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Building large RAM Computing Server with a limited budget (Bioinformatics) [on hold]

In my institution, there is a lot of talent available, but for computing we only have a handful of rather old servers available. My expectation is that many institutions do have the budget to buy ...
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Four lane SFF-8088 to SFF-8470 cable, 6G/12G

I need a couple of SFF-8088 to SFF-8470 cables and the HP manual says the HP 408771-001 is the right one for me. My hardware dealer has them in stock for about 100$. I browsed a bit and found the HP ...
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Weird smartctl output. Is my disk in danger?

I have a disk, that gets me kinda weird smartctl output. I have never seen such large nubmbers on other disks. Does anyone now how to interpret these ? Is the disk likely to be faulty ? SMART ...
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intel server board s5520ur graphics card support? [on hold]

so i got my hands on one of these boards for dirt cheap, and i wouldnt mind shoving a graphics card in it. problem is theres no pci-e x16 slot on board, and according to people on the internet the ...
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MGE UPS Switched PDU

I have an old MGE Switched PDU unit. The one described in this manual: http://www.manualslib.com/manual/102923/Mge-Ups-Systems-Switched-Pdu.html I didn't use it in years and couldn't remember the ...
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NAS Built With Consumer Grade Components Won't Boot [migrated]

I have recently switched out the power supply and boot drive of a NAS I built. I also added a DVD drive and two screws to the motherboard (which have since been removed). After I did this, pressing ...
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Will a H310 Mini or a H200 support Samsung SSDs (840/850 Pros)?

I've been searching around and struggling to find out of a H310 Mini or a H200 will run Samsung 840/850 Pros. I know Dell have their officially branded SSDs, but unfortunately cost is a major issue ...
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Is a PERC310 Mini compatible with an R610?

I'm going to purchase an R610 soon which is sans RAID card. The spec sheet lists 2x PCIe x8 + 1 "storage x4" slot. However none of the X10 series cards are listed on the spec sheet. I presume that's ...
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Purpose of vent holes on the top of rackmount servers?

Edit: Because of the high number of downvotes on this question, I would appreciate if you could comment on why you think the question deserves so. I believe the question is clearly asking for the ...
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Dell PowerEdge R720xd outputs a typical fan noise

I've recently bought an R720xd and set it up with Win2012/Hyper-V. Well, the server was running without any issues for two weeks until a disk a failure. I have already requested for a replacement of ...
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What are these black plastic things

I just bought my first server case (Yay me). With it came a box full of these plastic things that I have no idea what they are for or what they are called. There are twenty of these things in total. ...
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Need 80 422/485 serial ports [closed]

We need to have 80 physical 422/485 serial ports on a Linux rack server. Custom connectors are an option. Trying to think of a best way to do that. There are some 4 or 8 port PCI cards out there. ...
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2 systems freezing up ¿probably RAID/MB sata controller failure? [migrated]

I have 2 systems with approximately same age with similar Trouble: 1st system: ASUS P8h67-m-le mother r3 version i7 2600 (3,4ghz) 8gb ram ddr 3 (2x4gb dual channel) RAID 1 via intel RST with 2 hd ...
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Get LCD To Work With pfSense

I got a hold of a new firewall and got pfSense installed on it and setup, but after trying for a day I could not get the LCD to show anything after trying multiple drivers and settings. Hope someone ...
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ProLiant DL580 G7 E7 Upgrade Issue

I'm an administrator IT and also repair desktop computers & servers for many years. We have an DL580 G7 whose warranty expired 12/31/2015. Originally supplied with Xeon E7530 and standard memory ...
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C602 Chipset and PCIe Gen3

I've been working recently on a Supermicro X9QR7-TF+/X9QRi-F+ server. I took the user's manual and saw two things: the chipset is Intel C602, and the expansion slots are PCIe 3.0. According to ...
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Server 2008 R2 does not boot and won't restore

A Server 2008R2 machine was found restarted, asking to insert a bootable disk. I booted from a DVD and tried to restore from a backup image made a day before to a separate HDD (with repartitioning and ...
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Hardware/BIOS - IBM x3200 m2

When I turn on my machine, the display is not throwing any output to it. The fans are running fine. The LED lights indicate no error, ' Only two LED's are blinking "Mini-BMCheartbeat LED" and ...
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Foreign cards in a HP server, do they cause the server to operate outside of specs?

