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NVMe SSD with Controller Memory Buffers (CMB)

I have a couple of questions regarding server and data center NVMe SSDs. I'm interested in knowing if there are NVMe SSDs available with Controller Memory Buffers (CMB) support. Moreover, it would be ...
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How much RAM to run Llama locally?

On a server, I only have a CPU and a simulated GPU with 4mb simulated VRAM. So basically I only have a CPU. I want to install Llama 2 13b locally. How much RAM is recommended?
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i7-1355U or R7-7730U As a Plex Media Server?

I have been picking between... Requirements: I hate noise so i need it to be fanless It will be a 24/7 Plex server It needs to be able to transcode 4K HDR videos - Score higher than 17000 I will ...
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P2200 Quadro on Dell PowerEdge T420

I need a support for GPU installation. I have an old T420 and P2200 Quadro GPU. The GPU has 75W max. power consumption and does not require any power connectors. If the setup failured, could I suspect ...
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Difference betwen types of PCIe lanes in server systems

I've been trying to learn about nVidia's GPU Direct Storage for the purposes of database systems, like pg-strom. GPU Direct is a technology leveraging PCI Express' ability to perform PCIe to PCIe ...
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Advice on server CPU to buy

My team and I are considering the purchase of a new compute server. Specifically we are dealing with CFD (Computational Fluid Dynamics) in the area of Space Engineering. According to past experiences, ...
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Data Scientist getting into Machine Learning, asking for hardware recommendations (MacBook Pro) -- is eGPU an option?

I am a Data Scientist currently working on non-AI/ML projects, but I would like to set up a desk system to start learning AI/ML. I have an iMac and a MacBook Pro, they are both Intel-based and are ...
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How can I power SATA HDDs given this motherboard?

First-time asker here (let me know if there's a better stack for this) I recently bought a secondhand Lenovo ThinkServer TS460, intending to run a home media server on it using UnraidOS. Here's Lenovo'...
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Are there alternations to the recommended server chassis RM52 rack rails (RMS05-22)?

We have the server chassis SylverStone RM52 and need rack rails for it. Currently, rails recommended by the manufacturer (RMS05-22) are currently sold out in Germany. Are there alternatives available?
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Thinking of getting a server/homelab

I have been using a cluster for my work (mainly running parallelized fortran and matlab codes). And thinking of getting a homelab. It will be a big fixed cost for me to get 2 to 4 nodes up and running ...
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Different PCIe spec on server compared to desktop?

Is there a different PCIe spec for server motherboards compared to desktops? I recently purchased a PCIe gigabit networking card (Cisoc Dual Port 1GB Rj-45 Network Ethernet Server Card Broadcom ...
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Socket 1700 Mainboard for Windows Server [closed]

We have a small server with Windows Server 2016. It previously run on AMD Ryzen. We have upgraded the hardware to: i5-13600 on ASUS Prime B760-PLUS Problem: Modern Mainboards (any Socket 1700 for ...
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NAS/ mini server for first own home

At the end of this year I will no longer be able to use the off the shelf QNAP TS-251+ NAS my parents bought a while ago as I am moving, thus I want to build my first own setup. At the moment I am the ...
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Physical Server Requirements

I need some guidance. We want to set up a game server. It will be a physical server and then running the game servers as VMs. Now we need to know what the actual hardware for the physical server need ...
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Best hardware for a cluster of linux machines

I have a third party software which needs a lot of RAM for its functionality. I also have a method to make the software run in a distributed manner so that I am able to run it in hosts with limited ...
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Low wattage home server, SoC motherboard

I'd like to upgrade from a 2GB Rpi while keeping the power bill small. I have my eyes set on a Biostar J4125NHU. When it comes to IO it's got: M.2 M key PCI-E 2.0 x2 slot 2x SATA III slots some USB ...
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Server Recommendation for windows server 2022

I'm new to maintaining users. As we currently don't have an active directory server on-prem, everything is in the cloud currently with Azure. I'm looking to buy a Dell Server for Windows 2022 Domain ...
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Is there any rack-mount server case which support massive amount of HDD?

