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I am intrigued by this, please can you tell me more config on how they see each other etc do you just plug them into each other and they see each other? or does it require a load of settings etc

Luckily the ones I have behave just like modern Ethernet adapters, in that they seem to support auto negotiation, so all you need is two cards, and a cable to do 10Gbps speeds.

Obviously as mentioned earlier your disks need to be able to keep up to fully saturate that link, 1200MB/sec approx is one 10Gbps link can handle. a DVD image in a few seconds. biggrin.gif

Setting up two 10GB ram-disks each end will be a good way of saturating the link, as then your pretty limited only by the cable and the system bus speed.


Also yes, I did look at 10GBASE-T but those cards were like £400+ each. and switches were like over £1000+. I saw many cheap (£100) CX4 cards available on eBay, and I also spied on the Brocade CX4 switch which had 4 CX4 ports and 48 standard gigabit ports as well, for about £180, plus its managed so its possible to team up some of the gigabit ports.

Id say the advantage of CX4 is its pretty cheap and it justifies upgrading to it, since I can't fit 10X gigabit cards in a single 8x PCIe slot.

Fiber to me seems very delicate although it can go potentially many KM, I think I just like the robustness of copper for now.
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How much did that board run you? I see those CPUs going for pretty cheap on fleabay. I would assume getting ahold of a lot of DDR2 would be pricey.

I ask because I'm at work and can't browse ebay right now. redface.gif


I managed to get that board very cheaply, it was one of a kind listing, you have to keep your eyes peeled! At the time it was an epic board, 128GB of PC2-5300F RAM capacity. I must have paid only £100 for it, and it was used, I had to find a lot of parts before I could use it. (Those CEK springs were the hardest to find in UK) Yeah the CPU's now are 10 a penny almost! Nobody wants 771s anymore rolleyes.gif

Saying that I managed to acquire a much better server board which handles 2x socket 1366 6 core cpus, and up to 192GB of DDR3 ram. its an Asus Z8PE-D18. I actually use this for my Desktop.

I would love to test drive the new Z9PE series, but I cant seem to find one below £400... mad.gif anyway keeping my eyes peeled. that supports 2 of those new socket 2011 cpus.
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haha my 16core uses like 200watts at full load.

my power bill thanks me

my D585 G2 (with 4xquad core 8347HE) uses about 300 watts now but it has 32GB of memory and im sure the raid controller is prolly juicy
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Dual node Quad Xeon, 6TB of storage, 64GB ram!!
Edited by diesel678 - 1/30/13 at 3:50pm
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Dual node Xeon server, 6TB of storage, 64GB ram!!

That's pretty awesome! Would love to get my hands on one of those for a VM server.
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my D585 G2 (with 4xquad core 8347HE) uses about 300 watts now but it has 32GB of memory and im sure the raid controller is prolly juicy

i had those with arima board. was a beast on wattage, doubt its the raid controller.
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i had those with arima board. was a beast on wattage, doubt its the raid controller.

Well i dont knoww about the HP P400 but i know the Dell Perc 5 uses about 60 watts just by itself so tongue.gif
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Dual node Xeon server, 6TB of storage, 64GB ram!!

Looking nice! Put ESXi on it and you'll be flying with the faires! thumb.gif
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Luckily the ones I have behave just like modern Ethernet adapters, in that they seem to support auto negotiation, so all you need is two cards, and a cable to do 10Gbps speeds.

Obviously as mentioned earlier your disks need to be able to keep up to fully saturate that link, 1200MB/sec approx is one 10Gbps link can handle. a DVD image in a few seconds. biggrin.gif

Setting up two 10GB ram-disks each end will be a good way of saturating the link, as then your pretty limited only by the cable and the system bus speed.


Also yes, I did look at 10GBASE-T but those cards were like £400+ each. and switches were like over £1000+. I saw many cheap (£100) CX4 cards available on eBay, and I also spied on the Brocade CX4 switch which had 4 CX4 ports and 48 standard gigabit ports as well, for about £180, plus its managed so its possible to team up some of the gigabit ports.

Id say the advantage of CX4 is its pretty cheap and it justifies upgrading to it, since I can't fit 10X gigabit cards in a single 8x PCIe slot.

Fiber to me seems very delicate although it can go potentially many KM, I think I just like the robustness of copper for now.

I am wondering if you found a card that works on Server 2008 then it will also work on 7? i cant seem to find many CX4 cards cheap and no Intel NE020 at all on ebay.
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Ortronics 48 port patch panel
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2x Trendnet TC-P16C5E

On the shelf I have a random assortment of older PCs running as file servers for my home network and a small webserver.

Over the top of the shelf & rack is a ladder rack that Fry's happily sold me for $0.58 biggrin.gif. Keeps everything a bit more organized.

A better look at the rack switches & patch panels:

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