Thursday, July 21

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Also, the new Mac Mini Lion Server.  A teeny-tiny quad-core i7 running MacOS X Server?  Sold!  It has everything except for tons of storage, and Synology will deal with that.  I've been looking at the Mac Mini for years, and this is easily the best config they've ever offered.

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1 What good is a server that doesn't have a lot of storage? what else is it for?

Posted by: Steven Den Beste at Friday, July 22 2011 01:30 AM (+rSRq)

2 Well, it has 1 to 1.5TB.  For some people, that's a lot.

Posted by: Pixy Misa at Friday, July 22 2011 03:56 AM (PiXy!)

3 I used up that much space on Deneb the afternoon after I got it running.

Posted by: Steven Den Beste at Friday, July 22 2011 05:10 AM (+rSRq)

4 (Well, I didn't, really....)

Posted by: Steven Den Beste at Friday, July 22 2011 06:43 AM (+rSRq)

5 If I had a few servers with nice specs handy, I could have gone home three hours ago. (Or maybe that's "a few more servers"...)

But work spoils me for storage space. We've got... hm, 90 TB online in our project work areas, plus another 15 or so for development and suchlike.

Posted by: Avatar_exADV at Friday, July 22 2011 07:07 PM (pWQz4)

6 OT: Wonderduck just got massively spammed.

Posted by: Steven Den Beste at Friday, July 22 2011 07:10 PM (+rSRq)

7 It seems he cleaned it up before I could look at it.  I'll do a general cleanup though.

Posted by: Pixy Misa at Saturday, July 23 2011 02:39 AM (PiXy!)

8 I have a hard time calling anything a server if it doesn't have ECC memory. Apple's web page doesn't say anything about ECC...

Posted by: Kayle at Saturday, July 23 2011 09:43 AM (gpi2V)

9 No ECC, it's really a mini-desktop with a server OS.  I wouldn't run anything serious on it; I want it to play with (and to do some Mac development).

I wish companies would get with the program and just standardise on ECC everywhere.  The cost differential is trivial.  Intel is the worst offender here; they segment their marketing on every last tiny feature.

Posted by: Pixy Misa at Saturday, July 23 2011 11:12 AM (PiXy!)

10 Intel did try to make ECC standard, back in the beginning of the Pentium 4 era, ECC was part of the Direct Rambus spec (and if I recall correctly, memory bus transactions had CRC error detection), but the market rebelled, though probably a good chunk of that was that DRDRAM was rather expensive. At least Intel and AMD often have at least one non-server chipset with ECC support, everyone else seems to have none...

Posted by: Kayle at Tuesday, July 26 2011 04:10 AM (gpi2V)

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