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PC cooling mob "Koolance" have designed a very swish new server chassis for the market recently; dubbed the ERM-3K4U, this chassis is designed for a rack server environment and uses the 4U format, it also boasts a very powerful water cooling system which supposedly allows it to cool up to 20 processors (or up to 3000W of heat) - Phwoar!
Check out all the details at Koolance's website folks.
The Koolance ERM-3K4U is a dedicated liquid cooling system for very special thermal applications. It can provide up to 3000W of potential heat dissipation, and is housed in a lightweight aluminum enclosure. By default, the ERM-3K4U is offered in a standard 4U profile rack-mountable unit. However, with the handles removed and LED readout rotated, the cooling system can be operated in a vertical "tower" position.
The ERM-3K4U5 utilizes five powerful pumps [>6 L/min (1.8 GPM), >3m (10ft) head], each with separate auto-shutoff quick disconnect nozzles. Due to extremely high pressure and flow rate, 20 or more computer processors might be connected to a single ERM-3K4U5 system if within the total dissipation rating.
Shuttle have just added a snazzy new XPC to their lineup, this being the Core2Duo ready P23700 based on Intel's 975X chipset with CrossFire support.
For all the details on it, head over to this section on Shuttle's website.
When it comes to raw power the P2 3700 has plenty of horsepower for all computing tasks. Whether you demand 3D power for the latest games or processing power for creating home videos and image editing, the P2 3700 will surely deliver. If you demand multitasking power to run multiple applications simultaneously than the P2 3700 has all the power you'll ever you'll ever need at the click of a button.
Although this little gem has recently been in the limelight already, Shuttle have just issued out an official announcement highlighting the market presence of their new miniature XPC X100 SFF.
The ultimate consumer's tiny desktop comes in 2 flavors and boasts of astounding features. The $699 model comes with an Intel Celeron M, 512 MB of memory and 80Gb hard drive. The $999 model features the Intel Core Duo, 1GB of memory, 250GB hard drive, Intel® Pro/Wireless LAN and a slim slot-in DVD dual/combo drives. Standard features include the ATI's Mobility Radeon® X1400, 4-in-1 multi format card reader, High Definition 7.1 channel Audio. It also supports the upcoming Windows Vista and comes with a standard vertical placement base.
Grab the announcement here for full details folks.
CITY OF INDUSTRY, Calif., August 15, 2006 -- Shuttle Inc., the leading global designer and manufacturer of small form factor (SFF) computers and accessories, unveiled today its smallest ever fully-functional desktop computer to date, an offering geared to consumers and businesses who seek space and power saving benefits without sacrificing enhanced performance and stability in a price that won't set them back. This is the new standard that Shuttle is setting for mini Small Form Factors in the market today.
After news had just spread of Microsoft's decision to make their Virtual PC software free for download, competitor "VMware" are keeping the pressure on, having just announced that they too have started offering their powerful VMware server virtualization platform as a freebie.
VMware today announced that its venerable virtualization platform, VMware Server, is now available free of charge. VMware is making the virtualization platform free after five vigorous months of beta testing. The company says that its technology is tried and true, and used by many of today's top companies. According to the press release:
Users can easily progress from VMware Server to VMware Infrastructure 3, the third generation of the industry-leading infrastructure virtualization software suite that allows entire industry-standard infrastructure farms to be managed as a shared utility and dynamically allocated to different business units or projects. The suite is designed to deliver comprehensive virtualization, management, resource optimization, application availability and operational automation capabilities in an integrated offering.
A fresh announcement from Antec supports a new addition to their server case lineup, the "Atlas". This chassis is designed as a smaller version of the Titan 550 model, and it comes equipped with Antec's high performing SLI certified "TruePower 2.0 550 Watt EPS12V" PSU.
For further information, grab the press release here folks.
Fremont, CA - May 10, 2006 - Antec, Inc., the pioneering and leading global brand of high-performance computer components for the PC upgrade and Do-It-Yourself markets, has introduced Atlas - the latest addition to its line of server cases for professional system builders and power users.
Designed as a smaller version of Antec's first server pedestal case, Titan 550, Atlas features an advanced air cooling system that consists of one rear 120mm TriCool(tm) three-speed adjustable fan and two front mounts for optional 92mm fans. The side panel vent with mount for an optional 80mm fan allows for maximum cooling to the VGA card.
Hey there fellow TT readers! - Yerp still alive for those beginning to think otherwise - As many of you have probably already guessed we have been experiencing a problem with our news and reviews script since the server changeover on the weekend.
Basically posts for both news and reviews cannot be uploaded with certain characters other than standard alphabetical and numerical entries - this also affects our ability to use any html code at the moment.
Our admin guys have been spending quite some time trying to isolate and rectify the cause and hopefully everything will be back to normal within the next 24 hours. Our humble apologies to you all, please sit tight and we will have the ball rolling again as soon as we can.
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If you are reading this, you are loading TweakTown from our New Server which is based at a brand new server hosting facility in Tampa Bay, Florida.
Our new server is actually a little less powerful in terms of raw specifications but it is more powerful in the areas which are required by us - such as twice as much RAM. Our admin has set us up with an interesting program from Zend called Performance Suite which caches certain parts of the site and optimizes other parts. This means we should be able to survive links from Slashdot and so on and dish out data as usual. We are also considering bringing in another couple dedicated servers and setting up load balancing whereby if server 1 (this one) gets too busy all traffic will be re-directed to the second or third servers.
We are still finishing up setting up the server and getting everything running properly so you still may notice a few errors for the next little while. This new server will enable us to continue growing as we deploy many new features to the site over the next couple months. If you emailed us over the last 48 hours, it was not received - please send your email again.
Thanks for your attention and happy tweaking!
After about two months of server woes and overall pains in the butt here at TweakTown with our previous host (Invasion Hosting), we decided to move to our very own Dual Intel Xeon 2GHz server with 1GB of RAM fitted with 146GB of space courtesy of two speedy 10,000 RPM SCSI drives plugged in at the Rack Shack data center - with 1000 GB of bandwidth at our mercy each month.
We ran into troubles with our previous hosts when they decided it would be a good idea to throw near on 100 other websites onto our server, which we only recently discovered and then we opted for the Rack Shack server alternative fairly quickly, as you can imagine.
We are still finishing off a few things on the new server, such as forums, which will be up before too much longer. Thanks for your patience; we should be in for a much more comfortable and less wavy journey this time around!
I'm as fed up with the server slowness as you, trust me. Although, we did discover what was slowing things down - at least what was contributing towards it.
Our server log file, for whatever reason, was weighing in at a massive 2 GB - We think, due to a bug in our server software, which we have requested our hosts patch to the latest version. Anyway, the result of this was when you visited TweakTown it would take ages for the log file to be accessed and written to - hence the time it took for pages to load. We have since deleted the log file and disabled the feature in the effort to keep things as fast as possible. Even after our server upgrade a couple of days ago, we are still having issues. We have decided if the traffic continues, we will order another server which will be for the database, and maybe an extra server dedicated to the forums.
I'll keep you posted on things as they happen!