 ECC ram.
Looking for a motherboard that can handle 2x RTX4090 or 4x3080/3090.
Considering Supermicro H12SSL-i or H11SSL-i (and sell the xeon cpus); Asrock EPYC ROME-D8; ASUS SAGE c621 WS; ASUS X99 WS.
I have about 60TB of data stored accross 1TB-8TB drives in 3 machines+boxes. Dell T7610 and Lenovo P510 won't identify >3TB SATA. Need a (ideally) cheap solution. Is anyone using tape drives for cold storage? What tape backup systems+tape types would you recommend?
I can't find any specs on the height of the 2* mini SAS controllers on these boards. Are they tall enough to prevent full length GPU's from being fully inserted into the upper pcie slots?. I'd hate to buy one of these cards and find full length gpus couldn't fit.
Has anyone built a home cluster using different spec machines?
I have 2x dual cpu E5 26xx v2 boxes, a E5-2690v3 and a dual scalable Xeon box, all with varying ram from 64-370GB. Network is 1G but in process of upgrading to 10G.
Workload would be scientific compute on CPUs.
Would SLURM be...
After buying a Dell PERC h710 mini for an R720 server that had no controller card, I now find that in order to run drives without RAID copy (I need the storage space, don't really care for redundancy) I can only run RAID 0 which requires me to turn the disks into one big drive. Problem is I want...
Decided to finally pull the server out of storage to sell it, and found, after 2 hours or checking that the h710 mini was not properly seated in the socket. Once firmly in, then it appeared in the startup text and could <CTL><R> into setup for it.
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Xeon gold CPUs seem to be in the sweet spot for price/performance, platinum seem overpriced.
Any of the following would do
To give an indication of what these are going for on eBay, the 6152 (which is the top of the range I'm looking at) are USD $299...
I bought a H710P mini. All cables are connected and look in good condition.
When i try hardware diagnostics i get error: "hard drive not cennected or controller not supported".
I then borrowed a H710 mini from another machine and got same message.
Daignostics screen says "internal storage...
I worked out there is no raid controller card (mini type) - its empty just in from of the back right region of server. I have a H310 (pcie adalter type) card from a T3600 workstation, can i use this? If i plug it into pcie slot, what cables do i need to attach to enable the backplate?
I just bought an R720, came with 2 SATA drives plugged into backplate. The machine has no raid card and I dont need raid. Came from a data center and used with hypervisor for compute without disks.
In bios there is no mention of disks, in f10 settings, says disk unavailable.
When boot linux...