Questions tagged [server]

For questions about hardware that will be used in running a certain type of server such as a web server or VPS. Use this tag for questions about about which type of server to use.

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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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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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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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Affordable expansion array for a public mirror server

We have a public server that provides mirror service for a variety of open-source software, like Ubuntu, Debian, CentOS and PyPI, RubyGems, CPAN, etc. Our daily outgoing network goes from 10 TB to 12 ...
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Replace high end laptop with server solution [closed]

Currently I have a quite high end laptop to run diverse software in the realm of (software) engineering and simulation/numerics. I was wondering whether it would make sense to run something like a ...
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Do I need a matched pair of Xeons for a dual CPU board if there is only one stepping level listed?

I am considering purchasing 2 Xeon 2667v2 CPUs to use in a dual CPU board. The spec page (click on "Ordering and Compliance" on the left) only lists a single step level: Does that mean that I don't ...
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Syncthing-capable BSD router for max. 100 EUR/120 USD

This is a simplified model of our network: LAN1 LAN2 +-------------------------------+ +--------------------------+ | ...
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Media computer / NAS with HDMI

What I am trying to achieve : Stream media to my TV using the least possible amount of devices. What I currently own : A Western Digital MyCloud Ex 2 Ultra NAS, and I am somewhat happy/unhappy ...
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Can one get hardware quotations by hardware features online?

I'm looking for the simplest motherboard with an i7 processor, one RAM slot for 16gb, 10G RDMA NIC, 1 SATA port, a small NVME and power supply. No need for display ports, USB ports , KVM ports, ...
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Large external hard drive [closed]

I own a small cloud storage company and I was wondering what type of external hard drive/server I should purchase. I have considered this 80TB one, but is there a better choice?
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vector tiles server

For my new application I'll have to start a vector tile server. I followed this tutorial and started such on my old laptop for tests. I would like to know best hardware recomendations for this type of ...
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Headless Home Server w/ Ubuntu Server - Resilio Sync - RClone

I would like to build a home server that runs Ubuntu Server with Resilio Sync and RClone. I think I can handle the software side but am having a hard time with the hardware side. I don't need wifi as ...
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Which Dedicated Server for FFMPEG?

My website converts video to audio and video to video using FFMPEG (full Centos 64bit install). Mostly i got multiple conversions (10-20) real time. I use cache for already converted audios/videos. I ...
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Comparison Between Servers

The core process of the company is running on a 4 year old server, and at this point the I.T. Staff got the budget to buy a new server. The core process is a web app with intensive writing/reading ...
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Recommendation Between HDD and SSD for Web Server [closed]

As the new I.T. guy, the managment ask me for buying an new server for the core proccess application. This is a web application, "hand made" for a courrier enterprise. As many standart web app, uses ...
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Server for Parallel Programming [closed]

I have some parallelized codes. The codes on my machine Intel Xeon CPU E3-1270 v3 @ 3.5GHz, reduce from 9 hours when non parallelized to 1.37 hours when parallelized. This is a huge gain from a 4 ...
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Dedicated Server for Multiple VMs

I currently utilize a single Amazon Web Services EC2 t2.micro server on Windows Server 2012 R2 for my multiplayer gaming services (providing server listings). Due to many reasons, I need to modify the ...
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Cheap Wimax Router or High power WiFi system to help impoverished area

I plan on making a headless FTP server with OwnCloud on a RasPi or a low end used CPU. I need this to be accessible over a 2.5km radius. Maybe I have to use a system of multiple routers to achieve ...
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Freenas VS commercial NAS: what hardware would you reccomand? [closed]

I need to build a Raid 5 NAS system mainly for storage. I am considering to use FreeNas server: what hardware would you recommend for a system with 5 HDD (total 3.5TB)? I also have a pc sitting in ...
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Are there quiet fans with high static pressure?

