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NKrader
02-13-2013, 03:52 PM
This is the thread where you post pics/stats/use of your server!

kromosto
02-14-2013, 12:10 AM
Not an enthusiast one but here is our little but cute server. Runs ms server 2012.

http://dl.dropbox.com/u/60873/server.jpg

NKrader
02-14-2013, 07:21 AM
not an enthusiast one but here is our little but cute server. Runs ms server 2012

stats? Use?

Buckeye
02-14-2013, 08:00 AM
This is a little beast I built awhile ago for a HFT client.

Hardware was 3 servers sporting 3960x's overclocked to 4.8ghz water cooled.
I went and installed this beast at Equinix NY4. Last time I talked with the client he said I keep loading it but it doesn't slow down LOL
The server rack cabinet is mine and stayed here, I just need to fill it back up again.

http://imageshack.us/a/img338/7420/20120601150538.jpg (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/338/20120601150538.jpg/)

http://imageshack.us/a/img534/9373/hssminstallfinished.jpg (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/534/hssminstallfinished.jpg/)

NKrader
02-14-2013, 08:52 AM
This is a little beast I built awhile ago for a HFT client.

Hardware was 3 servers sporting 3960x's overclocked to 4.8ghz water cooled.
I went and installed this beast at Equinix NY4. Last time I talked with the client he said I keep loading it but it doesn't slow down LOL
The server rack cabinet is mine and stayed here, I just need to fill it back up again.


nice :-)

I want a rack so bad but can't rationalize purchase.. not enough space/money (to fill it up)

Buckeye
02-14-2013, 08:58 AM
Yes it is big, but fits right in my work area very well.

I should load it up with a huge water cooling systems and put my main rig inside LOL

kromosto
02-14-2013, 09:52 AM
stats? Use?

ehm ok i will tell but don't flame on me that, am i calling this a server :D .

single e5-2620 with 8gb ram. main aim is tfs and sql server 2012 but also has a vpn just for me.

NKrader
02-14-2013, 10:08 AM
a single p4 prescott rig could be a server, its all about what you can do, no judging, just appreciating others stuff :-)

M.Beier
02-14-2013, 06:06 PM
Upgrading mine soon, will do some pics for this thread :)

Found one of my OLD build, not the current one
https://fbcdn-sphotos-g-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/374270_10150483859489726_412778475_n.jpg

Specs on that one:
E350 by MSI
4GB Corsair Vengeance
Dell PERC 6/i modded with AC GPU cooler, 92mm fan on huge alu block...
picopsu 125W VI
3x F4EG 2TB
Corsair Nova 128GB

Current:
i3-3225 @ 3.5ghz low vcore
Antec H620
Lian Li chassie
GA-Z77MX-D3H
8GB GeIL Enhance
Dell PERC 6/i
Cheiftec 350W 80+ Bronze
4x F4EG 2TB
Corsair Nova 128GB

Next upgrade (waiting for one more part, this part being a cable...)
i3-3225 @ 3.5ghz low vcore
Antec H620
Lian Li chassie
GA-Z77MX-D3H
16GB Kingston confused ram..... Blu RED edition
Dell PERC H700 modded with ThermalRight HR-05 SLI chipset cooler (and 2x 80mm AC 80MM fans ~5v)
Antec Earthwatts 80+ plat
4x F4EG 2TB
Corsair Nova 128GB

Next step for the server; 6*4TB RAID5 + 2x500GB 2.5" RAID1

Power consumption is ~82W at the moment, expected to fall once going H700 + 80 plat, aiming for 70W

[XC] Oj101
02-15-2013, 08:17 AM
I think this makes me the central distribution hub for World Community Grid in South Africa :D

http://i140.photobucket.com/albums/r35/Oj10101/IMG-20121201-WA0017.jpg

NKrader
02-15-2013, 08:22 AM
Oj101;5170701']I think this makes me the central distribution hub for World Community Grid in South Africa :D

wish i knew what it was

but AWESOME! :)

EDIT:
i spy with my an sr-2 logo, what elses!?

[XC] Oj101
02-15-2013, 11:17 AM
2x Xeon E5645 at 3.24 GHz (180 MHz x 18, 185 MHz and above gives a weird slow-down issue)
2x Thermaltake Frio CPU Coolers
1x EVGA Classified SR-2
12x 4 GB (48 GB total) Patriot G2 Series DDR3-1600 (picture shows 16 GB, was taken before my previous payday :p:)
1x Intel 320 Series 120 GB SSD
2x Seagate 500 GB Hard Drive (ST500DM002)
1x Samsung 1.5 TB Hard Drive (HD154UI)
1x Seagate 2 TB Hard Drive (ST2000DL003)
1x Seagate 3 TB Hard Drive (ST3000DM001)
2x Gigabyte GeForce GTX 580 SuperOverclock (picture shows 1x Gigabyte, 1x Asus)
1x Corsair HX1050 Gold PSU
1x Corsair Obsidian 800D Case
0x Optical Drive (digital downloads FTW)

Movieman
02-16-2013, 06:10 PM
Using this right now but next Thursday some new goodies coming...:wasntme:
http://www.xtremesystems.org/forums/showthread.php?280699-Supermicro-SuperWorkstation-7037A-i...A-dual-socket-2011-Beast!
The above system has been a gem, solid and not one complaint.
100% load since April and even walked in one day when the house was 93F and cpu's at 81C and not a hiccup..:up:

Andreas
02-16-2013, 09:06 PM
Last autumn, I built 3 servers for a study project. People might be interested in the hw configs.

Server number 1 (single socket):
Before building the faster server, this one served as a kind of testbed. The goal was to configure it for good I/O performance.
i7-3930K, 64GB, 32 x SSDs via 4 LSI controllers, Mellanox 40 Gbit/sec network adapter

Fast I/O needs parallelism, like cpu bound programs need multicore cpus (or gpu's, if the application fits to this hw approach)
http://www.pbase.com/andrease/image/145577975/original.jpg

Before settling on the Samsung SSDs, I tested approx. 12 different SSDs for my workload. A few of those can be seen here.
http://www.pbase.com/andrease/image/145578861/original.jpg

one of the major benefits of the 4 memory channels of the LGA-2011 socket. They allow decent read performance beyond any LGA-1155 cpu.
16.7 GB/sec
http://www.pbase.com/andrease/image/145940620/original.jpg

Combined workloads with a simultaneous load on the cpu and io subsystem proofed the value of watercooling. The stock and be quiet air coolers limited overall performance. Using a watercooler increased overall performance by 30% on the non-overclocked cpu.
1.3 mio iops with 20 ssd. cpu is limiting the io subsystem here.
http://www.pbase.com/andrease/image/145940622/original.jpg

For flexibility and to facilitate many reconfigurations, i used long sata cables. Optically not nice, but useful.
This picture was taken when the stock vent was still on. wprime and super pi aren't taxing the CPU as heavily as for instance ycrunch, so the benefit of watercooling might not be as big.
http://www.pbase.com/andrease/image/145579048/original.jpg

This server was used for the record runs in ycrunch on calculating pi for 25, 50 and 100 billion digits in the category "single socket systems"
http://www.xtremesystems.org/forums/showthread.php?221773-New-Multi-Threaded-Pi-Program-Faster-than-SuperPi-and-PiFast&p=5153478&viewfull=1#post5153478


The other 2 servers had different design goals. One was build for peak io performance on 2 sockets, utilizing 2 x E5-2687W, 256 GB and 48 ssd's. The goal with the third server was to get 72 terabyte capacity under 150 watt on the plug outlet using one E3-1245v2
http://www.pbase.com/andrease/image/145993029/original.jpg

cheers,
Andy

paulbagz
02-16-2013, 11:10 PM
Andy,

Omfg.

This section was made for you lol.

-PB

NapalmV5
02-17-2013, 02:04 AM
http://www.pbase.com/andrease/image/145577975/original.jpg
http://www.pbase.com/andrease/image/145578861/original.jpg
http://www.pbase.com/andrease/image/145579048/original.jpg

gorgeous! dude youre living my dream congratz! hope to get there in a year or 2

Buckeye
02-17-2013, 05:33 AM
WoW, super sweet setup !

M.Beier
02-17-2013, 06:24 PM
holy cow, I think those controllers and SSDs together cost more than my student income for a couple of years :p:

Movieman
02-17-2013, 09:13 PM
Andreas: I would say OMG! but that is too mild! LOLOL

Andreas
02-18-2013, 03:08 AM
Andreas: I would say OMG! but that is too mild! LOLOL
:-)

Last year, I saw your Romley system. Soon after Intel released the E5-2687W CPUs ...
I did see many systems over the years, but from a total system perspective, this platform really shines.

Especially I/O is at an astonishing level. 6 x LSI controllers make shure data can pass from the ssd's via the pci express 3.0 lanes to memory without too much speed brakes.
http://www.pbase.com/andrease/image/146536101/original.jpg

During the haydays of the project, quite a few SATA cables left the box.
http://www.pbase.com/andrease/image/147562228/original.jpg

rgds,
Andy

figuretti
02-18-2013, 04:34 AM
OMG Andreas.. I don't know what to say.. Only that I love your servers..

NapalmV5
02-18-2013, 05:52 AM
http://www.pbase.com/andrease/image/146536101/original.jpg

yup that right there ^ :yepp:

more power to you! :toast:

El Mano
02-20-2013, 05:56 AM
Oj101, NapalmV, Movieman... I see so many Masters here, this new forum is so exciting :up:
All the XS wisdom now in server flavor too. Great! :clap:

Cookiesowns
02-20-2013, 10:55 PM
Some awesome stuff in this thread, even my machines that could be considered impressive are put down.

That said below are some stuff I got to do last year!

We start off with several retail SSD's and Intel CPUs.
http://i.imgur.com/44W3slZh.jpg

These are a combo of Samsung 830's, Xeon E5's and Xeon E3's.

The best machine that I built was a high density 1U server. With an LSI-9266-4i, Samsung 830 256GB, and 2x1TB Seagate SAS. 128GB of ECC-REG 1600 ram, and Dual E5-2670's

http://i.imgur.com/yWmGD81h.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/R6wRgLQh.jpg

Here's another machine that I've setup with RAID-10 Crucial M4 512GB SSD's on a LSI2208 based ROC.

Dual E5-2660 and "only" 64GB of ram.

http://i.imgur.com/Sq6cPxch.jpg

The picture of the rack in LA.

http://i.imgur.com/vkoY1KY.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/r7dFKDD.jpg

Excuse the crappy cabling job. Had a few machines provisioned as we were on a deadline, thus we weren't able to remove the cables to a few machines without disrupting service so we tried our best to manage it, and I think for my first time in a DC + rack, I did an okay job.

Buckeye
02-21-2013, 05:47 AM
Very nice Cook !

Your down in Irvine I see. I have a client down there... TGS, they are running 40,000+ cores last time I was in there.

Looks at my rack here... man I need to fill this puppy up with stuff like this :)

Andreas
02-21-2013, 09:40 AM
Looks at my rack here... man I need to fill this puppy up with stuff like this :)
A cost effective way to fill it up
http://www.servethehome.com/Server-detail/dell-poweredge-c6100-xs23-ty3-cloud-server-2u-4-node-8-sockets/
rgds,
Andy

Cookiesowns
02-21-2013, 11:06 AM
Very nice Cook !

Your down in Irvine I see. I have a client down there... TGS, they are running 40,000+ cores last time I was in there.

Looks at my rack here... man I need to fill this puppy up with stuff like this :)

Yup, I am indeed. Was planning to provision the gear in a datacenter in Irvine, but the cost of bandwidth there and lack of 10G and transit options swayed us away. We currently have a 10G uplink per rack for our use and is it fun to play with. If only I can get my own dwdm gear setup from LA to Irvine =)

Buckeye
02-21-2013, 12:11 PM
A cost effective way to fill it up
http://www.servethehome.com/Server-detail/dell-poweredge-c6100-xs23-ty3-cloud-server-2u-4-node-8-sockets/
rgds,
Andy

Andy your killing me man, I would love a bunch of those LOL :)

Dang those are very nice prices tho !


Yup, I am indeed. Was planning to provision the gear in a datacenter in Irvine, but the cost of bandwidth there and lack of 10G and transit options swayed us away. We currently have a 10G uplink per rack for our use and is it fun to play with. If only I can get my own dwdm gear setup from LA to Irvine =)

Yeah I am not sure how they do it connection wise, but their server setup is very impressive. It's all their's, no hosted space.

Cookiesowns
02-21-2013, 09:31 PM
Andy your killing me man, I would love a bunch of those LOL :)

Dang those are very nice prices tho !



Yeah I am not sure how they do it connection wise, but their server setup is very impressive. It's all their's, no hosted space.

Do you have more information about "TGS"? Would love to look into them!

s0lid
02-22-2013, 07:46 AM
A cost effective way to fill it up
http://www.servethehome.com/Server-detail/dell-poweredge-c6100-xs23-ty3-cloud-server-2u-4-node-8-sockets/
rgds,
Andy

Bought one with 2 nodes each holding dual L5520's and 48Gigs of ram. New ESXi nodes :D
Soon as i get the server I'll post pictures from my rack cabin.
Goin to hold:
HP1800-24G
Dell2848
Dell C6100 XS23-TY3
Custom ZFS server in Supermicro 823
Dell PowerVault MD1000
HP Storageworks MSA70
5000VA APC Rack UPS

Andreas
03-15-2013, 04:03 PM
The last of the server triple is now done.
After a high capacity storage server and a fast data server, the only thing left was a compute server.

Due to their excellent double precision performance I waited for the availability of the GK110 Kepler GPUs.
The monitor is connected to a small VGA card to keep the 3 Titan's undisturbed crunching.

http://www.pbase.com/andrease/image/149222122/original.jpg

rgds,
Andy

Movieman
03-15-2013, 04:06 PM
^^ Can I borrow just one card? Just one measly one? :D

Andreas
03-15-2013, 04:23 PM
^^ Can I borrow just one card? Just one measly one? :D
:-)
Sure, stop by tommorrow for a traditional Vienna coffee and Sachertorte ....

