Research And Development

Intro to IPMI: Basic Overview

Written on May 15, 2017 By Support Team
IPMI is a special remote management chip built into select SuperMicro motherboards (typically indicated by the letter "F" after the dash in motherboard model numbers). IPMI is used by many different manufacturers, and in this article we…
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What is RAID for?

Written on May 9, 2017 By Support Team
In this post we want to go into a brief overview of what RAID is and what RAID isn't, why RAID isn't an ideal backup solution, and what data availability is.
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Windows 7 Installation on SuperMicro X11

Written on May 3, 2017 By Support Team
When installing Windows 7 on one of SuperMicro's X11 generation "Skylake" motherboards, you will likely run into an issue where the mouse and keyboard don't work or the Windows 7 installer is unable to read the installation media. Here…
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Windows 7 End Of Life

Written on May 2, 2017 By Support Team
According to Microsoft, general support for Windows 7 ended back in January of 2015. There is "extended support" until January of 2020, however this does not mean things are all fine and dandy. There are some major road…
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What is the difference between hardware, software, and fakeraid?

Written on April 18, 2017 By Support Team
The three primary implementations of RAID(Redundant Array of Independent/Inexpensive Disks) that are seen in most markets is Hardware RAID, Software RAID, and FakeRAID. Each containing their own limitations and advantages.
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1U Rackmount Server - AMD Opteron - 4 Hot-Swap Bays

120SA8 provides the unique benefits of an AMD computing platform in a day and age where Intel seems to be taking most of the spotlight. AMD definitely has its benefits in certain situations when it comes to parallel computing with physical…
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What is RAID1? What is RAID0?

Written on April 11, 2017 By Support Team
RAID1 RAID1 is a “Mirrored set without parity” which provides 1:1 redundancy for a system’s data. It provides full redundancy from disk errors and failure of all but one of the drives. Contains an increased in read performance…
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What are the benefits of SAS and SATA drives?

Written on April 4, 2017 By Support Team
SAS and SATA represent two newer technologies branching from older SCSI and IDE interfaces. While both drives use the same data channel, a SAS drive would not work on a controller specifically designed for a SATA drive. Since SAS hard…
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