I'm looking for a replacement to the noisy fans for a server 2U chassis. The front of the chassis is filled with the hard disks, which means that there is little space for air flow, which, in turn, ...
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Difference between 3.5“ and 2.5” SAS for home office server

I am looking to buy a small server for my home office. I do video editing, and currently using USB3 external disks is slowing me down, so I need a fast file server that I can use to store my live ...
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PC / server for running big data

For my work I use a lot of data. When trying to work with this data this is generally speaking loaded into the RAM. I want to upgrade my current 64GB RAM desktop as it simply does not cut it anymore. ...
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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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How can I create a rack with PCs

Here's what I need to do: I want to have multiple desktop/laptop PCs stored in minimal space I should be able to attach a peripheral device to each PC. Should be able to access the PCs easily to ...
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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 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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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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PCIe SSD, SATA SSD or Hard disk drives for a 10-workers server?

For a server aimed to centralize the documents of a 10-people team, which kind of media would you advise to have a system that is both responsive and reliable? I want the server not hanging and that ...
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6x Dual Slot GPUs on SM 2028GR-TRHT

I am not extremely familiar with hardware. This question might be easy to answer. This server has been advertised to handle 6 GPUs. My question is that can it support 6 Dual Slot/Double Width GPUs (...
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Motherboard for mid-level virtualization server

[Edit] restated question trying to emulate a different format found in this request more closely. I'm looking to have a mid-level virtualization and media server for an extended home environment, and ...
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How to determine minimum application requirements for Microsoft SQL Server? [closed]

I do tech support for a web application. Recently, a dealer/client wanted for us to specify minimum requirements for Microsoft SQL server. I found several articles on MSDN that had barebone ...
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Choosing between Home Server, NAS or both

I'm a web developer and I work most of the time at home. I need a web server to store my software and be able to work on the code while I'm at home and outside. I also need a NAS to store my personal ...
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small business GIS and fileserver

I own a startup that specializes in consultancy for the maritime industry. I am up to a point that I have to invest in a server but as every startup I am on a tight budget. All my current systems and ...
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Mainboard / CPU / RAM for multiple chrome instances

I need to build a system that runs multiple chrome web browsers simultaneously. I am now trying to determine the optimal CPU/RAM performance ratio. I have already figured out that each instance ...
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Can I use a 2003 server as a desktop computer? (See desc.)

Recently I found a 'Win SBS Prem 2003 1-2CPU 5-CAL' server. It's fully operational and appears to have adequate hardware (64 GB ram, 2 Intel Xeon CPU's, 1Tb hard drive). It runs Windows Small Business ...
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What VPN Device should I get to hide my http traffic

I want to set up a VPN network: client + server because i'm often connected to unsecured wifi network. -When the client is connected, all HTTP / HTTPS traffic must pass through the VPN -The client ...
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What motherboard should I get to upgrade my Cisco Ironport s360s motherboard

I'm looking to update my servers motherboard with a newer board. The reason I'm looking to upgrade is because I'd like to be able to install a decent graphics card. I can't at the moment because the ...
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choosing motherboard and 1U server case

I've got my eyes set on the Ryzen 5 1600x cpu. I'd like to install it in 19' rack, using 1U space. What chassis and mother board do you recommend? Will I need to purchase a separate cooler? I wont ...
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Suggestions for storage pc

I own a small production company and use a lot of hard drives to backup my data. I want to find an affordable solution for file storage. What is the best way to achieve this? It doesn't need to be ...
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Recommended hardware for ffmpeg/vlc

I need to create a video matrix. 4 video HD streams in (10MB/s each, 1080p), 1 HD stream out. This can be done with ffmpeg and vlc. This will be done on a CLI linux server. In test everything is ...
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Super low power WiFi server

I have been searching for a low power way to serve a configuration page over WiFi. I have a concept working on a WR703n router, serving a configuration page for an arduino project. The whole thing, ...
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Convert USB to WiFi Printer [closed]

I've tried to convert my USB ESC/POS printer to a network printer. I have tried print servers such as the TL-WPS510U, but it only supports PS and PCL. Is there a print server that supports ESC/POS? ...
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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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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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Cheap, mobile server

I'm looking for some cheap and mobile computer. The PC will be a server, so it needs to be able to connect to the Internet (preferably by wifi as well as ethernet), and connect to the monitor. Other ...
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How much computing power(Server Resource) i need to run my taxi app?

i have 140 drivers & 200+ not more than 300 bookings from passengers within 24 hours. So, i want to deploy my taxi app on a cloud server. Same uber concept but this one is using taxi. Can someone ...

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