I just need to build my custom storage solution. The enterprise grade solution provided by third part company is too expensive and it doesn't cover my requirements. I have overview all the mainstream ...
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I would like a RAM recommendation for HPE ML110 G9 E5-2603v4

According to HPE, the model HPE ML110 G9 processor E5-2603v4, supports RAM 16 GB up to 1866 MHz According to the QuickSpecs of this model, it comes by default with 8 GB RAM 2400 Mhz According to the ...
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Displayport for DELL T150 server

By accident I bought a DELL T150 server, which was shipped with VGA. I did not expect to receive a VGA port in the year 2022. I tried an active VGA to DP converter, but it does not run stable, when I ...
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A 10Gig NIC card

I'm from India. Please recommend: a 10Gig NIC card, or a website that can be used to find info about this. Specification/Requirements: Supported speeds: 10Gig To be used for PCIe x1 Lane Copper, so ...
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Are direct attach fibre NICs compatible with 10GBASE-SR/SW 400m multimode fiber cabling?

I have around 100 Finisar FTLX8574D3BCL transceivers I need test so I'm looking for a pair of PCIE 8x cards. I see a lot of DA cards (example: Intel 94F2046 X520-DA2) for sale on ebay but I'm not ...
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What hardware do I REALLY need?

At the Moment, I have a Fujistu RX300 S6 with 2 hexa-core Xeon's with HyperThreading (24 threads) at 2.6 GHz, 128 GB DDR3 ECC, 200 GB SSD an 4 TB HDD in my basement, but the electricity alone cost me ...
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Which graphic card for supermicro X8DTi-LN4F motherboard?

I plan to build workstation based on supermicro X8DTi-LN4F. I'm aware it's very old but I'm buying it in very decent money. The only problem with this mobo is lack pci-express x16. According to the ...
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What would be an optimal CPU to get for a Minecraft Server for around 100$ if any? (50 player server)

I started hosting a MC server on a dedicated machine at home for a week now and I wanted to get something a bit better, it runs with a few plugins - 5GB ram dedicated to the server. So, my budget is ...
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What should I buy as a personal server?

I would like to buy a personal server that I can leave plugged in at home in order to run some of my programs 24/24 and have some storage space. I did some research about the prices of servers but it ...
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Where can I buy a PCIe card to add USB 3.0+ ports to my Supermicro SYS-6018U-TR4+?

Where can I buy a PCIe card to add USB 3.0+ ports to my Supermicro SYS-6018U-TR4+? It must: physically fit into the server be compatible with Linux, at USB 3.0+ speeds And preferably: provide a mix ...
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Linux friendly server oriented motherboard for Intel i7 11700

Any recommendation for an ATX motherboard for Intel i7 11700 that would run well under Linux (Ubuntu)? I'm having a hard time to find a review of SOHO server oriented mobos. Mostly people review the ...
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Xeon E5 2683 V4 vs Xeon Bronze 4206 for DB server

Need a new Server for MySQL DB. Should I go for Xeon 4206 6 core CPU X 2 CPU's or Xeon E5 2683 V3/2680 V4/2683 V4 X 2 CPU's Xeon W 1270/1370P (Technically an I9, but higher clocks.) With Quad NVME ...
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Is "stacking" fans useful for increasing CFM?

I have a tiny n54l HP microserver, its super compact but perhaps to a fault as the airflow isn't great. I was thinking about replacing the existing fan which is about 100cfm with a stronger one that ...
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Question laptop vs server for http web site and database

i have an 15 years old laptop that i am using to run xampp ( http php website database) and a java program and windows 10 os the website is only being used by max of 3-5 users self use / apps that run ...
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Replacing 13 year old tower with a mini PC like system

I have a 13 year old tower PC system with a Intel Core 2 Q6600 CPU and 4GB of RAM. This was pretty much high-end back then. It still does what it should and I use it as a Linux-based server for my ...
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What should I switch my cpu to?

