quote:Since the architecture is the same, how can a 1.25 factor in clock lead to a 2.65 factor in performance? Then I remembered you're varying TWO factors at once making it impossible to compare the numbers.... how dumb is that in benchmark testing??
quote:It's also a pity you guys didn't test with the AMD servers to see how they scaled
quote:In comparison, with 2U servers, we save about 130W or about 30% thanks to Twin 1U system
quote:And I guess it doesn't hurt the "enthusiast" is reminded that "pcs" can also be fascinating in another role than "Hardcore gaming machine" :-). Many of my students need the same reminder: being an ITer is more than booting Windows and your favorite game. My 2-year old daughter can do that ;-)
quote:Most of the above, and many other technologies for me, are just a means to an end, not entertainment.
quote:*this* 'gamer' you speak of knows a good bit more about 'IT' than you give him credit for,
quote:am a *real* hardware enthusiast, who would rather be reading about technology, instead of reading yet another 'product review'.
quote:Especially since any person worth their paygrade in IT should already know how this system (or anything like) is going to perform beforehand.
quote:A lot of data administrators are very capable certified people in the world of networking and Server OS. But very few know their hardware or can decently size it. I read a book from O'reilly about datacenters a while ago. The stuff about the electrical and networking part of datacenters was top notch. The part about storage, load balancing and sizing were very average. And I believe a lot of people are in that case.
quote:Also, you're insistence on a redundant power supply, I think, misses the point completely. You can buy Supermicros with redundant power supplies, and if that's what you wanted, review one of them.