It was quite "hard" to get 4 cards. 8 Asus cards were shipped to Austria in total until now.
4 cards 4 dealers. But they are fast. and silent. and cool. love it.
My son likes them as well. and borrowed one. only for an hour. yesterday :-)

Andy

Movieman
03-15-2013, 04:42 PM
:-)
Sure, stop by tommorrow for a traditional Vienna coffee and Sachertorte ....

It was quite "hard" to get 4 cards. 8 Asus cards were shipped to Austria in total until now.
4 cards 4 dealers. But they are fast. and silent. and cool. love it.
My son likes them as well. and borrowed one. only for an hour. yesterday :-)

Andy
I would love to drop by for a visit..Will 5PM be too early as that is the fastest flight I can get. :D

Very nice system..Congrats..:up:

Andreas
03-15-2013, 04:57 PM
I would love to drop by for a visit..Will 5PM be too early as that is the fastest flight I can get. :D
Very nice system..Congrats..:up:
5 pm. perfect .
Tomorrow is my birthday and family dinner with friends start at 6pm. You are welcome.
Too bad I can't send Wienerschnitzel and Apfelstrudel as email attachments :)

Anyway, how is your Supermicro Hyperserver project doing?
I do have a (serious) question: The E5 Xeons are locked down by Intel on BCLK, frequencies and mem speed (max 1600 MHz) . How is it possible, that Supermicro can run them at 1866 MHz mem speed? Are these special chips shipped by Intel? Any secrets you can share? Just curious.

with kind regards,
Andy

Movieman
03-15-2013, 06:01 PM
5 pm. perfect .
Tomorrow is my birthday and family dinner with friends start at 6pm. You are welcome.
Too bad I can't send Wienerschnitzel and Apfelstrudel as email attachments :)

Anyway, how is your Supermicro Hyperserver project doing?
I do have a (serious) question: The E5 Xeons are locked down by Intel on BCLK, frequencies and mem speed (max 1600 MHz) . How is it possible, that Supermicro can run them at 1866 MHz mem speed? Are these special chips shipped by Intel? Any secrets you can share? Just curious.

with kind regards,
Andy
Funny you should mention this as the last parts to the build arrived today. No special chips and will try for 106BCLK stable and memory at 2000MHz..Wish me luck!
Oh, real apple strudel....mouth waters..:D

bearcatrp
03-15-2013, 07:18 PM
Hey MM, where is your monster rig at? Thought you would have it here by now. Pure E-peen in this thread. Makes my dually :eek2: at what I see and drool at.

Movieman
03-15-2013, 07:21 PM
Last parts just got here today..Case and these new monster HS

bearcatrp
03-15-2013, 07:31 PM
Last parts just got here today..Case and these new monster HS
Better be posting some pics when you fire that beast up. Notify the nuke plant for extra power yet? :rofl:

Andreas
03-16-2013, 07:46 AM
Just to complete the story. The full family is together now.

10.752 CUDA cores
24 GB GDDR5 RAM,
> 1 TB/sec aggregated memory bandwidth (in the cards)
ca. 6 TFlop/s (double precision), ca. 18 TFlop/s (SP) -
(This is roughly comparable to the #1 position of the Top500 list in 2000, the ASCII White machine for approx 110 million US$)

When PCI 3.0 support is turned on, each card can read/write with about 11 GB/sec on the PCI bus.
For full concurrent PCI bandwidth of all 4 cards, a dual socket SB machine is needed with its 80 PCI lanes and better main memory bandwidth
(With 1600 MHz DDR3, my dual socket SB delivers ca. 80 GB/sec with the stream benchmark)

So, depending on the GPU workload, a LGA 2011 system might be ok (when compute / device memory bound) or a dual-SB board is needed when I/O bound.

http://www.pbase.com/andrease/image/149227998/original.jpg

cheers,
Andy

bearcatrp
03-16-2013, 11:13 AM
When PCI 3.0 support is turned on

cheers,
Andy

HUH? Could you explain? Your saying I have to turn on PCI 3 for my 3770K and my 6850? Thought it automatically did this or is this specific to nvidia cards?

Andreas
03-16-2013, 01:30 PM
HUH? Could you explain? Your saying I have to turn on PCI 3 for my 3770K and my 6850? Thought it automatically did this or is this specific to nvidia cards?

There is a known issue with SandyBridge-E CPU's and NVidia cards.

When Intel released their CPU's they where capable of PCIe 3.0 but yet not certified for the 8GT/s speed. NVidia claimed that there where a lot of timing variations in diverse chipsets and forced the Kepler cards on those CPUs and motherboards to PCIe 2.0 speed. Later they released a little utility where users could "switch" their systems to run in the faster PCI 3.0 mode.
Here is the utility:http://nvidia.custhelp.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/3135/~/geforce-600-series-gen3-support-on-x79-platform
Just use the GPU-Z utility to check which speed your system is using and use the utility.

Generally speaking:
The GTX Titan in its original mode (2.0) had 3,8 GB/sec write speed and 5,2 GB/sec read spead (tested with the utility from the CUDA SDK version 5.0)
After switching the system to 3.0, both read and write are now in the 11 GB/sec range.

People complain often about the sub-linear scaling of SLI and Triple-SLI systems, with sometimes negative scaling when a fourth card is added.
If the application is using a lot of PCI bandwidth, the memory bus gets quickly overloaded by the demands of the graphic cards and the CPU.

Some numbers:
Max theoretical memory bandwidth (Max. theoretical = Guaranteed not to be exceeded)
LGA-1155 socket with DDR3-1600 = 25,6 GB/sec (2 mem channels)
LGA-2011 socket with DDR3-1600 = 51,2 GB/sec (4 mem channels)
Dual LGA -2011 sockets with DDR3-1600 = 102,4 GB/sec (8 mem channels)

Practical limits are strongly impacted by the memory access pattern and can range from 20% to 80% of the max speed.
With the Stream benchmark, 80% seems to be the upper bound.

PCI speed.
Modern CPU feature PCIe 3.0 capabilities, with 1 GB/sec read and (concurrently) 1 GB/sec write speed per PCI-Express lane. So, a x16 PCIe 3.0 socket has a combined I/O speed of 32 GB/sec (16 read and 16 write), completely overwhelming the associated memory speed of an LGA-1155 system. If maximum I/O speed is to be achieved, the bottleneck memory bus has to be upgraded. This can be done with the LGA-2011 socket, which provides up to 40 GB/sec mem speed (measured by stream). "Unfortunately" the LGA-2011 has 40 PCI lanes which - if used effectively - would saturate the 4 memory channels of this system as well. This is what happens when multiple high I/O capable cards are being used (i.e. graphic cards). Even if the memory system would be able to provide enough bandwidth to the PCI subsystem, the CPU does need to compete for memory access as well. A further problem is the cache hierarchy in systems. To maintain memory coherency between what the CPU thinks is stored in the main memory and what devices see, the cache need to be updated or flushed if an I/O card is updating main memory. Which as a consequence, would increase the memory access times of the CPU to these memory addresses significantly (up to 10 fold).

Some relief comes with dual socket LGA 2011 systems. Combined memory bandwidth doubles. Great. If all 4 GTX Titans would transmit data at the same time, there would still be some memory bandwidth be available for the 2 CPUs. To mitigate the aforementioned cache problem, Intel introduced in the dual socket Xeon Systems (Romley platform) a feature called DataDirect. Like in the single socket LGA-2011 system, data from I/O cards are written via the cache to main memory. To avoid that the cache gets completely flushed (easy when the cache is 20 MB and the transfer is i.e. 1 GB ), the hardware reserves only 20 % of the cache capacity for the I/O operation. Leaving enough valid cache content in place that the CPU can work effectively with the remaining capacity. Consequence: Much better and predictable CPU performance during high I/O loads.

One problem is currently not well addressed in these systems. NUMA and I/O affinity. It will take time until applications like games will leverage the available information they could derive via the operating system how the architecture of the system they run on really looks like.

Some examples:
1) If the program thread runs on Core 0 (socket 0) and the main memory is allocated on its own socket = great. if memory is allocated on the other socket, a performance hit settles in.
2) With Sandy/IvyBridge the PCI root complex is on die, creating much better performance on dual socket systems, but also dependencies. If your GPU is connected to a physical PCI slot which is connected to socket 0 and the program in need of the data resides in memory of socket 0, things are great. If the target memory is stored in socket 1, the data of the GPU (connected to socket 0) has somehow to get to socket 1. Here comes QPI (Quick Path Interconnect). If QPI is set in your ROM to energy efficient sleep modes, it always has to wake up to transfer data. Keep it alive for max performance.

It is simple:
For compute bound problems look for the right CPU. For data or IO bound problems look at the memory and IO architecture (and basically forget the CPU)

cheers,
Andy

Evantaur
03-16-2013, 03:16 PM
http://www.pbase.com/andrease/image/149227998/original.jpg

geek :banana::banana::banana::banana:! :rofl:

Movieman
03-16-2013, 03:32 PM
^^ You got that right..I see those four cards and think that one system would have heated my whole house this winter! :D

yojimbo197
03-16-2013, 03:34 PM
I was thinking,"Holy cannoli, this rig has more computing power with the GPU's than the early supercomputers".

and, "Man, I paid less for my first car than this rig probably cost".


and finally: "What the heck is he going to do with all of this computing power?"

bearcatrp
03-16-2013, 10:15 PM
and finally: "What the heck is he going to do with all of this computing power?"
3D :banana::banana::banana::banana:!
Am curious at how much juice this supercomputer eats @100% load of the GPU's? Are all the PCI-E slots full x16 slots?

fuzelogic
03-21-2013, 04:03 PM
Just to complete the story. The full family is together now.

10.752 CUDA cores
24 GB GDDR5 RAM,
> 1 TB/sec aggregated memory bandwidth (in the cards)
ca. 6 TFlop/s (double precision), ca. 18 TFlop/s (SP) -
(This is roughly comparable to the #1 position of the Top500 list in 2000, the ASCII White machine for approx 110 million US$)

When PCI 3.0 support is turned on, each card can read/write with about 11 GB/sec on the PCI bus.
For full concurrent PCI bandwidth of all 4 cards, a dual socket SB machine is needed with its 80 PCI lanes and better main memory bandwidth
(With 1600 MHz DDR3, my dual socket SB delivers ca. 80 GB/sec with the stream benchmark)

So, depending on the GPU workload, a LGA 2011 system might be ok (when compute / device memory bound) or a dual-SB board is needed when I/O bound.

cheers,
Andy

Thanks for the fact regarding your system, it's mind-blowing to think of the power you can fit into a system a decade later and can only make you wonder what the computer will be capable of in the another 10 years. Only if you could go back in time with your machine and sell it to the highest bidder!!!!

NKrader
03-22-2013, 10:36 AM
3D :banana::banana::banana::banana:!
on a side note
I love those, bluray with 3d samsung 55" led..

so much win you cant even explain

Movieman
03-22-2013, 10:38 AM
on a side note
I love those, bluray with 3d samsung 55" led..

so much win you cant even explain

^^..Future owner of the West Coast Viagra francise..:rofl:

Toolius
03-22-2013, 12:22 PM
Hey guys.. just finished up the build for my Storage server...
Its nothing compared to the monsters that run loose here :p:

The config is pretty self explanatory from the pictures :)

Basically its the following:-

Cosmos s2
i3-2120
Maximus 5 formula
Lsi 9261-8i Raid Card ( Setup in Raid 5)
24TB of WD Red Hdd's
Plextor 128GB SSD For Boot
Ax 850
16GB Ram
Gtx 650
H80

The Pictures :)
http://i.imgur.com/A3fBrz0.jpg (http://imgur.com/A3fBrz0)

http://i.imgur.com/rIkYUue.jpg (http://imgur.com/rIkYUue)

http://i.imgur.com/BlGni7X.jpg (http://imgur.com/BlGni7X)

http://i.imgur.com/Ts9Wuui.jpg (http://imgur.com/Ts9Wuui)

http://i.imgur.com/yRsXzGO.jpg (http://imgur.com/yRsXzGO)

http://i.imgur.com/FKQhxCu.jpg (http://imgur.com/FKQhxCu)

http://i.imgur.com/0BrvZYJ.jpg (http://imgur.com/0BrvZYJ)

http://i.imgur.com/zcB0cme.jpg (http://imgur.com/zcB0cme)

http://i.imgur.com/59HlPSD.jpg (http://imgur.com/59HlPSD)

http://i.imgur.com/rHZNgQs.jpg (http://imgur.com/rHZNgQs)

http://i.imgur.com/pseAUK8.jpg (http://imgur.com/pseAUK8)

http://i.imgur.com/nxmXPWt.jpg (http://imgur.com/nxmXPWt)

http://i.imgur.com/zNPo1al.jpg (http://imgur.com/zNPo1al)


Cheers and Kind Regards Always ! :up:

victorc777
03-22-2013, 03:54 PM
Well, my workstation project isn't as awesome as most of the rigs here, but I still want to share my progress. I am building a picture frame workstation case with an ASUS KFSN4-DRE/SAS, 2 Opteron 2358SE's Quad Core 2.4GHz, Firepro V3900, 16GBs DDR2-667 RAM, 750 Watt PSU, and 4 RAIDed 36GB 10K SAS HDD's. Total cost under $300. I am still waiting for the drives, PSU, and SAS cables, they are in transit now. I will start my own thread with all my progress as soon as I get my hardware in.

http://s20.postimg.org/d2f1ikdml/IMG_0582.jpg

http://s20.postimg.org/lfyiiggzh/IMG_0600.jpg

http://s20.postimg.org/mjimuf1ml/IMG_0601.jpg

http://s20.postimg.org/gnax1si65/IMG_0584.jpg

mattkosem
03-23-2013, 06:59 PM
Well, my workstation project isn't as awesome as most of the rigs here, but I still want to share my progress. I am building a picture frame workstation case with an ASUS KFSN4-DRE/SAS, 2 Opteron 2358SE's Quad Core 2.4GHz, Firepro V3900, 16GBs DDR2-667 RAM, 750 Watt PSU, and 4 RAIDed 36GB 10K SAS HDD's. Total cost under $300. I am still waiting for the drives, PSU, and SAS cables, they are in transit now. I will start my own thread with all my progress as soon as I get my hardware in.

