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Make A Server Rack Out Of 96 MacBook Pros

There are, it has to be said, cheaper ways to build a server. If you really must test a lot of Apple hardware at once though, it’s at least feasible.


How To Choose The Right Server For Your Business

Servers power the software that will help your business thrive and your team to collaborate, but what do you need? We decipher the jargon and highlight the key features you need to look for.


Gallery: Raijin, NCI's Petaflop Supercomputer

Raijin is the supercomputer run by the National Computational Infrastructure (NCI), and used for a wide range of scientific research projects. Here’s an inside look at the computing and cooling gear that drives it.


Why Bitcoin Is Failing

Bitcoin was dubbed the worst investment of 2014. As predicted however, 2015 has seen the continued fall in value of the currency that was supposed to fuel the digital age.


Ask LH: What Operating System Should I Use For My DIY Home Server?

Dear Lifehacker, I’m ready to take the plunge and build my own home server, but I’m not sure which route I should take. I’ve seen guides for FreeNAS, Amahi and even regular ol’ desktop Linux, but which should I use? Does it even matter?


Xbox Live Users Are Finally Getting Local Servers

Happy Christmas, gamers! Microsoft has announced it will be bringing locally-hosted multiplayer Xbox Live services to Australians, starting today. The dedicated Xbox Live servers will provide increased reliability and stability to a range of Xbox One video games, including Forza Motorsport 5, Sunset Overdrive and Halo: The Master Chief Collection.


What Do Claims About Data Centre Size Really Mean?

We know data centres are becoming more important, and we know that many of them are becoming bigger and more densely-populated as a result — but what do terms such as “large” and “high density” really mean? A new set of proposed standards might help answer the question. Are you large, massive or mega?


Lessons About AWS

It’s almost a given that after completing a major project that you’ll wish you had done something differently. A recent post by Rich Adams at Weblinks covers a bunch of rookie errors and advanced options that will help you optimise your AWS deployment.


The Impact Of A Slow Website Is Bigger Than You Think

No one likes an unresponsive website, but how slow is too slow? A second? Ten seconds? You might find it surprising that waiting even 500 milliseconds can convince a user to take their browser elsewhere. If you want to know just how important it is to have a snappy site, best to take advice from the largest players on the internet.


Executing a Physical To Virtual Transition

Over the last couple of days I’ve been discussing some of the aspects of a project I’m involved with. Today is the third and final part. I’m now planning the transition of physical systems to the new virtual environment that we’ll be installing.


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