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  1. Patrick

    Hardware Failures in 2021 - Post yours!

    Apparently, I did not see a thread for this. Lost a 64GB DIMM that got a bit hot.
  2. Patrick

    Looking for some Dell Part Number help DSS FE1

    Dell has a part, the DSS FE1. It has a PCIe switch and allows you to put 20 M.2 NVMe SSDs into a double-width PCIe x16 slot. Does anyone know what the part number for this is? I see configured units for $15K-25K list but I wonder if there is an unpopulated option.
  3. Patrick

    Shaping the sub-forum discussion

    The purpose of this forum is to provide a place to post jobs whether they are full/ part-time hires or if they are just for bounties to get something specific done. Here is a thread to start this off with a few areas I would like feedback on: Minimum Post Requirement: STH has many lurkers...
  4. Patrick

    Rough Content Plan March 2021

    Hey everyone, Family health issues have not subsided. We have more people in the hospital, not less so I am quite backed up right now. The sleep I got last night was in an ER parking lot. Tomorrow is going to be the first piece where I am going to have to pull a swap because something is simply...
  5. Patrick

    A cool ~3 minute video on Mars

    I just saw this and thought I would share. NASA video of the Perseverance Mars Rover landing. NASA's Perseverance Mars Rover on Twitter: "Your front-row seat to my Mars landing is here. Watch how we did it. #CountdownToMars https://t.co/Avv13dSVmQ" / Twitter I have no idea why, but I find...
  6. Patrick

    A quick update

    Perhaps this is a precursor to the 2021 Q1 letter, but just giving a glimpse of behind-the-scenes. Content Doing content for STH this quarter has been extremely challenging. In Q4 we started seeing companies shift desires to get Cascade Lake/ Rome servers reviewed. These reviews take weeks so...
  7. Patrick

    E-mail Confirmation Button Missing?

    I am just making this sticky thread since once or twice a week we get folks who e-mail asking why they cannot register. Each time it is due to there being no confirmation button in the e-mail. Of the last 50 cases going back to mid-2020, every time it has been due to an improperly configured...
  8. Patrick

    Lenovo M90n-IoT $200

    If you wanted a low-cost node, not as good as many of the TMM nodes, but this is a passively cooled unit with 2x NICs, 4GB, low-power Core i3, Win 10 home, and a 128GB SSD: $200 here Lenovo ThinkCentre M90n IoT Desktop, i3-8145U, UHD graphics, 4GB, 128GB SSD | eBay Not too bad really for...
  9. Patrick

    Canon EOS C70 Real-world Usage Notes

    I am ultra-excited. I finally had a Canon EOC C70 show up. Four pre-orders with different shops on the launch day in September and now in mid-December, the first arrived. For the STH YouTube, I have been using the Canon C200 which is fabulous. There are two features I really wanted that the...
  10. Patrick

    MAJOR EVENT - Please Read

    Hi everyone. I absolutely hate to have to break this one, but I did something bad and I need everyone to be aware of what happened. Earlier today, I was going through the reports, and someone reported one of @hmartin 's posts as spam. It was not. I misclicked and it removed something like 188...
  11. Patrick

    Is anyone else getting stir crazy?

    I just wanted to vent a bit and see how others are handling this. Last year, as an example, I flew over 140,000 miles just on United. There were a few other flights on China Eastern Airlines and others as well. On average, I was on a plane once every five days. I was commenting to Will...
  12. Patrick

    Lenovo M90n $399

    I saw this and am pretty excited for it. Lenovo via Ebay : https://www.ebay.com/itm/Lenovo-ThinkCentre-M90n-i5-8365U-w-vPro-8GB-512GB-SSD-Win-10-Pro-1-Yr/164397882269 Same price on the Lenovo website...
  13. Patrick

    Hot Chips 32 (2020) Coverage

    Just as a heads-up, we are now thoroughly in the Hot Chips 32 (2020) coverage zone. For the next few days, expect a lot of really cool chip disclosures. I think we have what is normally a week and a half worth of coverage between Sunday and Tuesday.
  14. Patrick

    Need help power wise

    Hey guys, This is going to sound strange. I got a new pellet smoker, a GMG Jim Bowie Prime Plus. Interestingly enough, it uses a DC input. The power input is basically a car cigarette lighter input. I looked it up, and these smokers use very little power. The majority of the cooking is done...
  15. Patrick

    Project TinyMiniMicro: Reviving Small Corporate Desktops

    Project TinyMiniMicro is something I have wanted to look at for some time. There are a lot of home server users out there who need large amounts of storage. Others simply need a server to run a WiFi AP controller, a VoIP solution, and a few other services/ development VMs. What and Why Tiny/...
  16. Patrick

    Any interest in forecast planning type content?

    I have this rough outline for a piece around thinking through server purchases in 2020-2021 or 2022 given what we know of Intel and AMD roadmaps. Just talking about the expected timing of technologies and platforms and how they impact a planning strategy. The issues are that I cannot go into...
  17. Patrick

    My BBQ and Smoker Thread

    This may be abusing General Chat a bit, but I wanted to make a thread anyway. Brisket-01 Finished: St. Louis Ribs-01 Finished Using 3-2-1 Cooking (needed a bit longer as a note to myself): Brisket-02 At the 8-hour mark: Hopefully eating this one in an hour or so. Started prepping the...
  18. Patrick

    HP EliteDesk 705 Mini G3 Notes

    Just putting together some notes. AMD A6-8570E is a dual core two thread CPU. Very slow. Inside, there is an AM4 socket There are two SODIMM DDR4 slots. I have 2x 8GB DDR4-2400 modules installed for 16GB in these units Networking is Broadcom NetXtreme 1GbE. I do not have Wi-Fi on these Two DP...
  19. Patrick

    Big Hardware Failure

    Looks like we just suffered a double-disk failure on one of the Proxmox hosting nodes (dual E5-2698 V4 box.) We had an OS SSD die but because of COVID-19, it never got replaced. Today, it looks like the second drive died. I may actually head to the Fremont data center today.
  20. Patrick

    Fun fact I just saw

    The STH main site is 100% running on AMD EPYC nodes right now. Even their primary backup server is a 7301P hard drive machine. We have run portions of the site on EPYC nodes before, but this is the first time we have had the site 100% on EPYC. The forums are still using Xeon nodes. Firewalls...