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    Server Noob attempting first TrueNas-ProxMox-AutoRipping Machine Server Builds

    Hello, I need some help on a project that I am working on. I apologize for the length, but I wanted to be thorough. Background: I am a CCNA guy, server noob, who works in IT and through my job, I was able to acquire a lot of free decommissioned equipment from various data centers and server...
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    New guy here with some questions.

    So I recently bought a Dell PowerEdge R710 that I was hoping to install either UnRaid or FreeNAS on. Within one of those I was wanting to run either Plex, Emby, or Jellyfin and a few other things maybe within virtual machines. The server I have now has a PERC6i raid controller connected to 2...
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    Mellanox ConnectX-2 Still Good?

    Hi there. I have recently started building a homelab based on a custom NAS and a few R710's. I am looking to upgrade to 10G networking (point to point, NAS to workstation R710) and am wondering if the ConnectX-2 cards (mnpa19-XTR) are still any good? I've heard that they are plug and play in...
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    NAS - New Build ( Advice & Recommendations)

    Build’s Name: Lion Operating System/ Storage Platform: KVM (CentOS) or ESXi CPU: Intel - Xeon E3-1220 V5 3GHz Quad-Core CPU Cooler: Noctua - NH-L9i 33.8 CFM CPU Cooler Motherboard: SUPERMICRO MBD-X11SSH-F-O Micro ATX Server Motherboard LGA 1151 Intel C236 Chassis: U-NAS NSC- 810A Drives: 8x...
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    Newbie needs to buy a high-end server - advice please!

    Dear server experts! I am a researcher looking into buying a high-end server for some memory-intensive simulations (mostly finite-element method for those that are interested). I know that I'll need a minimum of 1TB of RAM, as many physical cores as I can get (for parallel computing), and an...
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    Very curious but overwhelmed...should I get into all the crypto currency fun?

    So with all the talk about crypto currency and hearing my colleagues and even vendors I work with talk about their "profit" after getting into mining, I can't deny that it all sounds extremely enticing. However, the more I look into it the more confused and overwhelmed I get. Also looking at...
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    Newbie Build, need input

    Hi I'm new to the forums. I've been building home servers for a long time but usually repurposed home PCs using Windows NT/2000 or FreeNAS. I'm excited to get into more enterprise-class hardware and software. I just wanted to make sure my plans for my build are on the right track. Chassis -...
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    Running H8iR without backplane/extender?

    Hi All, New member and new to servers. I guess I have what would be a fairly simple question to most here. Can I use the SuperMicro H8iR without the backpane board? I'll be putting 8 2TB drives on it, with another bunch of drives running off the motherboard. Some background. I'm replacing a...
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    Newbie question: FC transceivers for Infiniband

    I can get some 4x16bit QSFP transceivers for free, however from my understanding these are originally intended for FC. Does the link protocol really matter? Isn't it just a physical conversion layer and as long as the transfer bitrate keeps up I could use these for QDR Infiniband or do I really...