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DevTech    1,517

Since the Docker subject has come up and of course in 2019 the word Serer and Docker go together, but also Kubernetes.

 

I just came across an interesting document from the HP Enterprise group that lays out a standard demo server configuration with both hardware and software that is very interesting reading:

 

https://hewlettpackard.github.io/Docker-Synergy/introduction-syn.html

 

I'm just starting to plow through it to see how it compares with the other stuff out there, but the integration of hardware specs is not common and makes it perhaps a nice doc to show "management" if you are stuck in a retro pre-kubernetes organization.

 

I really hate Ansible because it is not "Kube Native" but I understand where they are coming from there... still reading it

 

The usefulness of that document in this thread is perhaps seeing how someboby could take their hardware config and map onto a set of dedicated cores in a single home server machine...

 

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+Human.Online    8,541
7 minutes ago, Brandon H said:

good to know. I just have a basic fan in my PC currently as I'm a bit restricted with a low-profile case. Will definitely think about going Noctua for my eventual upgrade though :)

I have tried many different brands of fans and now I will always buy Noctua - even though they cost a little more.

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DevTech    1,517
5 minutes ago, Brandon H said:

good to know. I just have a basic fan in my PC currently as I'm a bit restricted with a low-profile case. Will definitely think about going Noctua for my eventual upgrade though :)

There is no measurement for it (AFAIK) but the water just has a different "feel" that you instantly realize is so much better than air. I use the word "clamp" to describe how the water just hits a certain temperature and then does not let go. Like a Pit Bull for cooling!

 

The sound of fans ramping up with CPU load becomes a distant memory... I think I would be nervous to try going back to that but if you do try the Noctua, I'd be very interested to find out that goes...

 

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Haggis    1,008
21 hours ago, DevTech said:

1. I would suggest a lot more CPU cores somehow or the option to get move via an empty CPU socket. For servers more cores are far more useful than more Ghz

 

2. Speed and latency of RAM is simply not critical so it might be possible to investigate cheaper RAM to free up budget for cores etc.

 

3. I would strongly suggest a better PSU that contains either SuperFlower or Seasonic internals.

 

1. I am moving from a dual core to 6 core, for my needs it will be fine

2. This was a deal on the ram was 32Gb for £139 which was the cheapest i could get on a brand i trust :)

3. Is Corsair not a good Make? is the seasonic worth an extra £40?

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DevTech    1,517
4 hours ago, Haggis said:

3. Is Corsair not a good Make? is the seasonic worth an extra £40?

3. Corsair is not a "make" - they use other people's stuff as listed out in detail in the link I provided which matches every Corsair model line to the brand of PSU  being used. Most Corsairs are using Chanel Well Technology (CWT) but the AX series uses Seasonic, a step up.

 

http://www.orionpsudb.com/corsair

 

EVGA which is also easily available as Corsair, gives you more flexibilty to look at their model lines and end up with either a Seasonic or a SuperFlower

 

http://www.orionpsudb.com/evga

 

Seasonic is also available as a stand-alone "brand" but usually it is less expensive to get a Seasonic branded as a Corsair or an EVGA. All Seasonic Branded Power supplies use Seasonic PSUs inside...

 

http://www.orionpsudb.com/seasonic

 

Super Flower is available as a stand-alone brand in Europe and Asia but NOT North America. Along with Seasonic, they make the world's best power supplies outside of some specialty companies for server power supplies such as Zippy which might be a "super top tier" by itself.

 

Between examining sales on Seasonic and Corsair-Seasonic and EVGA-Seasonic and EVGA-SuperFlower it is usually possible to get a better power supply for the same money or little extra money.

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goretsky    1,054

Hello,

Just to add to the power supply unit conversation.  I have had good luck with PSUs from [url=https://www.pcpowerandcooling.com/]PC Power & Cooling[/url].   I had a seven-year-old power supply from them fail, and it was replaced speedily and with no hassle from their RMA department under warranty.  The replacement unit is working great.

 

Regards,

Aryeh Goretsky

 

 

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DevTech    1,517
5 hours ago, goretsky said:

Hello,

Just to add to the power supply unit conversation.  I have had good luck with PSUs from [url=https://www.pcpowerandcooling.com/]PC Power & Cooling[/url].   I had a seven-year-old power supply from them fail, and it was replaced speedily and with no hassle from their RMA department under warranty.  The replacement unit is working great.

 

Regards,

Aryeh Goretsky

 

 

Back in the day, any top end PC "rig" absolutely HAD to have a PC Power & Cooling PSU to have any cred. They really were #1

 

They fell upon hard times partially because they refused to outsouce to what they considered sub-standard manufacturing in China and they were purchased by somebody...

 

Worth checking into their current story. Last I heard they still design and build in the U.S.

 

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