Computer hardware is the collection of physical elements that comprise a computer system.

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What cryptographic accelerators are recommended for use with Linux in the enterprise?

I've been investigating hardware cryptographic accelerators, and have come up against a dizzying array of possibilities. There are boards that range from $20 to $10,000 - and CPUs that have ...
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Server hardware setup/management certifications?

I know about CompTIA Server+ but are there any better/more impressive certifications?
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Determine RAM type in debian server

How can I determine the exact specs of the RAM modules in my server while the server continues to run? I have a server with three 2GB sticks of DDR2 running a custom linux distro based on debian. ...
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What is this(server hardware)?

What is this adapter called?
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ATAPI Event 11 “The driver detected a controller error on \Device\Ide\IdePort2.”

This is in the System Event log (Windows Server 2008) ATAPI Event 11 "The driver detected a controller error on \Device\Ide\IdePort2." It is probably a hardware problem, but I'm not sure how to ...
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Router recommendation to virtualize 800 IPs

I've recently been looking at getting some new load balancers for our environment as we are expecting to double our client base in the next 12 months. Currently we have 400 public IPS serving 800 ...
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Virtual desktops on Windows Server 2008 [closed]

I've been asked to setup a Windows server, and also help purchase it. I am in academia, so educational discounts apply. However, we do not have an unlimited budget; it's around $6k. I'm looking for ...
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What hardware makes a good MongoDB Server ? Where to get it?

Suppose you're on dell.com right now and you're buying a server to run your MongoDB database for your small startup. You will have to handle literally tens of thousands of writes and reads per minute ...
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What are the advantages of registered memory?

I'm browsing for a few low-end servers for a startup and I'm a bit confused about the different memory types. The advantage of ECC is clear - single-bit error correction. When it comes to registered ...
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Experience of replacing fans in Dell Poweredge 1850

I've recently aquired a Dell Poweredge 1850 (1U rackmount server). Spec wise, it's great for what I need it for (running VMWare with a few VMs, pfSense firewall etc). The problem is it's not going to ...
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How does mounting a server in a rack work?

I am setting up a lab for learning purposes. I don't have a rack yet, but I just purchased a Supermicro 2U enclosure on eBay with some rails. How does it work with connecting the server to the rack? ...
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Which motherboards support ECC RAM and USB 3.0?

I'm gathering specs to build a highly reliable file server, somewhat future proof for the next 3-5 years. The component I'm starting with is the motherboard. Are there motherboards that have been ...
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10 SFF in 1U case, identify please

Could you please identify this OEM/ODM case? I've dreamed about 10 disks in 1U from the day I was born. I know many server brands offer 8, but I wish I can have ten. ) The problem is guys sell it only ...
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2U rack hardware, budget but stable, what to buy? [closed]

So, I'm tasked with helping buy motherboard/CPU/ram for a 2U server, that will be brought in luggage to China. The requirements are that the hardware is reliable/stable (read: long lasting) at the ...
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How do I replace a drive on my NAS?

I have a Thecus N8800+ NAS. It has 8 2TB drives and is RAID 6. One of the drives recently has been reported as having bad blocks, though the RAID is still reported as healthy. I want to replace the ...
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Server for Intranet with 14K visits per day

I have an intranet with maximum 10-14k visits per day. It is developed with PHP, Rails and MySql. If I will moved from a shared server to a dedicated one, which server do you think I should need? I ...
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Low power, quiet and semi affordable domain controller for distributed environment use

I work in a distibuted environment, and I would like to setup a domain controller. I don't really want a full blown desktop running full time, just to handle requests from 1 client pc in my home ...
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What is more important with a gaming dedicated server the processor or RAM? [closed]

I am just wondering what is more important for a dedicated server that will be running game servers (such as Minecraft, CS, Battlefield, etc) the processor or RAM? or does it change depending on the ...
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What is the difference between SAN Hard Drives and Normal Hard Drives?

At work, we have decided to finally virtualize and have decided to upgrade out SAN setup with higher capacity Hard Drives. However, what exactly is the difference between Hard Drives that come ...
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Hardware Recommendation for Hospital O.R [closed]

We need to choose hardware for our operating room within our hospital for our new medical informatics system. The hardware does not need to be extremely powerful, as it's basically acting as a thin ...
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linux router/firewall device with gigabit ports

i am looking for x86 or arm based device to use as linux router/firewall. It schould have 2 or more gigabit ethernet ports enough processing power to filter a gigabit of traffic about 512 MB of RAM ...
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Synology NAS server for home network? [closed]

I am considering a Synology DS1511+ for my a development network. I was going down the Drobo Pro FS road until I discovered that their performance is fairly weak. This is sad because a friend of mine ...
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Advice on new hardware firewall for a small company server-environment

My companies currently hardware firewall (an old ZyXEL ZyWALL firewall) and is indeed requiring an update to a new firewall. It is a small company with a similar small server-environment, so the need ...
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Need recommendations for a hardy scanner that has a robust feeder tray

In the early days of our company all our information came in on paper and all of what we sold was on paper. Because of this we literally rent our an old bank vault to house the millions of sheets of ...
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How can you tell if you are on physical or virtual hardware? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Find out if the OS is running in a virtual environment I don't trust my host as far as I can throw them. We are about to move, but I have got this nagging doubt that ...
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Incredibly low disk performance on HP ProLiant DL385 G7

As a test of the Opteron processor family, I bought a HP DL385 G7 6128 with HP Smart Array P410i Controller - no memory. The machine has 20GB ram 2x146GB 15k rpm SAS + 2x250GB SATA2, both in Raid 1 ...
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How common are power supply failures in comparison to hard disk failures?

