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    News - SeaMicro launches SM10000-XE micro-server

    High-end micro-server for datacentres boasts 64 quad-core Xeon processors.
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    Re: News - SeaMicro launches SM10000-XE micro-server

    Ill have 10.

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    Re: News - SeaMicro launches SM10000-XE micro-server

    That's great, except one of those things will use all the power you can get to a 42U rack in some datacentres... so you have a nice big cabinet with a lot of free space in it.

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    Re: News - SeaMicro launches SM10000-XE micro-server

    Quote Originally Posted by Steve View Post
    That's great, except one of those things will use all the power you can get to a 42U rack in some datacentres... so you have a nice big cabinet with a lot of free space in it.
    I think you missed the point... yes that is around 15 Amps @ 220V, which is most of a cabinet allowance in the average DC, but if you did that power draw using normal commodity servers you'd have less total overall numbers of cores and memory and it probably cost you more because of the inefficiencies associated. You'd need up to 16 4-socket servers to match this, at best 8 servers if you got 8 cores per socket rather than 4 (so that's somewhere between 16-32U of servers vs 10U)

    Just as an example a Dell R810 comes standard with 1100W PSUs, so you'd only maybe get 3-5 within the same power budget as the SeaMicro if the R810s were fully loaded with 4x Octocore CPUs, memory and disks.

    If you have a good DC that can supply 32 Amps per rack then you can get 2 of these things in and you're definitely into win territory.
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    Re: News - SeaMicro launches SM10000-XE micro-server

    Yes, I know, but I said that to be provocative

    I'd like to see how close you could get to that system with carefully selected commodity hardware though, then compare cost, performance and energy, and so see if the numbers SeaMicro states are similar to the ones that you could get building the thing yourself.

    edit: Also, they cite "average" power consumption, so what happens if you run that thing full tilt? If it uses 50% more power then you have a problem...
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    Re: News - SeaMicro launches SM10000-XE micro-server

    Micro-server? The name is misleading!!

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    Re: News - SeaMicro launches SM10000-XE micro-server

    Well it's definitely smaller than a minicomputer:

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    Re: News - SeaMicro launches SM10000-XE micro-server

    Quote Originally Posted by spoon_ View Post
    Micro-server? The name is misleading!!
    True that - I saw the headline and though "ooh, another option for my home web server?" then saw "64 quad core Xeons..." - ah well

    Hmmm, 64 Xeon E3-1260L processors? I make that 512 threads and a processor TDP of 2.88Kw - that's a lot of heat to dissipate!

    Anyway, they could've saved 300w of TDP by going with 128 E3-1220L processors instead - same number of threads and close to the same clock speed too...

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    Re: News - SeaMicro launches SM10000-XE micro-server

    i'm going to have to be the guy who says it huh ? really ? sigh...

    I WONDER IF IT RUNS CRYSIS OK! HUR HUR HUR!

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    Re: News - SeaMicro launches SM10000-XE micro-server

    It'll be awful... it's got no graphics card.
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    Re: News - SeaMicro launches SM10000-XE micro-server

    Imagine a Beowulf clust... I'll get my coat.

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    Re: News - SeaMicro launches SM10000-XE micro-server

    Quote Originally Posted by Steve View Post
    It'll be awful... it's got no graphics card.
    Didn't Microsoft develop a technology they were releasing with Windows7 (but got cut) that let CPUs do the work of a graphics card?

    I think Crysis was used for the benchmark, and a top-model i7 Nehalem got 7fps, methinks.

    (Nevertheless, I think your comment is still valid.)

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    Re: News - SeaMicro launches SM10000-XE micro-server

    Quote Originally Posted by Steve View Post
    Well it's definitely smaller than a minicomputer:

    Holy poop, a real teletype terminal!

    You wouldn't want to be untaring the Linux kernel with -v on that.
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    Re: News - SeaMicro launches SM10000-XE micro-server

    Well, you would if you wanted to slack off for a couple of hours.
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    Re: News - SeaMicro launches SM10000-XE micro-server

    Quote Originally Posted by Steve View Post
    Well, you would if you wanted to slack off for a couple of hours.
    You'd want to be slacking with demolition-grade ear muffs, lest you go mad.
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    Re: News - SeaMicro launches SM10000-XE micro-server

    Just had to google for an operating teletype after seeing that machine: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E4IztV7M3jI

    The monitor truly is a fantastic invention lol
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