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    EU [FS] Intel Optane SSD 900P 280GB, AIC PCIe x4

    Took me a while to put the drive into my server and let it run for a couple of days. Delivery was quick, well packaged, optane disk as advertised, works 100%, payment via Revolut. Recommending @onewithforce as a great seller.
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    Booting Supermicro X9DRD-7LN4F from PCIE NVME

    On X79, C602 chipsets I've had successfuly booted without any bootloader extra steps, just bios settings, with Intel nvme drives (750 and Optane 905, aic's), but could not with Samsung (960 Evo or 970 Evo plus). It worked on asus pe79-z8-ws and dell r620. It was 3-4y ago, maybe there are some...
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    Which CPU for fast Wordpress server? (Threadripper or Epyc)

    @Patrick I totally agree on this: cache is the fastest thing you can do to speed up your site. And that Optane is great. We decided to save FastNGINX full page cache files on Optane or ZFS that has Optane for L2ARC, so most of NGINX cache checks hit RAM or Optane. They are almost instant (I...
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    Which CPU for fast Wordpress server? (Threadripper or Epyc)

    I agree with @amalurk that in cases of serving static Wordpress pages you do not need your own server. That is why Cloudflare is willing to serve your static HTML pages real quick globally for a small amount of money. They are basically saying "You keep your sluggish, bloated, unoptimal code on...
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    Which CPU for fast Wordpress server? (Threadripper or Epyc)

    This is our guideline for picking up a "php" cpu https://www.klik-mall.com/web/blog/2-new-php-performance-numbers-for-a-better-estimate-of-real-life-performance-by-a-specific-cpu/5087 A week from now, I'd get a new ryzen 5900/5950x. A no brainer. But for a really fast wordpress site if cached...
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    Building web server

    I was not able to find any benchmarks on that one, but you assume correct. Xeon Silver 4215R CPU will likely do much better than Gold 5222 or Gold 5217. I will have to take a step back back on some Silver Xeons R's as if I recall Intel decided to "Refresh cascade lake" CPUs by upgrading them...
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    Building web server

    I agree with this @amalurk "There is however huge return on optimizing WordPress themes, the scripts used in the theme and caching and CDN for images." No server is powerful enough to be fast for "bloated sites". But not so sure about this "If you want a globally fast TTFB on a budget...
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    Building web server

    First - you can tackle TTFB on 2 fronts: hardware and software. This discussion is mostly for hardware as software brings up a lot more to the table (but will reply to that in a separate post). The assumption is that @Jaguaras will keep their shop on Wordpress/WooCommerce and changing the...
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    Intel Xeon Gold 6258R Review A Part Intel Needed

    And this seems to be getting worse and worse for Intel as AMD Ryzen Threadripper PRO 3995WX PassMark - AMD Ryzen Threadripper PRO 3995WX - Price performance comparison Clockspeed: 2.7 GHz Turbo Speed: 4.2 GHz Cores: 64 Threads: 128 joins the game.
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    Building web server

    This will be helpful, probably to many looking at self-hosting WP, Magento etc. Just finished and published our analysis about PHP performance based on CPU SKU 2 new PHP performance numbers for a better estimate of real-life performance by a specific CPU / Development - Klik-MALL.com and...
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    Intel Xeon Gold 6258R Review A Part Intel Needed

    Just did an analysis on "PHP performance by various CPUs" trying to create a framework which SKUs seem best for for our SaaS on LEMP (similar service to Shopify). This chart persuing single-thread (PHP) performance while also keeping an eye on max. throughput might be a nice addition as a take...
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    Building web server

    There are without a doubt many benefits of "quick deploy, cheap, managed, redundant power,..." hosting packages but you pay with a performance-penalty. How big is a case by case. My guess is someone with 100k products WooCommerce store has already tried all the benefits of "Shared hostings"...
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    Building web server

    We run a PHP-based SaaS and also host couple of Wordpress sites. imho Xeon silver (and all Xeons with low base clock speeds) might be a very poor choice for a WooCommerce (or Magento) site as you will need a significant portion of non-cached performance (shop, cart, admin, stock...). PHP is a...
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    Intel Optane P4800x vs P900

    I'd even say that this is true in an exponential way. Remember Kill Bill 2 training scene Uma: "I can (punch trough the wood) but not that close" Master: "Than you can't!" :) Like "Optane can lift 100kg with one arm while others need all four limb in sync to do so and still do a bit worse"...
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    Comparison: Intel i350-T4 Genuine vs Fake

    This topic helped me a lot solving my dilemas, where to start looking with this purchase... so I wanted to share my last purchase just days ago. 3x I350 what seems to be genuine cards + with a solid price tag. My pics included, delta label embossed, recognized by Win10 without any need for...
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    Enabling fastpath on 9260-8i

    Update for Windows 10: If you have MegaRaid Storage manager installed on WIN 10, you can CMD (as administrator) C:\Program Files (x86)\MegaRAID Storage Manager>storcli -AdpAllInfo -aALL Adapter #0 ============================================================================== Versions...
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    Enabling fastpath on 9260-8i

    @mobilenvidia Thank you for these instructions. Currently, I have a LSI 9270CV-8i with 4xHDD in RAID 10 mode (worked pretty well for couple of years) It is a LSISAS2208 controller and even though it is a Dell's card, key IQ3TCNMDM6DCXGQ24J1IWR56FX2RAGWES7T822AZ trial works without problems...
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    The days of 2011 is dimming?

    I doubt I can make Epyc look bad :) But if I had to try to pose a challenge... (dislaimer: I am not trying to promote our projects as most of you are not target groups, but I feel real-life examples can add value and some clicks and "animation" to discussions like this) We run a SaaS service...
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    The days of 2011 is dimming?

    @Patrick these (and ryzen 3900x) numbers to me at least look like an anomaly. I've been looking at 2k single core and 20k multicore passmark as "ok, here it gets quite useful". Now all numbers went 50% up and left me wondering why even bother with non-AMD 3000 stuff?! But I see memory latency...