I'm running my old computer from like 6 or 7 years ago as a server, and for the most part it works fine. I have some extra money, and when it is bottlenecked, the cpu causes the bottleneck. The ...
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Need desktop LGA1151 motherboard w/ Windows Server Access Control Service, VT-d, & APICv

I want to enable passthrough of my GeForce RTX 2080Ti GPU in Windows Server (2019 preferred) using DDA. I need to buy another motherboard, since my current Gigabyte AORUS Pro motherboard will not ...
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Custom rack 8-12 drive NAS build backplane support?

Looking for advice on building a 8/12 bay NAS server. I'm considering building a custom 2U rack mount NAS server build, and found the majority of the parts I need, but I don't understand if the ...
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Quad socket motherboards that support mezzanine or daughtercards with additional CPU sockets?

Years ago Tyan had the Thunder line of motherboards, mostly in the EATX form factor. They were notable for being quad socket designs and also supported the addition of a mezzanine card with another 4 ...
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Best Cheap NAS from eBay with Support for LFF

so browsing through Amazon I find NAS's that seem to be the right fit. This one for instance seems good: The Synology 12 bay But the price is wayyyyyy too much ($1500 at the time of writing this). I'...
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NAS recommendation for the following needs

I am looking for a NAS that would accommodate the following things, some are essential, some are optional, here they are: It should hold 4 or 5 disks (this depends of the answer to the question I ...
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Server: Dual Intel Xeon 5420 vs I7-2600 [closed]

I'm about to buy a server, for a Django system (Ubuntu + Django + nginx + postgresql) I have two options:   Dual Intel Xeon 5420 16GB DDR2 240GB SSD or I7-2600 16GB DDR3 240GB SSD Which of these ...
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Small company server

I'm a new (and currently the only) IT guy at a small company (around 20 employees). I'm looking to get a small server for our company so that we could manage access to shared storage and sync outlook ...
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Tesla V100 GPU server

I'm planning to build a GPU server with two Tesla V100 cards but I'm not sure about what kind of connection to ask: SXM2 or PCIe. Is it possible to build an SXM2-based GPU server using only two ...
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Small server for NAS/SAN

I'm looking for a small server to act as the central node in a cheap high-capacity NAS/SAN. The expected setup will be: central node running ZFS and providing a NAS interface to the outside; multiple ...
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I need recommendation for small server

I'm looking for a small server to prepare my business item and collect data(some blog articles). I'm planning to run solution written by PHP or Python. So, what I want to ask is which one is better, ...
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Android Phone capable of running Ubuntu (or any Linux)?

For travel I have a Raspberry Pi 4 that I setup as a mini server and secure router. I added a battery to it, and a screen to show basic system statistics. It works well, but it's kind of bulky and ...
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Need help with file server

I need to know the cheapest but best quality server that can host data (not games) for a college esports team. it will mostly be used for holding game files and documents for the team. I do not have ...
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Server/NAS system for private usage

as a new project I want to establish a home server/NAS solution at my home. I want to fulfill following requirements: The solution shall host an application server which runs an Jira instance (...
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Is there a super-dense quad socket NVMe server?

Does anyone know of an intel quad-socket server that can hold 40-48 NVMe drives all connected via 4x pci lanes?
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Rack mounted server for x5 HDMI display screen

I am trying to spec a rack mountable server to power 5 large screens, each of which will use HDMI to connect to the server. The screens will be used in an IT Operations room and will be displaying ...
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HP ProLiant DL380 Gen 9

I've already have HPE Proliant Gen9 server, and at first I slotted 8 * 16 GB RAM, but Now I need to add more Ram, So is it possible to add 64/32 GB Ram beside the 16 GB Ram?
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Webcam which can upload to (or be accessed from) a private remote server without involving any proprietary cloud servers or a computer?

I'm looking for a webcam which is able to upload directly to a user-specified remote server - or which can be directly accessed remotely - without involving any kind of third party server or service ...
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