I'm working on a <$300 budget rig myself, should have pretty close perf to yours except for seq disk transfers. I went with an Intel Dual S1366 board, 16GB of ram, a 120GB SSD (refurb), and pair of Xeon EC3539s. Shopping mostly on Ebay, but with the SSD, case, and CPU coolers coming from Newegg, I'm at a total of $382 including shipping. I had a spare PSU to use with it, and spare spindle disks, so those costs aren't included. Just waiting for the last parts (the mobo and SSD) to arrive so I can spin it up. Hopefully it'll work out well. Mine is going to be crammed into a pretty small mid tower ATX case once I get the mods done.

--Matt

victorc777
03-24-2013, 01:23 AM
I'm working on a <$300 budget rig myself, should have pretty close perf to yours except for seq disk transfers. I went with an Intel Dual S1366 board, 16GB of ram, a 120GB SSD (refurb), and pair of Xeon EC3539s. Shopping mostly on Ebay, but with the SSD, case, and CPU coolers coming from Newegg, I'm at a total of $382 including shipping. I had a spare PSU to use with it, and spare spindle disks, so those costs aren't included. Just waiting for the last parts (the mobo and SSD) to arrive so I can spin it up. Hopefully it'll work out well. Mine is going to be crammed into a pretty small mid tower ATX case once I get the mods done.

--Matt

Well, I would say your rig will be higher spec'ed than mine. I am limited to DDR2 which is a bummer for me. Also I would like to benchmark our systems once their done, I believe even though your CPU's are lower clocked, they will perform better and they are lower TDP as well, 65 watt XEON to my 137 watt Opty's. I would like to also see how quick your rig boots compared to mine. I'm sure mine would still be a slouch but I can't see myself running SSD's yet. The affordable ones have mixed reviews and the expensive ones are, well, expenisive. Doesn't help that I already bought an SSD 2 years ago and lasted me an afternoon before it dissapeared. Out of all my rigs, this is the first time I have attemped using SAS HDD's, I hope it turns out good for me. Hope your rig does work out well! keep me posted, there is not enough people building dually's just for their home PC, we are far and few in between.

mattkosem
03-24-2013, 07:35 AM
Well, I would say your rig will be higher spec'ed than mine. I am limited to DDR2 which is a bummer for me. Also I would like to benchmark our systems once their done, I believe even though your CPU's are lower clocked, they will perform better and they are lower TDP as well, 65 watt XEON to my 137 watt Opty's. I would like to also see how quick your rig boots compared to mine. I'm sure mine would still be a slouch but I can't see myself running SSD's yet. The affordable ones have mixed reviews and the expensive ones are, well, expenisive. Doesn't help that I already bought an SSD 2 years ago and lasted me an afternoon before it dissapeared. Out of all my rigs, this is the first time I have attemped using SAS HDD's, I hope it turns out good for me. Hope your rig does work out well! keep me posted, there is not enough people building dually's just for their home PC, we are far and few in between.

I guess we'll see. The board I ended up with, due to cost constraints,only has a pair of memory channels for each processor. The SSD is a refurb'd Corsair F120GB2. It's definitely not as good as any of my other SSDs, and sort of a wildcard for reliability, but hopefully better than the spindle disks I have laying around. These chips also only have 2.5 GT/s QPI, which probably sets em back a bit.

I'm down for some bench runs. I'm not sure what I'll be using is box for quite yet, but it'll probably end up becoming my dev workstation if it works out well.

--Matt

DaveB
03-24-2013, 05:53 PM
Well I don't build, need or use any of the high-end servers I've seen in this thread, but have always liked building and using duallie workstations. Here's a compilation of photos duallies I've built over the years that I found on various hard drives. This is probably 2/3 of the systems I've had over the years. I built all of them except the Compaq which I got cheap on eBay with some 1.7 GHz Foster Core Xeons that I replaced with 2.6 GHz Prestonia Core Xeons. I don't have a photo of my first duallie build back in 2000 which was a Rioworks PDVIA dual slot 1 with dual PIII 700 Coppermines OC'd to 933 MHz mounted on Asus S370-DL slotkets. The slotkets provided core voltage adjustment to get the OC stable. Even though it had low memory bandwidth with that VIA chipset, it ran real sweet and I got hooked on duallies. There were other MSI K8T Master2 FARs, Asus K8N-DLs, Iwill ZMax DPs, and Supermicro XDAL-Es that I can't find photos of.

AMD Duallies

http://i50.tinypic.com/wryw74.jpg

http://i49.tinypic.com/dbmpg2.jpg

http://i47.tinypic.com/2lnejxv.jpg


Intel Duallies

http://i50.tinypic.com/no7xi8.jpg

http://i45.tinypic.com/2ldyey8.jpg

My current duallie is in my sig, an mATX Supermicro X7DCA-L with 2xL5408 Xeons tape modded to 2.66 GHz, 24GB Crucial DDR2-667 Reg/ECC, an Intel 80GB SSD boot drive, and a single slot width PowerColor HD 7750 Video card. It's kind of a reprise of one I built back in 2008 in a Lian Li mATX case. With the low voltage xeons it runs very cool and virtually silent - the PSU is a Rosewill fanless modular 500W Silent Night which adds to the silence. I bought the mobo and 8GB of the RAM at anoher forum for $165 shipped as a combo with a pair of 2 GHz E5405s but swapped them out for a pair of L5408s I picked up on eBay for $12 shipped. Here are photos of the initial setup to get it running with a GTX 430 video card I had laying around. And, believe it or not, I got it up and running using an Enermax 270W SFX mATX PSU!

http://i46.tinypic.com/10g9yu1.jpg

http://i47.tinypic.com/s3mujp.jpg

I forgot how loud those Dynatron fans are at boot up, so I replaced them with some quieter 80mm 2,500 RPM fans I had laying around.

http://i46.tinypic.com/b85pbm.jpg

Finally I put it in this Xigmatek GIGAS mATX Cube Case. The case comes with four 120mm 1,000 rpm fans - two in front and two at the rear. I'm using a fan controller that came with the case to turn down the CPU fans and the two front fans to keep it almost dead silent.

http://i45.tinypic.com/2hxnn1u.jpg

Here are some graphs showing how power efficient the L5408s (running @ 2.66 GHz like the L5430s shown in the graphs) actually are when running on a San Clemente (5100) chipset motherboard (no FB-DIMMS). The graphs are from this (http://techreport.com/review/17005/amd-istanbul-six-core-opteron-processors/7) review

http://i47.tinypic.com/2elqq36.jpg

The Xigmatek GIGAS two mountings just for SSDs and another 6 for hard drives. I added a $12 USB 3.0 PCI-e x1 card to activate that front panel USB 3.0 port and installed a 3.5 inch media reader I had laying around with a 5.25 inch front panel bay adapter. I picked up 16GB more of Crucial DDR2 667 Reg/ECC for $60 to get the RAM up to 24 GB and got the single slot 7750 so I could use the adjacent PCI-e x8 slot for a RAID card in the future. But it's been running for a couple of months now and what started as a trip down memory lane has yielded a really nicely running, compact, inexpensive, quiet 8-core system.

bearcatrp
03-24-2013, 07:14 PM
Nice systems. Have built 4 duallies in the past 4 years. 2 harpertown rigs and 2 westmere rigs. Crunched with them until they sold. Here is what I currently have:
2 intel X5670's westmere processors
48 GB ram
Saphire HD7950 GPU
Corsair HX850 PSU
256 SSD, 500GB and 2 TB drives
Corsair 800D case.

Will post some pictures when I move it back where it belongs. Just finished transfering from a smaller case. This case was worth the money.

2cpu
03-25-2013, 04:55 AM
I dint want to retired him but the scsi disk"s hard to found in big capacities.
So retired but operational . : )

http://i.imgur.com/TdVET0u.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/zR7T1oa.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/Ri1uQJ5.jpg

Movieman
03-25-2013, 05:47 AM
ahh, we're doing oldies! :D
This is sitting downstairs on a desk just as you see in this pic..Identical with 4-Intel 700MHz slot one "xeons" in it with 16-1 gig sticks of PC-100 ECC REG..Try and find those today! LOL
Weighs 102lbs and when it was delivered UPS sent two guys!
I even have all the manuals and diskettes that came with it.
I heard this was over $22,000.00 when new..I got it off ebay years ago for $125.00 and $208.00 shipping from California to me.
AND..Yes, it does still work!..:D
http://www.supermicro.com/products/system/pedestal/8000/sys-8050.cfm

bearcatrp
03-25-2013, 07:29 AM
MM, anyway to use todays parts for that case? Man, that would be one hell of a server using todays xeons.

DaveB
03-25-2013, 12:10 PM
ahh, we're doing oldies! :D
This is sitting downstairs on a desk just as you see in this pic..Identical with 4-Intel 700MHz slot one "xeons" in it with 16-1 gig sticks of PC-100 ECC REG..Try and find those today! LOL
Weighs 102lbs and when it was delivered UPS sent two guys!
I even have all the manuals and diskettes that came with it.
I heard this was over $22,000.00 when new..I got it off ebay years ago for $125.00 and $208.00 shipping from California to me.
AND..Yes, it does still work!..:D
http://www.supermicro.com/products/system/pedestal/8000/sys-8050.cfm
We put in a system for the IRS 20 years ago that has been through two major HW "refreshes" and we're now planning #3 for next year. But we still have a Dell powerEdge 2400 dual PIII 400s running Solaris in the system - with massive 9 GB SCSI drives! Every site has 3 of them and they are basically no trouble at all - just beginning to slow things down a bit.

Andreas
03-25-2013, 03:09 PM
ahh, we're doing oldies! :D
:)

Compaq Proliant 6000
4 x Xeon 450 MHz
4 GB RAM
18 x 9 GB SCSI disks, connected via 3 SCSI buses 40 MB/sec each. Max I/O rate = 90-100 MB/sec
http://www.pbase.com/andrease/image/133996070/original.jpg

http://www.pbase.com/andrease/image/133996056/original.jpg

Andy

Buckeye
03-25-2013, 03:20 PM
Good grief what a monster !

I bet that kicks out some heat & noise when running :)

Kain665
03-25-2013, 03:38 PM
Keep the oldies coming!

I know some of you XSers ran DP AXP setups, Show me one cooled by a pair of Big Typhoons!

paulbagz
03-25-2013, 03:53 PM
lol if we're doing oldies then I will dig up my Compaq ML330 G2!

Had 2x P3 Xeons, 4GB RAM, boatloads of Hard Drives, multiple Sound/VGA/RAID cards the works.

Even had to do a custom PWM solder job for the case fan so that I could run it quietly in my college room under my bed (ran the CS etc servers for Uni).

-PB

Andreas
03-25-2013, 03:55 PM
Good grief what a monster !
I bet that kicks out some heat & noise when running :)
Heat is ok, as the CPUs in those days didn't use too much power. But the noise level is deafening, nothing for the home office room.

wrt to size, the biggest of those Compaq ProLiant servers in my collection is the Proliant 8000. 8 Xeons connected by a proprietary ProFusion chip. 16 GB in 1998 costed a fortune and total weight with 21 SCSI drives is approx 240 pounds. Triple PSUs provided decent failure protection.

Bought it last year for 80 $ - found it in a barn ....

Andy

s0lid
03-25-2013, 08:59 PM
Something in my collection
http://koti.mbnet.fi/ipe91/b/pentiumpro/IMG_4628.JPG

Quad PPro board which supports up to 4GB of SDRAM :D

victorc777
03-26-2013, 09:00 AM
ahh, we're doing oldies! :D
This is sitting downstairs on a desk just as you see in this pic..Identical with 4-Intel 700MHz slot one "xeons" in it with 16-1 gig sticks of PC-100 ECC REG..Try and find those today! LOL
Weighs 102lbs and when it was delivered UPS sent two guys!
I even have all the manuals and diskettes that came with it.
I heard this was over $22,000.00 when new..I got it off ebay years ago for $125.00 and $208.00 shipping from California to me.
AND..Yes, it does still work!..:D
http://www.supermicro.com/products/system/pedestal/8000/sys-8050.cfm

You know, we were posting about are older yet capable dually's with 2+ Ghz, quad core's+, and capable of using 1TB hdd's. Now all of a sudden these systems are being categorized along with these massive, power hungry, prehistoric calculators! :rolleyes:

Kudos though for keeping those from the scrap heap though! I hate to see people discard their old PC just because they have something newer, unless you discard it into my hands, then I forgive you. LOL

victorc777
03-26-2013, 09:03 AM
:)

Compaq Proliant 6000
4 x Xeon 450 MHz
4 GB RAM
18 x 9 GB SCSI disks, connected via 3 SCSI buses 40 MB/sec each. Max I/O rate = 90-100 MB/sec
http://www.pbase.com/andrease/image/133996070/original.jpg

http://www.pbase.com/andrease/image/133996056/original.jpg

Andy

I would LOVE this case!! Every time I buy a new drive I would just throw it in to this rig. I can see me have 50TB in one case. :P

Andreas
03-26-2013, 09:49 AM
I would LOVE this case!! Every time I buy a new drive I would just throw it in to this rig. I can see me have 50TB in one case. :P

The case is great. The noise and power level is less than stellar.

My current homeserver has 72 TB, uses 150 watt with all disks spinning and an E3-1245v2 plus 32GB RAM for a few VMs.
http://www.pbase.com/andrease/image/147684644/original.jpg
And the noise level is very low.

Andy

NKrader
03-26-2013, 10:26 AM
The case is great. The noise and power level is less than stellar.

My current homeserver has 72 TB, uses 150 watt with all disks spinning and an E3-1245v2 plus 32GB RAM for a few VMs.
http://www.pbase.com/andrease/image/147684644/original.jpg
And the noise level is very low.

Andy

jesus!

you have more money in drives in that rig than ive spent on all computer parts in my entire life.

MadHacker
03-26-2013, 10:56 AM
Andreas what kind of case is that?
how may harddrives, are they hot swappable?

