Category Archives: hardware

AMS2300 upgrade to AMS2500 tip

Quick protip if you are going from an AMS2300 to an AMS2500, or even plan to in the future: Leave 3U of space above the AMS2300. The reason I say that is because the AMS2500 does not have any drive … Continue reading

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mazda3 steering wheel controls with bluetooth audio

I made a quick video of controlling which tracks would be played on my Mazda3 sport hatchback. After pairing the phone, just had to press the up and down on the left hand to get songs to play, skip, or … Continue reading

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Mini review of the Dell ST2410 Monitor

Dell ST2410 Monitor Pros: HDMI, vga, and DVI ports. 1080p resolution $189 when I purchased it. Audio in and audio out plug. If you connect a device, like a PS3 to the hdmi port and tell it pass audio through, … Continue reading

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New phone, t-mobile tap

I just got a new phone today after 4 years or so with my Samsung T-809 with the T-Mobile Tap and so far it’s pretty cool. The touch screen take a little getting to but so far I’ve been working … Continue reading

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Hardware Virtualization Acceleration HP HDX16t

is not supported by the BIOS! One of these was purchased recently and we decided to get the Intel Core 2 Duo P7550 which according to Wikipedia had at the time said it was a chip that supported VT. Of … Continue reading

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Tape disappearing/reappearing in fabric

So I came into work and fell into a problem with backups. I noticed that my jobs have been running for 2 days and haven’t finished yet so I figured something was wrong. Checking the logs, I saw that  fctl: … Continue reading

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sunblade smbus: [ID 639315 kern.warning] WARNING: i2c0 smbus not idle. Unable to reset 0

== UPDATE 2/17/2009 == Looks like it came back on today once when I created a zpool on the machine and exported it out. Not sure if that’s the direct reason but that’s the only thing I’ve done to it … Continue reading

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Nvida Cuda hardware

I was poking around because a customer was inquiring about GPU and parallel computing. What I found out is CUDA from nvidia (AMD has one too which will be another post). This is basically C compiler made for the teraflop … Continue reading

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NAS or SAN

I was recently asked some questions about NAS’s and SANs and what their differences/similarities were. I could think about 1 main difference, but not too much after that: A NAS (network attached system), is a server with a bunch of … Continue reading

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Post about wafl.dir.size.max

Found the following link that talks about wafl.dir.size.max at netapp: http://communities.netapp.com/message/5790;jsessionid=7D859DAC2D127BAF4C4D53A5157E060D The main thing to take from it is: Never increase maxdirsize beyond 3% of physical memory.A volume with 30.72MB maxdirsize can hold up to 416808 CIFS files or 1,006,632 … Continue reading

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