I have a Proliant DL380 G7 I am going to be staging as lab server. As part of the server I plan to run ZFS as the base filesystem and installed 2 LSI 9211-8i cards for the disk controllers since the ...
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PowerEdge T410 with GeForce GTX 970 - Independent power source needed?

I am attempting to install a GeForce GTX 970 graphics card in our Dell PowerEdge T410 server for the purpose of rendering 3D graphics. After inserting the graphics card into the PCI-E slot it became ...
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Mongodb, we can't go over 100 insert/sec on 200iops HDD

Thanks in advance for your help, we get a strange behaviour in mongodb. So we have a cluster of 20 shards, each composed of 1 master and 2 slaves. This database has a heavy load of write only. However ...
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No screen on boot, server is very noisy

I am able to use an outdated server from my work to do some testing at home as I'm pretty new to the hardware part. When booting the server remains very noisy, even after 15 mins. I'm also unable to ...
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SQL server 2008 R2 - Hardware Requirement

I have to give SQL server hardware requirement for the below specifications Number of instances <= 5 Number of databases per instance > 50 Number of concurrent users per instance <= 2000 Daily ...
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Incorrect Disk space usage in Linux server [duplicate]

I can see the used disk quota on server is 81G for partition /dev/sda3 mounted to '/' as follows. Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on /dev/sda3 106G 81G 20G 81% / tmpfs ...
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Install CentOS 7 on N54L

currently Im using Scientific Linux 7.2 on my HP Microserver N54L. To get more "mainstream" and out of curiosity (and to try out my ansible-playbooks), I wanted to install CentOS 7 on it. So I ...
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HP P4500 G2 system board replacement

Initially, I had such a problem: HP P4500 G2 does not turn on. So we buy new system board (spare 583736-001) and when i replace it storage start to power on, but with error code 1611 - Fan Solution ...
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Turn off output/force DPMS on unloaded GPU without driver

I'm running a KVM VGA Passthrough VM on my desktop, passing it my dedicated GPU. This VM does not automatically start as I don't always need it. When the VM isn't running, my desktop doesn't touch the ...
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DL380 Gen9 which processor and what impact on NUMA

We are about to build a new server and I was wondering what would the impact on NUMA with the options available. The system will be built using a Proliant DL380 Gen9 8SFF which has 2 sockets, and 12 ...
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HP MICROSERVER GEN8 819185-421hard drives not recognized in the front bay

I bought that server and a SEAGATE ST1000DM003 1TB Hard drive. I've installed ubuntu 14.04 LTS on a SD card on the server. It seems that the server doesn't recognise the 1TB hard drive in the front ...
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How to hook up a Supermicro JBOD expander to an HP DL380

I'm totally new to the subject of high-availability / distributed storage, and have to figure out a solution for a particular project. I am looking at using Windows Server 2012 R2 Storage Spaces to ...
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Installing 2x16GB + 2x8GB ram in Dell R410?

In Dell's memory guide for the R410, they only give examples when using 16GB modules. So my question is, how do I install 2x16GB + 2x8GB modules when having 2 CPU's?
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Can “enterprise” drives be safely replaced by near/midline in some situations?

When specifying servers, like (I would assume) many engineers who aren't experts in storage, I'll generally play it safe (and perhaps be a slave to marketing) by standardising on a minimum of 10k SAS ...
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How to Power on Remote System Remotely?