2cpu
03-26-2013, 12:01 PM
Keep the oldies coming!

I know some of you XSers ran DP AXP setups, Show me one cooled by a pair of Big Typhoons!

Yes sir !
Not with big typhoons but watercooled :D

http://i.imgur.com/XXV7arR.jpg

Actually this system is not anymore watercooled cos replace my frend family pc.

lowfat
03-26-2013, 02:59 PM
Only thing Xtreme about my server is its size. It is just for my own personal use, mostly just downloading and mass storage.

G555 Cele
P8H77-I
LSI 9211-8i HBA
8GB KVR 1333
40GB X25-V boot drive
25TB Drive Bender storage pool.

http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b110/tulcakelume/computer/export-3_zpsc9863a9b.jpg

http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b110/tulcakelume/computer/export-2_zps57349d13.jpg

network transfer speed
http://hostthenpost.org/uploads/ad3111447bc2d65531208597c205ea81.jpg (http://hostthenpost.org)

Andreas
03-26-2013, 03:00 PM
Andreas what kind of case is that?
how may harddrives, are they hot swappable?
This is the Lian-Li 343B Servercube. It has 18 x 5,25 inch slots, which I filled with 6 LianLi HD cages (4 drives per cage, hot swappable).
The E3-1245v2 is extremely efficient, less than 2 Watt when idle. I use the built in graphics unit for additional power savings.
Raid controller used is the new Adaptec 7 series with 24 ports and a flash memory based "battery backup system"
Disk drives are 24 x WD Red 3TB, two Raid0 SSDs for the OS.
Network connection via teamed 4xGbit which sustains ca. 450 MB/s for read and write to the server.

Normally between 4-6 Virtual machines are active for various functions. One VM hosts WHS which keeps daily backups of all machines at home.
Disk deduplication is turned on, which saves in my case ca. 30% disk capacity

I think the cube is discontinued, the new server case is the D8000

Andy

paulbagz
03-26-2013, 07:38 PM
I still want to know what Andy does for a living :D

-PB

Movieman
03-26-2013, 07:56 PM
I still want to know what Andy does for a living :D

-PB
He spends his days starring at his collection of 10,000 24lb gold bullion bars.! :D

Andy: I hav a new version of that LL343B that isn't the D8000...:wasntme:
Set up for 2-280 rads oin the top and one in the inside bottom..
I think there are three that exist and one is sitting here.
Even the LL rep didn't beleive I had it till I showed him a pic..:rofl:

M.Beier
03-27-2013, 04:24 AM
Andy: I hav a new version of that LL343B that isn't the D8000...:wasntme:

Well do share model number =]

Andreas
03-27-2013, 07:29 AM
Andy: I hav a new version of that LL343B that isn't the D8000...:wasntme:
Set up for 2-280 rads oin the top and one in the inside bottom..
I think there are three that exist and one is sitting here.
Even the LL rep didn't beleive I had it till I showed him a pic..:rofl:
That's interesting. Over here in Europe, this case came and went multiple times on and off the market. I've seen posts in german server forums that the german subsidiary of Lian Li seems to be behind some of the developments of this case - but can't verify the accuracy of such statements. It might be that you have one of those cases which were sold in Germany but was at the same time listed on the ww website as discontinued.
Anyway, it is a convenient product if you need to get many disk drives into one case. With proper fans (I use Noctua) the noise level is super low. An added benefit of the low power design goal. Low power -> low heat -> low fan speed -> low noise. No component is above 45 degrees.

rgds,
Andy

victorc777
03-29-2013, 01:08 PM
I'm working on a <$300 budget rig myself, should have pretty close perf to yours except for seq disk transfers. I went with an Intel Dual S1366 board, 16GB of ram, a 120GB SSD (refurb), and pair of Xeon EC3539s. Shopping mostly on Ebay, but with the SSD, case, and CPU coolers coming from Newegg, I'm at a total of $382 including shipping. I had a spare PSU to use with it, and spare spindle disks, so those costs aren't included. Just waiting for the last parts (the mobo and SSD) to arrive so I can spin it up. Hopefully it'll work out well. Mine is going to be crammed into a pretty small mid tower ATX case once I get the mods done.

--Matt

So have you received your motherboard and SSD yet? I have decided to use 3X seagate cheetah 15k.5 146GB SAS HDD's in RAID 0 of course. Shortly after I received the 73GB version of the drives I was going to use, I was a bit disappointed at the read and write performance, so I went back online and purchased 4 Seagate Cheetah's but one of the sellers dropped one and cancelled my order, so I only have 3 in route now and I guess I will stick with those for now. If I want more, I'll get the fourth later.

mattkosem
03-30-2013, 01:56 PM
So have you received your motherboard and SSD yet? I have decided to use 3X seagate cheetah 15k.5 146GB SAS HDD's in RAID 0 of course. Shortly after I received the 73GB version of the drives I was going to use, I was a bit disappointed at the read and write performance, so I went back online and purchased 4 Seagate Cheetah's but one of the sellers dropped one and cancelled my order, so I only have 3 in route now and I guess I will stick with those for now. If I want more, I'll get the fourth later.

Yeah, but the build is delayed for heatsink screws & springs. The coolers I bought have push pins and the backplate is a critical piece of the socket, so I had to order an alternate mounting solution.

--Matt

mattkosem
03-31-2013, 10:11 AM
I received the screws for the heatsinks and modded them to fit yesterday. Unfortunately, it's a non-starter though :( It seems the EC3539s that I bought aren't 2P chips and, consequently, aren't supported by this board. All I got was a 1-5-2-1 beep code (no cpu detected). Oh well, off to find a workable pair of 2P chips. There seem to be plenty of L5520s available for not too horribly much more than the EC3539s.

--Matt

victorc777
03-31-2013, 11:02 AM
I received the screws for the heatsinks and modded them to fit yesterday. Unfortunately, it's a non-starter though :( It seems the EC3539s that I bought aren't 2P chips and, consequently, aren't supported by this board. All I got was a 1-5-2-1 beep code (no cpu detected). Oh well, off to find a workable pair of 2P chips. There seem to be plenty of L5520s available for not too horribly much more than the EC3539s.

--Matt

I'm sorry to hear it. I just looked it up and they are not 2p chips, Link (http://www.cpu-world.com/CPUs/Xeon/Intel-Xeon%20EC3539%20-%20AT80612003090AA.html). I know that you are aware now, but I just had to see if maybe it was possible. Anyways, I would like to see your modded heatsinks.

By the way, I have a Radeon HD 5770 GPU which was dead, it one day flickered on and off for a few hours and then it was gone. Now for the crazy good news, I ran across a forum post about broken GPU's and this guy was interestingly successful at bringing his card back to life by baking it for 10 minutes at 200 degrees Celsius in his oven!! Well, what did I have to lose? I did it and now it freaking works!! the only caveat to this is that it only works when the computer is turned on after a full shutdown, it doesn't work when I just reset my rig. It is a bit of a hassle, BUT, I have a working 5770!! I benched it, stressed it and left it on all day and so far, rock solid! I may just run the 5770 now instead of the firepro since the 5770 is far superior to the firepro v3900, spec wise. Good luck finding a pair of xeon's for your rig.

victorc777
03-31-2013, 11:08 AM
I received the screws for the heatsinks and modded them to fit yesterday. Unfortunately, it's a non-starter though :( It seems the EC3539s that I bought aren't 2P chips and, consequently, aren't supported by this board. All I got was a 1-5-2-1 beep code (no cpu detected). Oh well, off to find a workable pair of 2P chips. There seem to be plenty of L5520s available for not too horribly much more than the EC3539s.

--Matt

BTW, I found some for what I think is a good price on ebay, Link (http://www.ebay.com/itm/INTEL-XEON-L5520-2-26GHZ-QUAD-CORE-CPU-QPI-SPEED-5-86GT-s-LGA1366-SLBFA-/380606953149?pt=CPUs&hash=item589df136bd). These should be a really good replacement since they Turbo clock higher and they are hyperthreaded! 16 Threads!! :)

mattkosem
03-31-2013, 01:02 PM
BTW, I found some for what I think is a good price on ebay, Link (http://www.ebay.com/itm/INTEL-XEON-L5520-2-26GHZ-QUAD-CORE-CPU-QPI-SPEED-5-86GT-s-LGA1366-SLBFA-/380606953149?pt=CPUs&hash=item589df136bd). These should be a really good replacement since they Turbo clock higher and they are hyperthreaded! 16 Threads!! :)

I ended up getting a pair for $41.99 apiece shipped, roughly the same price. Hopefully all will be well with them :)

victorc777
03-31-2013, 01:26 PM
I ended up getting a pair for $41.99 apiece shipped, roughly the same price. Hopefully all will be well with them :)

Great! Honestly, your build is making me want to upgrade to dual LGA1366 and Xeon's. Those are nice and I bet they will beat the crap out of my opty's. I always want to build new rigs, even before I'm done with the one I am working on. I'm addicted to it.

mattkosem
03-31-2013, 03:37 PM
Great! Honestly, your build is making me want to upgrade to dual LGA1366 and Xeon's. Those are nice and I bet they will beat the crap out of my opty's. I always want to build new rigs, even before I'm done with the one I am working on. I'm addicted to it.

Haha, I'm a bit more excited about it now myself. HT and normal speed QPI sounds much better. All of the dual Nehalem Xeon systems I work with at work have three channels of ram populated per cpu. I'm interested in finding out how big of a difference having only two will make. I've had single core Nehalem i7 systems, but never with any less than all 3 channels populated.

--Matt

Duh
03-31-2013, 04:14 PM
Does this (http://www.imagepedia.net/wp-content/uploads/2013/04/2012-10-30.jpg) count ?

victorc777
04-01-2013, 01:06 PM
Does this (http://www.imagepedia.net/wp-content/uploads/2013/04/2012-10-30.jpg) count ?

Well, it is a server, but what "Is it"? Is this yours, work, or a buddy's? What is the specs? What is it for?

mattkosem
04-04-2013, 04:10 PM
I received everything that I needed to finish my rig, but it looks like this mobo is bad. Both CPUs work properly when in socket 1, but nothing works if either one is in either socket if 2 are installed. The diagnostic LEDs don't blink at all, it just powers up and sits there. I'm going to try to get a replacement from the ebay merchant if I can. It does run just fine with one installed though:

http://img11.imageshack.us/img11/1514/89620073.png (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/11/89620073.png/)

--Matt

mattkosem
04-05-2013, 07:26 PM
Woot, I've been granted an RMA. Hopefully this'll all be sorted soon.

Movieman
04-05-2013, 08:06 PM
Well do share model number =]
I would if I knew one..Closest I can come is a LL 343B ver2

That's interesting. Over here in Europe, this case came and went multiple times on and off the market. I've seen posts in german server forums that the german subsidiary of Lian Li seems to be behind some of the developments of this case - but can't verify the accuracy of such statements. It might be that you have one of those cases which were sold in Germany but was at the same time listed on the ww website as discontinued.
Anyway, it is a convenient product if you need to get many disk drives into one case. With proper fans (I use Noctua) the noise level is super low. An added benefit of the low power design goal. Low power -> low heat -> low fan speed -> low noise. No component is above 45 degrees.

rgds,
Andy
It is a beauty and I agree with you on everything made by Noctua, just expensive here in the US. They are in Austria I beleive..

s0lid
04-07-2013, 09:23 AM
http://koti.mbnet.fi/ipe91/b/sisustuselementti/11.jpg

From top to bottom:
Dell C6100 XS23-TY3, 2 nodes. Each holding
-2x L5520
-48GB DDR3 ECC Reg

Empty SC723T-500B, painted pink by earlier owner :rotf:

HP MSA70, 25x2.5" SAS/SATA DAS

Dell Powervault MD1000 15x3.5" SAS/SATA DAS

These are not deployed yet! I ought to silence the MSA70 and MD1000 before using them.
Also they're bit tricky to fan swap as they got a lot of logic for fan detecting. So quite lot of oscilloscoping incoming and presumably custom electronics :D
Looking into getting 3rd C6100 node to function as Solaris server with L5630 and 8-16GBs of ECC DDR3.

N3RO
04-16-2013, 02:28 AM
My new little beast, HP DL160 G6.

2x L5520, 16GB DDR3 ECC and small 160GB SATA hdd.

Next steps: upgrade to 48GB and expand storage capacity + RAID controller and then move it to DC.

http://img15.imageshack.us/img15/7418/64627481.jpg

http://img838.imageshack.us/img838/5020/68007640.jpg

http://img845.imageshack.us/img845/9277/46625698.jpg

s0lid
04-16-2013, 08:49 PM
How audible are those gen 6 hps?
I had 2U gen7 hp server running on my desk here at work for a while, couldn't really hear it in a normal office environment.

victorc777
04-16-2013, 10:24 PM
I received everything that I needed to finish my rig, but it looks like this mobo is bad. Both CPUs work properly when in socket 1, but nothing works if either one is in either socket if 2 are installed. The diagnostic LEDs don't blink at all, it just powers up and sits there. I'm going to try to get a replacement from the ebay merchant if I can. It does run just fine with one installed though:

http://img11.imageshack.us/img11/1514/89620073.png (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/11/89620073.png/)

--Matt

I'm sorry to hear that... Well, atleast you were granted an RMA. Have you received it yet? I have mine up and running now. I ended up getting an SSD for my boot drive, OCZ vertex 2 240GB. I hope I have good luck this time around with SSD's. I also ordered a Radeon HD 7850 2GB graphics card. Sad thing is, is that by the time I'm finished with the mods, my CPU's, PCI-E slot, and Memory will be the only bottleneck, which means...................Motherboard upgrade after awhile. I am never satisfied, lol. BTW, I do have a newer board that has DDR3, 6 core, and PCI-E 2.0 (X16) support, BUT, that one is not as fun as my dually. :)

N3RO
04-17-2013, 01:10 AM
How audible are those gen 6 hps?
I had 2U gen7 hp server running on my desk here at work for a while, couldn't really hear it in a normal office environment.

