Real pain in the ass though. Won't fit into a chassis of any kind. The one I have I mounted onto plexiglass and the plexi onto a rackmount shelf. The motherboard took up the -entire- width. Power supply has to be behind or in front of the motherboard, not to the side of it like any other...
How is that "crazy expensive"? You're trying to connect as many super expensive GPUs as possible. For the whole rig the motherboard would be what, 5% of the total cost at $300? Less?
Server motherboards with a lot of lanes on them (say, 60 pcie lanes across 7 slots) also cost in that ballpark...
I've bought hundreds of these, they're great.
Use a static wrist strap when handling them. I've had a decent number fail during handling before taking this precaution, unlike normal SSDs which are less sensitive, this has exposed electronics.
Looking at similar Brocade adapters, 16i hba runs $700-800, and the raid card well over $1000.
So if a pcie switch card runs 300 bucks yeah theres zero reason to use an hba or raid card for that function.
An hba might be simple enough to be a raw pcie switch if they wanted to do that. Probably not well suited to that purpose but hypothetically possible.
A raid card on the other hand obscures from the OS as to what drives are connected, presenting the OS with a virtual drive for each array. In...
For the last few years I've only bought the HGST branded, or, for more recent drives, HGST-production-line WD enterprise disks.
Old school WD Black / Raid edition drives were fine too, but not relevant these days.
WD Blue was a "Seagate quality" drive model -- won't touch any of that class of...
Michael Burry sees index funds as being in a huge bubble. Given that valuations have been getting out of whack on the heavily indexed securities, and what with money flows favoring them for quite some time, it's easy to see the logic in this position.
At the same time, "the market can remain...
Right now, most of these have dual 2680v3, 64gb ram. Ubuntu. All drives individually addressed with their own mount point (no raid or anything fancy). 10g networking to move plot files onto the servers.
Market dynamics are reasonably simple at a macro level, as all crypto is going in the same direction at the same time:
Net cash inflows < Net cash outflows = Price is tanking
Not just for this coin but for crypto in general.
Only reason you had the explosion in crypto prices the last year or...