Compact cooler for Intel Xeon Scalable series processors, compatible with both mounting types: Narrow ILM and Square ILM. It has two 92mm Pull-and-Push fans, so if you install it on a 2-CPU motherboard, you get a 4-fan tube.
The Xeon D SoCs have made it possible to create very compact yet powerful motherboards for storage and networking applications. The newest motherboard from ASRock Rack based on Xeon D-2143IT has 4 Oculink ports, two M2 slots, a new more convenient BMC interface, and generally amazes with its capabilities.
This 2.4 TB hybrid hard disk for servers is interesting because it supports non-volatile write cache and has a 16 GB NAND read buffer. We tested it to see how the cache accelerates applications, whether WCE is set to 1, and to see if it is economical to use hybrid drives.
There is an opinion that in the server all BIOS settings that relate to RAM should be left in the "Auto" value, install modules in pairs, of the same manufacturer and the same size, buy only one manufacturer and even one series. We received two Transcend DDR4-2400 ECC RDIMMs for testing, and today we will test ancient myths and see what memory actually affects when it comes to two types of virtual machines: VDI (virtual desktop) and SQL.
Aquantia network chips are increasingly being distributed as an expensive home or low-cost business solution for 10-Gigabit networks. We compared the company's youngest chip with Intel's flagship network card when working with file operations, and the results were amazing.
For keeping the 'cold' data, where, first of all, the volume in terabytes per one unit of the server rack is important, there are compact 1U enclosures that can accommodate 12 3.5-inch hard drives. Integrators and assemblers can use ready-made server kits for these needs, or assemble storage systems on their own in special cases, such as the Chenbro RM14500. It is for such purposes that ASRock Rack, the server division of the familiar ASRock company, releases the EPC612D4U-2T8R motherboard for Intel Xeon LGA2011 v3 processors.