Didn't stressed it yet. Idle it's ok, similar to a normal workstation.

mattkosem
04-17-2013, 03:00 PM
I'm sorry to hear that... Well, atleast you were granted an RMA. Have you received it yet? I have mine up and running now. I ended up getting an SSD for my boot drive, OCZ vertex 2 240GB. I hope I have good luck this time around with SSD's. I also ordered a Radeon HD 7850 2GB graphics card. Sad thing is, is that by the time I'm finished with the mods, my CPU's, PCI-E slot, and Memory will be the only bottleneck, which means...................Motherboard upgrade after awhile. I am never satisfied, lol. BTW, I do have a newer board that has DDR3, 6 core, and PCI-E 2.0 (X16) support, BUT, that one is not as fun as my dually. :)

Just received word that the replacement shipped out today actually. Hopefully it'll come before the weekend. I picked up one of those pcie x1 Geforce 610 cards for mine. It wont be doing anything graphics intensive, but I need more than a VGA port.

-Matt

mattkosem
04-18-2013, 04:33 PM
Got some new toys today.

http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/04/19/6ese4uru.jpg

--Matt

mattkosem
04-20-2013, 06:40 AM
Just slapped haphazardly together, but it's alive!

http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/04/20/7uhabazy.jpg

--Matt

victorc777
04-20-2013, 08:05 AM
Just slapped haphazardly together, but it's alive!

http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/04/20/7uhabazy.jpg

--Matt

Here is mine so far. I have been a bit too lazy to finish the frame, but it can be hung on the wall now. :)

http://s20.postimg.org/a61ul8tj1/CAM00255.jpg

lutjens
04-22-2013, 03:56 AM
I now have this incredibly urgent need to build a new computer...only problem is that when I do, it ends up being expensive. Damn you all for waving your hardware crack in front of this (formerly) recovering addict...:D

Sigh...

bearcatrp
04-22-2013, 02:54 PM
I can make it easier for you and sell you my dual X5670 rig. :rofl: It only has 48GB ram, 6950, 256 SSD and 2 2TB hard drives in a Corsair D800 case. Small compared to the others strutting there E-PEEN! :eek:

yojimbo197
04-22-2013, 03:04 PM
I can make it easier for you and sell you my dual X5670 rig. :rofl: It only has 48GB ram, 6950, 256 SSD and 2 2TB hard drives in a Corsair D800 case. Small compared to the others strutting there E-PEEN! :eek:

Isn't this enabling him?

Seems mighty convenient to offload your rig right before summer. Trying to save on the power bill?

bearcatrp
04-22-2013, 04:34 PM
Isn't this enabling him?

Seems mighty convenient to offload your rig right before summer. Trying to save on the power bill?

Just razzin him. I know the feeling for wanting to build another. Doubt I'll ever sell my crown jewel, wouldn't get anything near what I put into it. Would be nice to build a new 8 or 10 core dually but the prices are way out of my price range. As for the power bill, I just reduce the number of thread crunching from 24 to 6. If WCG could get more GPU projects going, not really worth building dually CPU, but build for dual GPU instead. Cheaper too.

yojimbo197
04-22-2013, 04:48 PM
Just razzin him. I know the feeling for wanting to build another. Doubt I'll ever sell my crown jewel, wouldn't get anything near what I put into it. Would be nice to build a new 8 or 10 core dually but the prices are way out of my price range. As for the power bill, I just reduce the number of thread crunching from 24 to 6. If WCG could get more GPU projects going, not really worth building dually CPU, but build for dual GPU instead. Cheaper too.

I'm just teasing myself. I've been looking into getting another DP workstation or server, and its only been about a months since I got my xw8600 workstation. It's probably a good thing I don't live closer to North Jersey and Brooklyn. I"ll probably change my tune once summer gets here.

lutjens
04-22-2013, 09:21 PM
I'm eyeing up these two sealed retail E5-2687Ws that I bought last year, but haven't built with yet...I've been strong until now, but I think it's time for a bender...:yepp:

Movieman
04-22-2013, 11:44 PM
I'm eyeing up these two sealed retail E5-2687Ws that I bought last year, but haven't built with yet...I've been strong until now, but I think it's time for a bender...:yepp:
Here's something to think on:
A dualie E5-2687W has app 30% more computational power at default 3400MHz on turbo than a dualie X5690 does at 4200MHz and runs cooler and draws a hell of a lot less elec on load.
I've seen 350W draw at 3100, 420W at 3400 and the dual X5690 was close to 600W

lutjens
04-22-2013, 11:51 PM
Here's something to think on:
A dualie E5-2687W has app 30% more computational power at default 3400MHz on turbo than a dualie X5690 does at 4200MHz and runs cooler and draws a hell of a lot less elec on load.
I've seen 350W draw at 3100, 420W at 3400 and the dual X5690 was close to 600W

Fair enough...but Ivy-EP is happening soon. I'll be building a Haswell system for a utility/guinea pig/miscellaneous system when they come out, but I'm torn as to whether or not I can resist cracking open these CPUs in the meantime.;)

Movieman
04-22-2013, 11:57 PM
Fair enough...but Ivy-EP is happening soon. I'll be building a Haswell system for a utility/guinea pig/miscellaneous system when they come out, but I'm torn as to whether or not I can resist cracking open these CPUs in the meantime.;)

hmm, agreed..Think on this: The new IB xeons will toss out a cost that will make you think your SB xeons were cheap..:rofl:
My guess is the top 12 core IB xeons will be close to $3000.00 EACH..That's just a guess but probably very close and I'm wondering what they will make available for speed bins.
We've seen the heat issues with just a 4 core 3770K so that makes me wonder what happens when you try to run 12 of those cores at even 3GHz
mainstream watercooling anyone?

lutjens
04-23-2013, 12:05 AM
hmm, agreed..Think on this: The new IB xeons will toss out a cost that will make you think your SB xeons were cheap..:rofl:
My guess is the top 12 core IB xeons will be close to $3000.00 EACH..That's just a guess but probably very close and I'm wondering what they will make available for speed bins.
We've seen the heat issues with just a 4 core 3770K so that makes me wonder what happens when you try to run 12 of those cores at even 3GHz
mainstream watercooling anyone?
So Intel's jacking up the price, eh? No surprise there...:rolleyes:

Heat issues, heat smissues...meh. I've been looking for an excuse to water cool something...so this is a good of a reason as any...;)

Andreas
04-23-2013, 03:05 AM
Here's something to think on:
A dualie E5-2687W has app 30% more computational power at default 3400MHz on turbo than a dualie X5690 does ...
To add to this:
Expect a 2:1 difference in I/O throughput, due to the 2687's integrated PCI root complex - this was a big architectural change between these 2 generations. This perf improvement might not happen again with the change to Haswell as they share the same PCI architecture with SB-E.

rgds,
Andy

lutjens
04-23-2013, 07:32 AM
To add to this:
Expect a 2:1 difference in I/O throughput, due to the 2687's integrated PCI root complex - this was a big architectural change between these 2 generations. This perf improvement might not happen again with the change to Haswell as they share the same PCI architecture with SB-E.

rgds,
Andy

C'mon take this wonderful crack..it's good for you, honest. I know you're trying to get off it and have been strong for two years, but remember how the crack made you feel? You'll enjoy it...just go for it...;)

You guys are like fellow junkies encouraging the poor, recovering hardware addict that is myself to get back on the "sauce"...:D. I may as well just throw in the towel and call up my "dealers" (Newegg et al) because the odds of me successfully withstanding this withering barrage of temptation that you guys have unleashed on me are slim to none.

Why couldn't I have taken up a cheaper hobby like bird watching or bottle cap collecting?...:rolleyes:

Movieman
04-23-2013, 08:44 AM
C'mon take this wonderful crack..it's good for you, honest. I know you're trying to get off it and have been strong for two years, but remember how the crack made you feel? You'll enjoy it...just go for it...;)

You guys are like fellow junkies encouraging the poor, recovering hardware addict that is myself to get back on the "sauce"...:D. I may as well just throw in the towel and call up my "dealers" (Newegg et al) because the odds of me successfully withstanding this withering barrage of temptation that you guys have unleashed on me are slim to none.

Why couldn't I have taken up a cheaper hobby like bird watching or bottle cap collecting?...:rolleyes:
Hopefully by the end of this week I'll have a review out but I can tell you with no BS that right this minute as long as you only need one video card that
the board to buy is the SM X9DAX-iF 106BCLK rock solid on stock voltage
http://valid.canardpc.com/2757902

MadHacker
04-23-2013, 08:59 AM
C'mon take this wonderful crack..it's good for you, honest. I know you're trying to get off it and have been strong for two years, but remember how the crack made you feel? You'll enjoy it...just go for it...;)

You guys are like fellow junkies encouraging the poor, recovering hardware addict that is myself to get back on the "sauce"...:D. I may as well just throw in the towel and call up my "dealers" (Newegg et al) because the odds of me successfully withstanding this withering barrage of temptation that you guys have unleashed on me are slim to none.

Why couldn't I have taken up a cheaper hobby like bird watching or bottle cap collecting?...:rolleyes:

bottle cap collecting is a cheep hobby...
see how cheep they are(eBay) (http://www.ebay.ca/itm/RARE-COKE-MISPRINT-COCA-COLA-Unique-bottle-cap-kronkorken-chapas-tappi-/230785669640?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item35bbe5da08)
I'd rather get a E5-2687W :)

yojimbo197
04-23-2013, 09:53 AM
C'mon take this wonderful crack..it's good for you, honest. I know you're trying to get off it and have been strong for two years, but remember how the crack made you feel? You'll enjoy it...just go for it...;)

You guys are like fellow junkies encouraging the poor, recovering hardware addict that is myself to get back on the "sauce"...:D. I may as well just throw in the towel and call up my "dealers" (Newegg et al) because the odds of me successfully withstanding this withering barrage of temptation that you guys have unleashed on me are slim to none.

Why couldn't I have taken up a cheaper hobby like bird watching or bottle cap collecting?...:rolleyes:

I know a guy who collects bottle caps and beer mugs. Along with those miniature baseball bats and a few other odds and ends. Sounds fairly innocent and cheap, right? Well when he moved to his present place, he and his wife had so much stuff they had to built an outbuilding to house it all.

I'm also reminded of the story about a university professor who had so much vinyl that his insurance company made him shore up his housing supports before they would insure him because they were afraid his house would collapse.

tiro_uspsss
04-24-2013, 06:50 PM
my humble little NAS box :) (one of 4 servers :D )

specs:

1x Intel Xeon 'Sossaman' SL8WT 2Ghz DC (heatsink is Dynatron i65G) http://ark.intel.com/products/27222/Intel-Xeon-Processor-LV-2_00-GHz-2M-Cache-667-MHz-FSB
4x 2GB DDR2-400 ECC+REG
Tyan Tiger i7520SD S5365 http://www.tyan.com/archive/products/html/tigeri7520sd.html
AMD HD4350 (PCIEx8 slot cut open :D :cool: )
Creative X-Fi XtremeMusic
Silicon Image 3132 (PCIE -> 2x SATAII)
Intel 330 120GB (OS)
2x WD Red 3TB ('puresync'd')
Sony IDE DVDRW
floppy.. yes a floppy :p:
Hyper 560W PSU
Lian Li V1100 Plus
Windows Server 2008 Standard SP2 x86

http://imageshack.us/a/img16/6505/p1000187sh.jpg

http://imageshack.us/a/img812/7115/p1000189e.jpg

http://imageshack.us/a/img543/6051/p1000190g.jpg

http://imageshack.us/a/img402/3292/p1000192v.jpg

http://imageshack.us/a/img707/4184/p1000194fg.jpg

:up:

Lian Li Tech
04-24-2013, 11:21 PM
my humble little NAS box :) (one of 4 servers :D )

specs:

1x Intel Xeon 'Sossaman' SL8WT 2Ghz DC (heatsink is Dynatron i65G) http://ark.intel.com/products/27222/Intel-Xeon-Processor-LV-2_00-GHz-2M-Cache-667-MHz-FSB
4x 2GB DDR2-400 ECC+REG
Tyan Tiger i7520SD S5365 http://www.tyan.com/archive/products/html/tigeri7520sd.html
AMD HD4350 (PCIEx8 slot cut open :D :cool: )
Creative X-Fi XtremeMusic
Silicon Image 3132 (PCIE -> 2x SATAII)
Intel 330 120GB (OS)
2x WD Red 3TB ('puresync'd')
Sony IDE DVDRW
floppy.. yes a floppy :p:
Hyper 560W PSU
Lian Li V1100 Plus
Windows Server 2008 Standard SP2 x86

http://imageshack.us/a/img16/6505/p1000187sh.jpg



I just love those wheeled cases. :up:

Movieman
04-24-2013, 11:45 PM
I just love those wheeled cases. :up:
I have an old PC76..IMHO one of the nicer cases you guys ever built.
I have the V2 model with the 120mm rear and 120mm blowhole..4-80's in the front bottom and room to park a Volkwagen inside! :D

lutjens
04-25-2013, 09:30 AM
It seems when Lian Li makes a damn good case, and seems to have all the bugs worked out....they discontinue it and produce something inferior...:rolleyes:

My old PC-V2100 case....the best case that I've ever owned (or likely ever will own) discontinued after a very short life...and for what....something newer (but nowhere near as good)??

MadHacker
04-25-2013, 09:50 AM
It seems when Lian Li makes a damn good case, and seems to have all the bugs worked out....they discontinue it and produce something inferior...:rolleyes:

My old PC-V2100 case....the best case that I've ever owned (or likely ever will own) discontinued after a very short life...and for what....something newer (but nowhere near as good)??