My webhost offers two different types of high availability options for dedicated servers: Redundant hard disks (RAID1) Redundant hard disks (RAID1) plus redundant power supply How common is a ...
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Why is a 19“ rackable box only 17” wide?

I'm about to buy (for the first time obviously) a bare rackable box to build a server. As I understands things, standard rack size is 19" wide. But some boxes specs (Antec's one to be specific) says ...
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How to check if my hard-drive are on RAID5 or RAID6? - Windows Server

I'm not sure if a server I own has been setup on RAID or not. Is there any way to check this within Windows, rather than relying on what the company support tells me? Any ideas? :)
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PostgreSQL: sweet spot for core count

I have a few questions re. PostgreSQL. What is the sweet spot so far as number of CPU cores goes? Does anyone know when parallel queries will be implemented? WRT #2, I've seen benchmarks where ...
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What router hardware or software should be used when multiple public IPs are routed into the same LAN?

I am looking for recommendations to replace a set of consumer grade (Linksys, Netgear, Belkin) routers with something that can handle more traffic while routing more than one static public IP into the ...
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Will Software RAID And iSCSI Work For A SAN

I am looking for a SAN solution, but can't afford even entry level solutions. Basically, the SAN is for development and a proof of concept product. The performance doesn't have to be amazing, but ...
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Move Raidset from HP Smart Array P400 to E200

Is there a way to move a Raidset configured for a Raid0/1 from a HP DL380G5 with a SmartArray P400 Controller into a DL380G5 with an E200i. When I fit them in the new Server it does not recognize any ...
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Is it possible to use a blade server without the chassis?

Call me stupid, but is it possible to use an IBM BladeCenter HS20 server as a standalone unit without the BladeCenter?
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Keyboards for kiosk/outdoor/abusive environments?

We have a bunch of kiosks deployed into let's just say... abusive environments. The enclosures we had built are tough as nails, and the HP thin client computers are working great. The keyboards that ...
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Would unplugging a drive simulate a drive failure?

I just set up a RAID 1 array, 2 2tb drives mirrored. I am wondering what will happen if one were to fail. Would unplugging one of them be a valid test? I am using the Onboard controller of an asus ...
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1 Computer Pulls Wrong DNS Every Morning

One of my users takes his laptop home, connects to his home network fine. He brings it in every morning and since Monday - every morning it pulls the wrong DNS every time. It pulls 1 DNS: 192.168.1.1 ...
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Connecting os installed HD to another computer

I have installed windows server 2008 on a system. I want to connect this 2008 server hard disk to different hardware configuration(another computer). Will it work without any flaw if connected to ...
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Should I upgrade Exchange 2003 or just upgrade the hardware?

My organization currently has a 4 y/o Exchange 2003 email server (32-bit, Intel Pentium D @ 3GHz, 3GB RAM). It's run very well over the past 4 years but it is time to upgrade its hardware. This server ...
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How could I recover data from a physically damaged hard drive?

What hardware do I use to recover data from a physically damaged hard drive?
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Compatibility of (legacy) Sun Hardware?

I have a couple (well a lot more than that..but for the sake of the brevity.) of sun enterprise 250 servers with solaris installed on them. I want to know if any version/flavor/distro of linux can be ...
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Best way to figure out which dev entry a drive maps to?

Have multiple drives on the server. I'm booting up to rescue mode and seems like the /dev/sd* do not map in the same sequence as normal. What is the best way to figure out which drive is which? ...
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Deploying SSL Certificate in server Cluster with HW Load Balancer

We have an application with 2 parallel servers and a Hardware Load Balancer but No Webserver is used. We want to implement SSL for the application. What should be the best approach? 1. Configure SSL ...
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Colour Coding Convention for Server Architecture Block Diagram

Do any colour coding conventions exist for system architecture block diagrams? If not, who/what would be considered the de-facto standard? Is block diagram the correct terminology in this context? ...
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Where to obtain wholesale hardware for a custom router?

I am starting a project for a client and I would like to know if there is a place to obtain hardware to base a custom router/network appliance on. I have the need for a rack mount device, something ...
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Onscreen keyboard with RSA Authentication Agent on WIndows

I'm attempting to integrate a touch panel into our secured environment. As such, the touchpanel requires that the user login via RSA SecurID. Unfortunately, there is no exposed keyboard for the user ...
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How to find RAID configuration/level and RPM speed having only remote access to the server?

Having only remote access (no physical access), to a server (that is SSH), how do I (or may be is it possible): find out whether it is RAID configured or not? If it is RAID configured, whether it ...
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How do I stream video fast and what is required? [closed]

My school is setting up a professional television studio that is going to be recording a 1080p stream into a server I am expected to design with a $5000 budget. I do not know what format the video ...
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PCI-E HBA on only PCI-E x16 slot on motherboard?

I read a post maybe last week that said you can't put a HBA card on the only x16 slot on motherboard that doesn't have onboard video. Is there any truth to this? I have a Gigabyte GA-965P-DS3/e6400 ...
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Bad disks in ancient server

I have a 1998-era Netware 3.12 server that runs everything on our campus: general ledger, purchasing, payroll, student information, grades, you name it. The server has an Adaptec RAID controller with ...