Friday, March 12


Daily News Stuff 12 March 2021

Oops Edition

Tech News

  • On the other hand, MongoDB clustering works.

    One of the members in our secondary (5TB compressed) MongoDB cluster had problems.  Fixed the server, copied the latest snapshot from another cluster member onto it, started it up, and it simply said "oh, I have five hours of stuff to re-sync" and did so.  Pretty quickly too.  But then it's a Threadripper with a RAID-0 array of PCIe SSDs; it does most things quickly

  • The new Razer Blade 15 doesn't have the Four Essential Keys.  (AnandTech)

    It does have 10th-generation Intel CPU, so it's got that going for it, which is bad.

  • On the other hand, their new Tomahawk ITX case is overpriced kind of sucks.  (Tom's Hardware)

    But it looks nice, and looking nice is half the battle.

  • Intel's latest lakemap has leaked.  (Videocardz)

    It confirms PCIe 5.0 on Alder Lake and "up to 48 platform PCIe lanes" most of which won't be PCIe 5.0 and will be shared pins on the chipset that also do SATA or USB.  But with even four lanes of PCIe 5.0 from the CPU to the chipset you can run multiple NVMe drives or a graphics card at full speed from the chipset lanes.

    If Intel is moving to PCIe 5.0 on the desktop already, we might see it from AMD as well next year.  Also means the lifespan of PCIe 4.0 from Intel is only about six months.

  • Inside a 4S 2U Cooper Lake server.  (Serve the Home)

    A whichwhat?
    Originally we were supposed to get Cooper Lake in this 4-socket scale-out configuration as well as dual-socket Whitley as an advance processor before the 10nm Ice Lake.  About a quarter before launch, we found that Intel Cooper Lake was rationalized and the Whitley version was canceled, leaving the scale-up Cedar Island version as the only launch product.  Both Cedar Island and Whitley were to share LGA4189, with keying differences denoting whether we had Socket P4 or P5.  We covered this in our Installing a 3rd Generation Intel Xeon Scalable LGA4189 CPU and Cooler piece where we used this Gigabyte R292-4S1 system to showcase the new socket and cooler design.
    Thanks, much clearer now.

Floor Raisins With Reine Video of the Day

She's the Haachama of dried fruit.

Actual Haachama is taking a break after Cover asked her to stop her recent series of videos, fearing she was crossing one of YouTube's innumerable lines.

Disclaimer: Not sure what the Haachama of dried fruit is, but she's it.

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1 Correct me if I'm way off base here, but wasn't Serve the Home a review site for affordable, small stuff that janitors and alcoholics could use at home?  I mean, I poked around a bit, and it looks like you can buy one of those 8380H processors for $12K.  It's vaguely interesting to read about stuff that costs more than a house, but it seems like a bit of mission-creep is happening.

Posted by: normal at Saturday, March 13 2021 05:17 AM (LADmw)

2 They're also doing a series of reviews on the best second-hand mini-PCs for your home lab, so they haven't forgotten their roots, but yeah.

Posted by: Pixy Misa at Saturday, March 13 2021 09:30 AM (PiXy!)

3 Do you have a link handy to that series?

Posted by: Phil Fraering at Monday, March 15 2021 06:15 AM (Clxcy)

4 Phil:

Posted by: normal at Monday, March 15 2021 10:34 AM (+Kfbd)

Posted by: Pixy Misa at Monday, March 15 2021 01:08 PM (PiXy!)

6 thank you.

Posted by: Phil Fraering at Wednesday, March 17 2021 07:48 AM (Clxcy)

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Apple pies are delicious. But never mind apple pies. What colour is a green orange?

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