I disagree with the PC-V2100 being damn good. good yes. but not damn good.
I own one as well for my server... and had to do some modifications so that my 12 hard drives stay cool.
changed the single 120mm intake fan to dual 120mm fans, put 2 120mm fans between the hard drive racks, then added 2 more at the left side of the racks before the power supply. this keeps my hard drive temps at around 25-30c. they are 2TB WD green drives.
prior to this mod they were running at 50 deg. to warm for my taste

what I do like about the case is that it support 7 5.25 drives, which works great to add an additional 10 hard drives.
currently have 17 hard drives in it.
10 2TB in raid 6,
6 1TB in raid 10
1 500 gig for downloads so t doesn't thrash the raid drives.
1 64 gig SSD for boot.
all raided drives are plugged into a Highpoint RocketRAID 3560 24 channel Controller.
so still have room for more drives :)
just no convenient place to put SSD's

thinking of going to a NORCO RPC-4224 4U Rackmount Server Case with 24 Hot-Swappable SATA/SAS Drive Bays (http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811219038)
anybody here use it?

lutjens
04-25-2013, 02:55 PM
I disagree with the PC-V2100 being damn good. good yes. but not damn good.
I own one as well for my server... and had to do some modifications so that my 12 hard drives stay cool.
changed the single 120mm intake fan to dual 120mm fans, put 2 120mm fans between the hard drive racks, then added 2 more at the left side of the racks before the power supply. this keeps my hard drive temps at around 25-30c. they are 2TB WD green drives.
prior to this mod they were running at 50 deg. to warm for my taste

what I do like about the case is that it support 7 5.25 drives, which works great to add an additional 10 hard drives.
currently have 17 hard drives in it.
10 2TB in raid 6,
6 1TB in raid 10
1 500 gig for downloads so t doesn't thrash the raid drives.
1 64 gig SSD for boot.
all raided drives are plugged into a Highpoint RocketRAID 3560 24 channel Controller.
so still have room for more drives :)
just no convenient place to put SSD's

thinking of going to a NORCO RPC-4224 4U Rackmount Server Case with 24 Hot-Swappable SATA/SAS Drive Bays (http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811219038)
anybody here use it?

I never had a problem cooling my 12x WD 2TB WD2002FYPS drives, but then again, the computer never ran with the side panel on. I liked the fact that there's a bit of space between the drives. I swapped the original fans in the front, rear ans sides as soon as I bought it as well, so that may have helped.;)

Still love that case though....you can have a small party in there....:D

MadHacker
04-25-2013, 03:35 PM
I never had a problem cooling my 12x WD 2TB WD2002FYPS drives, but then again, the computer never ran with the side panel on. I liked the fact that there's a bit of space between the drives. I swapped the original fans in the front, rear ans sides as soon as I bought it as well, so that may have helped.;)

Still love that case though....you can have a small party in there....:D

well originally that was my man machine, so I wanted it quiet. a bunch of fans at low speed is quieter then 1 fan at high speed.
I ran it at the time with the side covers on to minimize noise.
now I run it with the side covers off and its not in the same room.
I hate fan noise.

NKrader
04-25-2013, 05:45 PM
well originally that was my man machine, so I wanted it quiet. a bunch of fans at low speed is quieter then 1 fan at high speed.
I ran it at the time with the side covers on to minimize noise.
now I run it with the side covers off and its not in the same room.
I hate fan noise.

YEAH! I just got a whole bunch of Noctua, can't hear those with ear 2 in away

tiro_uspsss
04-26-2013, 01:15 AM
I just love those wheeled cases. :up:

you guys should be providing them as stock! :p: :up:

:toast:

tiro_uspsss
05-09-2013, 03:57 AM
my... 9th :para: Lian li case... a PC-A77F. It is my disc burner server! :D

http://img690.imageshack.us/img690/1198/p1000199aa.jpg

http://img189.imageshack.us/img189/1623/p1000200u.jpg

specs:

Intel Xeon W3520 with TRUE Black
Supermicro X8STE
6x 2GB Hynix ECC
Nvidia 7300LE
10x Samsung DVDRW
2x Silicon Image 3114
Intel 330 120GB @ OS @ Windows Server 2012
Intel 520 60GB @ iso read/write dump
Gigabyte Odin Pro 1200W (yeah I know overkill, but thats what I had lying around!)

NKrader
05-10-2013, 09:26 AM
my... 9th :para: Lian li case... a PC-A77F. It is my disc burner server! :D

http://img690.imageshack.us/img690/1198/p1000199aa.jpg

http://img189.imageshack.us/img189/1623/p1000200u.jpg

specs:

Intel Xeon W3520 with TRUE Black
Supermicro X8STE
6x 2GB Hynix ECC
Nvidia 7300LE
10x Samsung DVDRW
2x Silicon Image 3114
Intel 330 120GB @ OS @ Windows Server 2012
Intel 520 60GB @ iso read/write dump
Gigabyte Odin Pro 1200W (yeah I know overkill, but thats what I had lying around!)

we are like case brothers now :-)

mine had lots if hard drive spots yours has lots of CD ROM

how you like it? awesome case right? its like a cm stacker done right with no steel or plastic

where did you get those wheels, I wants em for mine

tiro_uspsss
05-13-2013, 01:13 AM
we are like case brothers now :-)

mine had lots if hard drive spots yours has lots of CD ROM

how you like it? awesome case right? its like a cm stacker done right with no steel or plastic

where did you get those wheels, I wants em for mine

all Lian Li's are awesome! :D

the wheels? eh.. I'm in Australia, I get them from a distro named EHI. If you have hardwood floors I cannot recommend them enough - as a timber floor layer myself, I have seen what those cheap nasty plastic wheels that you find on cases & office chairs do to the varnish of timber floors - the wheels I have are a nice soft-ish polyurethane. :) :up:

N3RO
05-13-2013, 01:27 AM
DL160 upgraded from 16GB to 48GB :)

http://img849.imageshack.us/img849/3129/img20130510152130.jpg

Kain665
05-13-2013, 01:18 PM
Tiro, what the heck are you burning so many copies of? :wth:

NKrader
05-13-2013, 05:08 PM
Tiro, what the heck are you burning so many copies of? :wth:

one word,

linux

eric270
05-16-2013, 01:47 PM
My little HP Z400

-Xeon W3680
-24gb DDR3
-Nvidia Tesla C2070
-LSI MegaRaid 9266-4i with CacheVault
-2x Samsung 128gb 840 PRO SSD
-Nvidia NVS 450
-2x 1TB WD RE4 Enterprise HDD's
- 8 Noctua fans

http://i303.photobucket.com/albums/nn147/EricLamme/20130423_140130_zps1ce7f8fd.jpg (http://s303.photobucket.com/user/EricLamme/media/20130423_140130_zps1ce7f8fd.jpg.html)

http://i303.photobucket.com/albums/nn147/EricLamme/20130328_201447_zps4f90655a.jpg (http://s303.photobucket.com/user/EricLamme/media/20130328_201447_zps4f90655a.jpg.html)

http://i303.photobucket.com/albums/nn147/EricLamme/ASSD_zps37694a13.png (http://s303.photobucket.com/user/EricLamme/media/ASSD_zps37694a13.png.html)

tiro_uspsss
05-17-2013, 12:48 AM
My little HP Z400

-Xeon W3680
-24gb DDR3
-Nvidia Tesla C2070
-LSI MegaRaid 9266-4i with CacheVault
-2x Samsung 128gb 840 PRO SSD
-Nvidia NVS 450
-2x 1TB WD RE4 Enterprise HDD's
- 8 Noctua fans


nice rig :up:
is the RAM ECC?
I'm jealous of the W3680! :p:

eric270
05-17-2013, 02:39 AM
nice rig :up:
is the RAM ECC?
I'm jealous of the W3680! :p:

Thanks!
Yes RAM is ECC

W3680 is a great cpu and I am very pleased with it.

s0lid
05-17-2013, 11:57 AM
http://koti.mbnet.fi/ipe91/b/c6100/2.jpg

One of my C6100 nodes, pair of 2x L5520s and 48GBs of ECC REG :P

tiro_uspsss
05-17-2013, 03:28 PM
Thanks!
Yes RAM is ECC

W3680 is a great cpu and I am very pleased with it.

very nice, very nice! :up:

Blackstare
06-09-2013, 12:50 AM
A little server running ESXi and a NAS

https://fbcdn-sphotos-e-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/480207_126591534213082_890214538_n.jpg

s0lid
06-18-2013, 12:55 AM
My humble ESXi cluster, running:
http://koti.mbnet.fi/ipe91/b/vcenter.png

Blackstare
06-18-2013, 05:38 PM
Today I got my hands on 3 of these blades, Dell PowerEdge M610, each one is Dual Xeon X5670 6c/12t @ 2.93Ghz and 32GB of 1066 RAM. I have no chassis to run them though

http://img17.imageshack.us/img17/9710/9l8.png

tiro_uspsss
06-20-2013, 02:52 AM
Today I got my hands on 3 of these blades, Dell PowerEdge M610, each one is Dual Xeon X5670 6c/12t @ 2.93Ghz and 32GB of 1066 RAM. I have no chassis to run them though

http://img17.imageshack.us/img17/9710/9l8.png

I have a chassis :D just send one over, I'll take good care of it! :p: :D :up:

NKrader
06-20-2013, 07:47 AM
I have a chassis :D just send one over, I'll take good care of it! :p: :D :up:

this is xtreme(crunching)systems. use cardboard

THEHAWKs
06-26-2013, 04:23 PM
i had built this for use as a hackintosh but fell into the world of ESXI, im going to build proper system when Ivy Bridge-E comes out till then just learning.

asus rampage iv gene, intel xeon e5 2658 ES c2 , crucial vlp sport 16GB, intel pro/1000 vt quad, ocz vertex 4 256gb ssd

http://i.imgur.com/ChEuOAW.png

http://i.imgur.com/R3EBN5Z.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/hKdkc97.jpg

s0lid
07-17-2013, 02:41 AM
Newest pieces of supermicro :wasntme:
http://www.konf.fi/supermicro.jpg

Ought to get new PSU before actual use, these PWS-801-1R's are nasty.
PWS-501P-1R on the otherhand, platinum rated at avg of 93% efficiency and quiet fans. MMMMM :up:

tiro_uspsss
07-17-2013, 03:15 AM
Newest pieces of supermicro :wasntme:
http://www.konf.fi/supermicro.jpg

Ought to get new PSU before actual use, these PWS-801-1R's are nasty.
PWS-501P-1R on the otherhand, platinum rated at avg of 93% efficiency and quiet fans. MMMMM :up:

pardon the n00by-ness, G34 or 2011?

s0lid
07-17-2013, 03:59 AM
Just Old 1366. Goin to run with single L5520 or L5630. Either way rather low wattage system for fileserving purposes.
Goin to need lots of Pci-e slots though ^^

NKrader
07-18-2013, 07:26 AM
A nice blurry pic of the second half of my 500 watt dual board quad socket 24 core dedicated cruncher, just need to get the cables and then it's good to go!http://i163.photobucket.com/albums/t282/MonkeyMan9700/20130717_180254_zps2e800350.jpg

Duh
07-18-2013, 08:02 AM
@solid : single cpu in a duallie? Why so? The 5520 s can be purchased at something close to 25 bucks
Never ever had a duallie myself :(

Sent from my GT-I9100 using Tapatalk 2

NKrader
07-18-2013, 08:09 AM
@solid : single cpu in a duallie? Why so? The 5520 s can be purchased at something close to 25 bucks
Never ever had a duallie myself :(

Sent from my GT-I9100 using Tapatalk 2

find a mobo that supports dual 2372 HE

i will give ya a pair and a pair of dynatron 1207 heatsinks to go with em :)

Duh
07-18-2013, 08:39 AM
Oh my I forgot about them. Many thanks N ;)
Sent from my GT-I9100 using Tapatalk 2

s0lid
07-18-2013, 11:01 AM
@solid : single cpu in a duallie? Why so? The 5520 s can be purchased at something close to 25 bucks
Never ever had a duallie myself :(


Because electricity isn't free and I got more use for pci-e slots than cpu power, had to do with dual socket board if I wanted server grade motherboard.

NKrader
07-18-2013, 11:07 AM
Because electricity isn't free and I got more use for pci-e slots than cpu power, had to do with dual socket board if I wanted server grade motherboard.

power bills are overraited..

if it aint crunching, its a waste :p

this (http://www.overclock.net/t/1357959/my-lianli-supermicro-super-nas-build) is how you build a file server LOL

Duh
07-18-2013, 11:37 AM
Looks gorgeous man
s0lid: how much could a L5520 eat? Ah you live in a civilized country with high costs of electricity

Hawkeye4077
07-19-2013, 07:16 PM
power bills are overraited..

if it aint crunching, its a waste :p


My old C32 system cost about $80/month running WCG full tilt.. When it is 1/3rd of my entire electricity bill it had to go... :( bad for everybody (especially the science)

NKrader
07-22-2013, 12:49 PM
Servers the way they are meant to be! on cardboard :)

http://i163.photobucket.com/albums/t282/MonkeyMan9700/20130721_123804-1_zpse4d18575.jpg

Levish
07-23-2013, 08:38 AM
My old C32 system cost about $80/month running WCG full tilt.. When it is 1/3rd of my entire electricity bill it had to go... :( bad for everybody (especially the science)

According to ILO our newer DL380p's (production) use between 175w - 200w on average (less than 250w peak), Dual Hexa / 384GB ram, not counting storage, 2x of them run approximately 60 production server vm's.

Servers have come a very long way in terms of power consumption in real world use versus ~ 5 years ago when something like this would be running on several Gigawatts on physical hardware.

Synthetic benchmarks may / may not be so kind but the combination of new hardware and virtualization has improved power efficiency by orders of magnitude for our use case at least, and we do pay for power use in the form of how many 20a 120v circuits we have to buy with the data-center provider.

WrigleyVillain
07-23-2013, 01:22 PM
power bills are overraited..


Sure...for those on the teat of Bonneville dam!

Hawkeye4077
07-23-2013, 09:00 PM
Synthetic benchmarks may / may not be so kind but the combination of new hardware and virtualization has improved power efficiency by orders of magnitude for our use case at least, and we do pay for power use in the form of how many 20a 120v circuits we have to buy with the data-center provider.

Where I am in Alaska is way above the national average. In Anchorage it is actually UNDER the national average for electricity costs. In winter when I have to have my truck plugged in 3 hours before I want to start it (at -20 and below) it goes up even more. There is one electricity COOP here and they exist to line the pockets of the investors. plus its not de-regulated so for folks on retirement or Social Security get absolutely no breaks.