Lot's of time I have received call form Developers/QA to Power on their office machine. And I am trying to do R&D on this, Searched over the internet and trying to use the suggested tool in LAN ...
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HP ProLiant DL365 G5 fan noise

I have an HP Proliant DL365, I know it is an old thing. But it works fine for what we have here. But the last time this thing makes a lot of noise and a few lights glow up: When I search in the ...
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ZFS 100TB hardware setup

We received a quote for the following server setup : Intel Xeon E5-2609V2 2 x WD RE 2TB SATA III 34 x WD RE 4TB SAS II 32 GB memory (ECC) LSI MegaRAID 9271-8i bulk, 8 x SATA III/SAS II internal ...
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How to dump usb stick with corrupt partition table?

Question at the bottom. When I insert the 8GB usb stick I get this in dmesg [168699.879019] usb 1-4: new high-speed USB device number 24 using ehci-pci [168699.994177] usb 1-4: New USB device found, ...
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How to calculate Hardware requirements to send push notifications to GCM [duplicate]

I am gathering hardware requirements for system (up to 100M users) that would be firing Push notifications and nothing more. It would receive a signal to send message and then would select all users ...
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SAS expander or better controller?

In the past, servers I've put together have all had 8 or fewer disks, so I've not had to give the storage controller much thought - a standard controller like the P440ar (my experience is with HP) ...
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Can Running a Server's Redundant PSU on Different Circuits Damage It?

So I've been tasked to document and review the status of the UPSes for my current employer and identify any changes that need to be made. Generally easy stuff, however I came across a few units that ...
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How fast should a web server be? and why StackExchange uses all that hardware? [closed]

Okay so I have been making my very first website, I am using Apache server on Windows 10 Pro I can see my website is loading very fast, however, when I browse my website like anyone would do, I can ...
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Intel S3200SH sudden system freeze with Caps and Scroll Lock Blinking

I have a server based on Intel S3200SH board with Ubuntu Server 15.04 running on it. It ran 24/7 for a year and had no problems at all, but in a few recent days it started to freeze randomly when ...
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Decreased performance of Mysql after superior hardware upgrade

I am quite new to Percona/database servers and i dont know how to approach the following issue. Couple of days ago i upgraded the hardware of a percona cluster (3 nodes) servers with a much more ...
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Does any SATA drive work in any SATA port?

I was under the assumption (apart from restrictions due to old operating systems not being able to read large drives) that as long as a hard drive was of the same type as what is available for the ...
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Finding out which is the failed drive on Intel SRCASRB RAID Controller

There is very old server with Intel RAID SRCASRB Controller with 4 x WD5003ABYX-0 500GB drives connected to it in RAID5 array. One of those drives has failed and I want to replace it. Since server is ...
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Minimum hardware requirements for ElasticSearch in docker [duplicate]

I am developing a search application using elasticsearch and I would like to keep the development cost as low as possible. What are the minimum requirements for elasticsearch to run properly inside a ...
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S.M.A.R.T. error , 190 Airflow_Temperature_Cel , Is it a risk?

Please, I received this report by S.M.A.R.T Checking /dev/sdb.... Errors: Please note the following marginal Attributes: ID# ATTRIBUTE_NAME FLAG VALUE WORST THRESH TYPE UPDATED ...
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Side-effects of having different Memory (RAM) in a server? Example 1600 Mhz and 2100 Mhz [closed]

I know that you should always have the same memory clock speed and in best case even the same manufacturer meaning the same RAM Module. But what happens if you use for example the following setup: ...
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80 pin SCSI Raid Controller to SATA SSD's on IBM e336

I have an Old IBM e336 1U Sever. Currently the only Hard drive in the system is a Ultra160 SCSI drive. This drive is old and making some noises indicating that its life is going to end soon. Though ...
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Is my disk gone?

My linux workstation just recently crashed. It now boots into a login screen and from there, if I log in, it logs me back out. Also, the resolution is much lower than it used to be. I think that it ...
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USB Barcode scanners Redirect order RDP on windows 2008r2

I'm trying to get barcode scanners (usb, Motorola LS3578 is my test model) so re-direct over RDP, but i cant seem to get very far. The scanner works ok locally on the client, if i plug it into the ...