WrigleyVillain
07-24-2013, 07:10 AM
So I saw it mentioned that when VMs are allowed to enter a low power state or sleep then the host itself can as well...are there any other caveats or things to be aware of here?

NKrader
08-02-2013, 08:24 AM
Remote desktop you say?

http://i163.photobucket.com/albums/t282/MonkeyMan9700/Screenshot_2013-08-02-09-21-35_zps451d4f3b.png

I love that I just log in from my phone wherever I am :-)

Program rocks!

NKrader
08-05-2013, 08:51 PM
Changed from Arctic cooling to dynatron modded with noctua got both boards running the same exact setup
http://i163.photobucket.com/albums/t282/MonkeyMan9700/20130802_175030_zps114e5a3c.jpg

NKrader
08-14-2013, 09:41 AM
Custom cables for file server are getting started! Woot!
http://i163.photobucket.com/albums/t282/MonkeyMan9700/export_03_zps2a5bae01.png

Ender17
08-18-2013, 09:33 PM
where is that from?

WrigleyVillain
08-19-2013, 06:51 AM
Uh a doc on his phone?

NKrader
08-29-2013, 08:55 AM
where is that from?


Uh a doc on his phone?

Yes? But maximum mods is doing the work.

Also, picked up one of these babies for my file server :-D so stoked
http://i163.photobucket.com/albums/t282/MonkeyMan9700/20130824_002523_zps93830e2d.jpg

voodooFX
09-06-2013, 06:06 AM
Last autumn, I built 3 servers for a study project. People might be interested in the hw configs.

Server number 1 (single socket):
Before building the faster server, this one served as a kind of testbed. The goal was to configure it for good I/O performance.
i7-3930K, 64GB, 32 x SSDs via 4 LSI controllers, Mellanox 40 Gbit/sec network adapter

Fast I/O needs parallelism, like cpu bound programs need multicore cpus (or gpu's, if the application fits to this hw approach)
http://www.pbase.com/andrease/image/145577975/original.jpg

Before settling on the Samsung SSDs, I tested approx. 12 different SSDs for my workload. A few of those can be seen here.
http://www.pbase.com/andrease/image/145578861/original.jpg

one of the major benefits of the 4 memory channels of the LGA-2011 socket. They allow decent read performance beyond any LGA-1155 cpu.
16.7 GB/sec
http://www.pbase.com/andrease/image/145940620/original.jpg

Combined workloads with a simultaneous load on the cpu and io subsystem proofed the value of watercooling. The stock and be quiet air coolers limited overall performance. Using a watercooler increased overall performance by 30% on the non-overclocked cpu.
1.3 mio iops with 20 ssd. cpu is limiting the io subsystem here.
http://www.pbase.com/andrease/image/145940622/original.jpg

For flexibility and to facilitate many reconfigurations, i used long sata cables. Optically not nice, but useful.
This picture was taken when the stock vent was still on. wprime and super pi aren't taxing the CPU as heavily as for instance ycrunch, so the benefit of watercooling might not be as big.
http://www.pbase.com/andrease/image/145579048/original.jpg

This server was used for the record runs in ycrunch on calculating pi for 25, 50 and 100 billion digits in the category "single socket systems"
http://www.xtremesystems.org/forums/showthread.php?221773-New-Multi-Threaded-Pi-Program-Faster-than-SuperPi-and-PiFast&p=5153478&viewfull=1#post5153478


The other 2 servers had different design goals. One was build for peak io performance on 2 sockets, utilizing 2 x E5-2687W, 256 GB and 48 ssd's. The goal with the third server was to get 72 terabyte capacity under 150 watt on the plug outlet using one E3-1245v2
http://www.pbase.com/andrease/image/145993029/original.jpg

cheers,
Andy


I work in a supercumputing centre and I see a lot of crazy things, but this is still like :banana::banana::banana::banana: :D

Nirvash
09-07-2013, 12:18 PM
Not exactly a server, but they are where I keep servers.
131248

Buckeye
09-07-2013, 07:03 PM
That's at your home Nirvash ?

There are nice clean looking racks, what are they ?

Nirvash
09-08-2013, 02:50 PM
That is very much my home, they are HP racks, the logo is just cut off the top of the photos. They don't seem to have any model numbers on them, so I can't say exactly, I got both of them used without side panels for $120 :up:
Will probably post pictures with the doors open after doing so more cable management.

Nirvash
11-02-2013, 05:55 PM
Did I forget to post stuff... maybe. Or maybe I was just tweaking stuff...

131721

Duh
11-02-2013, 06:32 PM
So much pr0nzzzz there

kromosto
11-03-2013, 09:48 PM
Remote desktop you say?

http://i163.photobucket.com/albums/t282/MonkeyMan9700/Screenshot_2013-08-02-09-21-35_zps451d4f3b.png

I love that I just log in from my phone wherever I am :-)

Program rocks!

are these computers names? i will use this naming schema as well. do you have patented it?

Kingcarcas
11-04-2013, 04:50 AM
You guys are making me really think i need a "server".........:rofl:

skycrane
11-16-2013, 04:53 AM
You guys are making me really think i need a "server".........:rofl:

Thats how we get you over to the dark side....young padawan....

NKrader
11-16-2013, 12:37 PM
are these computers names? i will use this naming schema as well. do you have patented it?
lol

i used it becuase it makes sense, they are two of the same exact peices of hardware powered by one psu.

:) i dont care who uses, and like i could really stop you if i wanted

skycrane
12-06-2013, 05:07 PM
C6100 ive found more than a few of these on ebay and thought 3 is a nice round number to have, so i have one inbound for a late Dec delivery :)
so the question i have is does the OS see these as 4 different mobos, or 1 big one with 8 sockets?

how would i connect all 3 of them together? witha 24 port Gbit switch, or are these inifiniband?

it says they are dual Gbit nics on each node with 4 nodes per enclosure, but they are HPC nodes, so wouldnt that mean inifinband?

whats a mezanine card, and what are they used for?

would i be able to boot each rack off of one hdd, or does each node need its own? what bout when i get all 3 racks, can u boot all 3 from one hdd

ive got a ton more questions.. lol

Buckeye
12-06-2013, 05:12 PM
They are separate machines (nodes) and not one big one.


Nice setup tho :)

skycrane
12-06-2013, 05:25 PM
ahhh damnnn it would have been cool as hell to open up a task manager and see 64 threads running at 100% :)

prob should start a new thread, i dont want to hijack this one... lol

yojimbo197
12-06-2013, 05:38 PM
ahhh damnnn it would have been cool as hell to open up a task manager and see 64 threads running at 100% :)

prob should start a new thread, i dont want to hijack this one... lol

I was going to say, think about how cool it would be to see that rig with L5639 or L5640's-96 threads cranking away!

Buckeye
12-06-2013, 05:48 PM
I am not sure if you can get MS cluster software to be able to do what you are wanting to do with crunching.

skycrane
12-06-2013, 05:49 PM
or these :) Xeon E7-8890 v2 15c 30t@2.8 GHz thats 120c/240t now i know they dont fit. but still.... a jaw dropping 672Ghz if intel crunching power.... now im over here drooling... lol

buckeye, well i do have the cluster disk just sitting here ready to be used.. hehe if not, i could always try and make a beuwolf cluster out of it. that would be fun to try

Buckeye
12-06-2013, 06:27 PM
Yeah I have it also, just need the hardware :)

NKrader
12-19-2013, 02:09 PM
two dual hexcore opteron! :) spent less than 350$ total on each one!
http://i163.photobucket.com/albums/t282/MonkeyMan9700/20131218_180858_zpsfnm7hiix.jpg

Buckeye
12-19-2013, 02:34 PM
Very nice. Supermicro also ! :)

Kingcarcas
12-19-2013, 03:34 PM
And electricity is pretty cheap up there, living the dream! :up:

NKrader
12-20-2013, 06:49 AM
And electricity is pretty cheap up there, living the dream! :up:

0.0882$ per/kWh

and they are both up and crunching, decided to get windows on both

MadHacker
12-20-2013, 07:03 AM
0.0882$ per/kWh

and they are both up and crunching, decided to get windows on both

I pay 0.0999$ per/kWh...
but after the extra fees on top, transmission fees and such it actually turns into about 0.18$ per/kWh
i just took my bill, and used the final cost and divided that by the kWh used.
gave me a more realistic cost of my power...

NKrader, how much do you actually pay?

NKrader
12-20-2013, 07:23 AM
I pay 0.0999$ per/kWh...
but after the extra fees on top, transmission fees and such it actually turns into about 0.18$ per/kWh
i just took my bill, and used the final cost and divided that by the kWh used.
gave me a more realistic cost of my power...

NKrader, how much do you actually pay?

i can look at it later, but everywhere has fees and taxes so,
but you are from canada! lol.
i think there is a 10$ flat fee added to bill and such, but adding these crunching only raised my power bill by like 25$ a month I think.

MadHacker
12-20-2013, 11:10 AM
i can look at it later, but everywhere has fees and taxes so,
but you are from canada! lol.
i think there is a 10$ flat fee added to bill and such, but adding these crunching only raised my power bill by like 25$ a month I think.
yup the taxes are there.. but there are so many other charges on my electric bill, that it almost doubles the cost per kWh

and your systems must not pull much power...
My server pulls 276w idle and is costing me $36.86 a month to run. (according to battery backup program),
I think the 17 hard drives consume more power then I initially figured. also the MB/CPU are not ideal for power savings (Asus Maximus Extreme & Q6600) and then there are all those fans...

I plan to take a picture of it after Xmas, bought my wife a new camera... and have to wait until it gets unwrapped.

NKrader
12-28-2013, 02:44 PM
"Finished" one of them as i finally got the dimastech flex fan installed! yeah!


thinking about getting better psu for my dedicated crunchers tho.. these bronze ones make me sad. LOL

http://i163.photobucket.com/albums/t282/MonkeyMan9700/20131228_144756_zps5z0fqakv.jpg

Kingcarcas
12-29-2013, 12:12 PM
Yes sir esp. if you only have a few, mine are just "80+ Certified" before they even came out with the Gold,Silver and Bronze :ROTF:

NKrader
12-29-2013, 07:03 PM
Yes sir esp. if you only have a few, mine are just "80+ Certified" before they even came out with the Gold,Silver and Bronze :ROTF:

looking at getting the seasonic 660 platinum for these guys, as im planning on keeping the chassis and psu to house my crunchers even if I sell the 12 core opteron boards it could make a little sense.

yojimbo197
12-29-2013, 08:17 PM
looking at getting the seasonic 660 platinum for these guys, as im planning on keeping the chassis and psu to house my crunchers even if I sell the 12 core opteron boards it could make a little sense.

Dude, you just missed at least two sales on the 660 Platinum PSU in the past month. They might have some end of the year sale this week, so keep on the lookout. Otherwise I see either the 660 or 7XX platinum for sale about once every 1.5-2 months.

yojimbo197
01-03-2014, 12:23 AM
looking at getting the seasonic 660 platinum for these guys, as im planning on keeping the chassis and psu to house my crunchers even if I sell the 12 core opteron boards it could make a little sense.

Yo NKrader!
Seasonic 760W Platinum is on sale for 119.66 with a $20 rebate=$99.66
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817151120&nm_mc=EMC-IGNEFL010314&cm_mmc=EMC-IGNEFL010314-_-EMC-010314-Index-_-PowerSupplies-_-17151120-L011A
Jump on it!

Duh
02-05-2014, 02:24 PM
Nick that chassis looks superb. Which is it?

NKrader
02-05-2014, 04:43 PM
Nick that chassis looks superb. Which is it?

http://www.supermicro.com/products/chassis/tower/732/sc732i-500.cfm

L33T
02-10-2014, 06:25 AM
My data center >___<

https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-as43IvWsl7c/UejX-b59l_I/AAAAAAAAEPc/tJSdZxoF3KY/w470-h351-no/IMG_1704.JPG

Includes Active Directory, DNS, DHCP, OpenVPN, RADIUS (WPA2-Enterprise 802.1x), Minecraft, TF2, Sharepoint, IIS, Apache, SQL Server, and others!

lowfat
03-27-2014, 05:08 PM
Going to cross post this here since this is actually my ESXi server.

http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b110/tulcakelume/FT02/foreveraloneserverFT021.jpg (http://s18.photobucket.com/user/tulcakelume/media/FT02/foreveraloneserverFT021.jpg.html)

http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b110/tulcakelume/FT02/foreveraloneserverFT023.jpg (http://s18.photobucket.com/user/tulcakelume/media/FT02/foreveraloneserverFT023.jpg.html)

http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b110/tulcakelume/FT02/foreveraloneserverFT022.jpg (http://s18.photobucket.com/user/tulcakelume/media/FT02/foreveraloneserverFT022.jpg.html)

http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b110/tulcakelume/FT02/foreveraloneserverFT025.jpg (http://s18.photobucket.com/user/tulcakelume/media/FT02/foreveraloneserverFT025.jpg.html)

http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b110/tulcakelume/FT02/foreveraloneserverFT026.jpg (http://s18.photobucket.com/user/tulcakelume/media/FT02/foreveraloneserverFT026.jpg.html)

Movieman
03-27-2014, 05:52 PM
Now I know who to call when I wants something beautiful built..
Nice work lowfat! :up:

tiro_uspsss
03-27-2014, 06:38 PM
Going to cross post this here since this is actually my ESXi server.



that is ridiculously slick! :p: :cool: :up:

are the HDD data cables plugged in, in those pics? :confused:

NKrader
03-27-2014, 06:58 PM
that is ridiculously slick! :p: :cool: :up:

are the HDD data cables plugged in, in those pics? :confused:

yep they are..

jesus lowfat.. im so jelly of everysingle computer you touch

lowfat
03-27-2014, 07:23 PM
that is ridiculously slick! :p: :cool: :up:

are the HDD data cables plugged in, in those pics? :confused:

Yes they are. They are Akasa Pro-slim cables that I have cut to length. Then used small bands of heatshrink to keep all the cables together. The come out directly at the SATA connections on the motherboard. Worked out perfectly.

NKrader
03-27-2014, 08:48 PM
Yes they are. They are Akasa Pro-slim cables that I have cut to length. Then used small bands of heatshrink to keep all the cables together. The come out directly at the SATA connections on the motherboard. Worked out perfectly.

so im gona send my computer on a vacay at your house for the summer and let it pick up some class while its there.

lowfat
03-28-2014, 08:02 AM
so im gona send my computer on a vacay at your house for the summer and let it pick up some class while its there.

I am not sure the summer would be long enough. On average I'd say it takes over 6 months for me to finish a system theses days.:p:

lowfat
07-11-2014, 10:37 AM
My new NAS.

http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b110/tulcakelume/Define/export-16-1.jpg (http://s18.photobucket.com/user/tulcakelume/media/Define/export-16-1.jpg.html)

http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b110/tulcakelume/Define/export-15-1.jpg (http://s18.photobucket.com/user/tulcakelume/media/Define/export-15-1.jpg.html)

http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b110/tulcakelume/Define/export-17-1.jpg (http://s18.photobucket.com/user/tulcakelume/media/Define/export-17-1.jpg.html)

http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b110/tulcakelume/Define/export-18-1.jpg (http://s18.photobucket.com/user/tulcakelume/media/Define/export-18-1.jpg.html)

tool_462
07-12-2014, 06:10 PM
What RAID card is that? Nice looking rig! You don't want to see my NAS...

lowfat
07-12-2014, 07:44 PM
What RAID card is that? Nice looking rig! You don't want to see my NAS...

It is an IBM M1015 that has been flashed to an LSI 9211-8i in IT mode w/o the MPT bios. Have been using it in my previous FreeNAS machine for 8 months 24/7 and it has been working great. Especially for $125 or what I paid on eBay.

brinox
08-07-2014, 11:43 AM
My fileserver before migrating it to a mini-NAS box :up:

https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-AQuHYo72y5c/U6urErkpzdI/AAAAAAAABvo/dA_hQo8aYR8/w1024-h768-no/IMG_20140625_175233.jpg

I'll take a snap of the new setup here shortly and get it posted later tonight or tomorrow :yepp:

NKrader
08-15-2014, 01:41 PM
Just picked up two of these for 80$ from performance PC's, time to watercool the opterons
http://www.ekwb.com/shop/media/catalog/product/cache/1/image/5e06319eda06f020e43594a9c230972d/d/s/dsc_0656_800.jpg

lowfat
08-22-2014, 06:00 AM
Just picked up two of these for 80$ from performance PC's, time to watercool the opterons
http://www.ekwb.com/shop/media/catalog/product/cache/1/image/5e06319eda06f020e43594a9c230972d/d/s/dsc_0656_800.jpg
$80 each or combined? They are fantastic looking blocks. Watercooling CPUs that can't overclock is kind of overkill but at least it will look awesome.

[XC] Synthetickiller
09-13-2016, 06:30 PM
I figured it wouldn't hurt to bump the thread.
This isn't anything hardcore. Its just my backup storage server: ASRock itx server board with intel C2550, 64gb DDR3 1333, 8x3tb (Raidz2, 14.4TB of usable storage), open solaris 11.3 w/ napp-it.
http://forum.bodybuilding.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=8416413&d=1471999595
http://forum.bodybuilding.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=8416433&d=1471999614
http://forum.bodybuilding.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=8416443&d=1471999620

StyM
09-13-2016, 06:31 PM
such a huge case... :)

NKrader
10-14-2016, 04:21 PM
As she currently sits, shes just waiting on me to stop being lazy.


Case - Caselabs - Nova X2M - Black
Motherboard - SuperMicro X10SDV-TLN4F-O
Ram - Kingston 64GB Kit (4x16GB) - 2133MHz DDR4 SDRAM ECC Registered
PowerSupply - SeaSonic Platinum SS-660XP2
HBA - LSI 9300-8i
Hot-Swap Backplane - 2x SuperMicro CSE-M35T-1B
VM Host - SSD-DM064-PHI - 64GB SATA DOM
VM Guests - SAMSUNG 950 PRO M.2 512GB

http://i.imgur.com/Tf5vKoL.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/H2lQS8q.jpg

Levish
11-29-2016, 04:45 AM
As she currently sits, shes just waiting on me to stop being lazy.

Very nice KNrader; those are Supermicro 2x5.25 bay devices?
I keep kicking around cost effective options to change my setup to something hotswap and with status LEDs.

tiro_uspsss
01-05-2017, 05:08 PM
my website/torrent/cloud server:

http://i.imgur.com/yz6hHwo.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/hkPHzyB.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/lsuuSRQ.jpg

specs:
SuperMicro X7DCL-i
2x Intel Xeon X5460 with Noctua NH-U12DX heatsinks
6x 4GB Hynix DDR2-667/PC2-5300 ECC+REG
Areca 1210 (yellow SATA cables are from DFI nF4 mobo! :p )
Mellanox ConnectX-2 (10GbE NIC)
Intel Desktop 1000/Pro (1GbE NIC)
CoolerMaster Silent Pro 1000W (overkill, yes, I know :o )
2x Hitachi 2TB (media for website)
Toshiba 3TB (torrents/cloud)
Crucial C300 128GB SSD (VMs)
Intel 330 120GB (OS: Windows Server 2012 R2)
Scythe fan controller (temp probe attached to northbridge heatsink)
Lian Li PC-A10B

the two mid-mounted fans are to cool the Areca and northbridge. The Areca didn't really need it, but the northbridge was getting rather toasty with no forced/direct airflow (~60C iirc).

DaveB
01-10-2017, 11:47 AM
I got bored with regular single-socket setups and picked up some cheap used server parts to play with. I initially purchased a Intel S2600CP2J Dual LGA 2011 eATX, 2 x Xeon E5-2670 (16C/32T), and 64GB DDR3-1600 Reg/ECC for $360 shipped. I then sold the 64GB DDR3-1600 Reg/ECC for $200 on eBay and paid only $44 for the 32GB DDR3-1333 Reg/ECC I'm now running with - so the net cost for the combo is only $250. That's less than a standard i7 K CPU alone. Then I picked up an open box Corsair Carbide Clear 400C case at Microcenter for $40 which, although advertised for E-ATX, only had 3 of the appropriate mounting holes for the Intel SSI EEB motherboard. So I had to use some imagination to get it installed but all is well. It does make for a compact server since it is no bigger than a standard ATX case

CPU Cooling is supplied by a pair of Cooler Master Hyper 212s with the CPU2 fan mounted on the back side in a pull configuration. Doing that provided extra separation between the two heatsinks that reduced CPU2's max temp by 5C so both run at 65C under 32 thread 100% load. Used some Noctua PWM NA-RC7 Low Noise Adapters to slow the fans down and keep everything nice and quiet. The PSU is a Supermicro 665W server supply I've had for several years powering my previous X79 and X99 builds. Stuck in my mini GTX 1060, a $15 USB 3.0 card, hooked up my USB Sound "Card" to complete the system, and installed a few SSDs I had to get it going. A photo of dubious quality is provided for you viewing below.

http://img1.imagehousing.com/0/computer-320481.jpg (http://www.imagehousing.com/image/computer/1289871)

swiftex
01-11-2017, 03:36 PM
Dave, I give you 10 points for creativity. Dave gets the "Frugal" server of the year award!:clap:

DaveB
01-13-2017, 02:16 PM
Thanks, I humbly accept this prestigious award!

But how about the smallest Xeon server? Housed in a tiny Spire PowerCube 501 I have a Xeon E3-1230 V3 4 core/8 thread CPU running on an Asus H81I-Plus/CSM mini ITX board. It's powered by a SeaSonic SS350-SFE 350W SFX PSU and has an MSI GT 730 2 GB GDDR5 Single-Slot, Low-Profile GPU. Here's photo of it side by side with my budget dual E5-2670 behemoth! Below that is a photo of the guts of the mini server with the little fan I velcro'ed in to get rid of the heat that collected at the top of the case.

https://s27.postimg.org/5v02ou2gz/Xeon_boxes.jpg (https://postimg.org/image/ghtvu9am7/)imgur (https://postimage.org/)

https://s29.postimg.org/kxhkzwpmv/Mini_Xeon.jpg (https://postimg.org/image/jv7ehd6tf/)image hosting gif (https://postimage.org/)

bluestang
01-14-2017, 08:58 AM
Are those v1 or v2 for the 2670s? Also running stock or OCed? Looks like a winner for a crazy low price. I might try and do 2 for work.

DaveB
01-15-2017, 03:44 AM
Are those v1 or v2 for the 2670s? Also running stock or OCed? Looks like a winner for a crazy low price. I might try and do 2 for work.
I got my setup at Natex (http://www.natex.us/category-s/1865.htm). They have packages with V1's and V2's. Nothing is OC'd, they run at 3 GHz with all 32 threads at 100%. Libby at Natex is very nice to deal with.

bluestang
01-15-2017, 08:09 AM
Thanks!

cdawall
02-17-2017, 02:03 PM
I guess I can post in here, nothing that fancy compared to what's in here.

http://img.techpowerup.org/161028/1020160148-hdr.jpg

http://img.techpowerup.org/161028/1020160148a-hdr.jpg

Xeon 2650v4 ES/Asrock EPC612D4l/32GB DDR4 SODIMM/256GB M550 OS/Adaptec 51645 10x2TB Seagate Constellation ES raid50/Antec TPQ-850/Lian Li PC-Q26A

swiftex
02-24-2017, 09:16 PM
Little Dave and Big Dave hit a Grand Slam!!! It was the velcro.......or was that the Canadian version "duct tape"?

VietOZ
03-22-2017, 10:24 AM
Mine is a crunching farm. Hope I can post here :D
Top Dual E5-2695 V4 ES / SM X10 board
2nd top Dual E5-2683 V3 ES / SM X10 board
2nd bottom Dual E5-2683 V3 ES / SM X10 board
bottom Dual E5649 (this thing is louder than the other 3 combine)

https://xtremesystemsteam.org/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=11053.0;attach=157 3;image

DaveB
07-18-2017, 04:22 PM
Dave, I give you 10 points for creativity. Dave gets the "Frugal" server of the year award!:clap:

Well I've built an even more frugal one now. I sold the original server setup, including the motherboard, CPUs and RAM on ebay for double what I paid back in late February, to play with multiple Ryzen 7 and 5 combos. But either returned or sold all of them, and have now just pretty much rebuilt this dual Xeon setup. Went even cheaper this time with a Intel s2600CPJ for $130, $40 for a pair of 6C/12T E5-2640s, and $65 for 32GB (8 x 4GB) Samsung DDR3-1333 Reg/ECC - so $235 all in on ebay. Looks the same except for the video card - I sold all my GTX 1060s and my GTX 1070 to miners for a good profit so I initially had my MSI GT 730 2GB GDDR5 in there for the time being. Still only 3 standoffs screwed in with plastic standoffs in the other holes and some twist ties holding them down. Works great, runs quiet and cool. Reused that pair of Noctua NA-RC7 Low Noise Adapter (LNA) cables to slow down the Cooler Master 212 fans while keeping the temps under 65C under constant 100% load. Now I have a Zotac GTX Mini 1080 in there to play with. Even with the drop from 16C/32 to 12C/24T it's still a powerful setup.

http://i67.tinypic.com/2lvh1y1.jpg

Bun-Bun
11-15-2018, 02:42 PM
Here is my submission. Dual socket Z9PE-D16 populated with two E5-2667 v2 and 128GB 1600MHz ECC Samsung memory. And a bunch of drives. On a shelf.

https://i.imgur.com/zPWIEAr.jpg

alpha754293
12-22-2018, 12:45 PM
Here is one of my servers.

https://i.postimg.cc/3xP7CSJh/18922520-913968148879-4897054420455576157-o.jpg

Here is the rest of the stack.

https://i.postimg.cc/hv3N4vXn/19224969-915847467709-8799394904390519453-n.jpg

The top system is four half-width, dual Xeon socket nodes, each with dual Intel Xeon E5-2690 (v1) (8-core, 2.9 GHz stock, upto 3.3 GHz full load, upto 3.6 GHz max TurboBoost, HTT disabled, 16-cores total per node), with 128 GB of DDR3-1866 2Rx4 ECC Registered RAM (8x 16 GB), and an Intel 545 Series 1 TB SATA 6 Gbps SSD and at least one HGST 3 TB 7,200 rpm SATA 6 Gbps HDD.

Each node also has a dedicated 10/100 Mbps LAN for IPMI, and dual gigabit LAN, and recently I just added in a Mellanox ConnectX-4 dual (QSFP28) port 4x EDR Infiniband (100 Gbps) network card in there.

Combined, the system has a total of 64 cores, 512 GB, and around 808 Gbps of total network throughput capacity. That is powered by a redundant (1+1) 1620W power supply, which it will consume at peak load. (Backed up with a 3000W UPS).

That used to be connect to two separate Xeon data and file servers (one had a single, single core Xeon in there, originally 30 TB raw and the other was a dual Xeon, 4-core, 1.6 GHz, 60 TB raw), but since then, I've moved both of those servers to two Qnap TS-832x 8-bay NAS systems (lower power consumption, uses an AL 4-core ARM processor, has dual gigabit ethernet and dual SFP 10GbE ports as well.)

Since these pictures were taken, I also no longer use the cabinet as well due to thermal management issues.

I also have two smaller workstations, each with a single Xeon E5-2690 (v1), and also 128 GB of ECC Registered RAM (except they're DDR3-1333 4Rx4, so they only run at DDR3-800 speeds on account of it). One of them has a Quadro K6000 for a video card (which I also use for GPU computations) and the other only has I think a EVGA GTX660 in it right now whilst I debate whether I want to drop a K6000 in there as well.

And that also doesn't inclue my primary workstation, which is only an Intel Core i7 3930K (6-core, 3.2 GHz stock, upto 3.5 GHz, HTT disabled) and only 64 GB of RAM with a Quadro 5000.

Throughout my house, I have probably somewhere in the neighbourhood of between 150-200 TB of raw total storage capacity across all of the drives that I have (those that are installed in systems, and those are just sort of more "free standing" (e.g. USB drives and whatnot).