Sep 08

Intel releases their new Xeon E5-2600 V3 processors

Intel just released the all new Xeon E5-2600 series processors. These processors replace the V2 branded predecesors. They add more processing power for the buck as well as a series of updates including memory to power consumption.



Highlights of the new platform

  • Supports dual processors with 4 to 18 cores
  • Socket R3
  • 4x DDR4 channels (1333, 1600, 1866 (2DPC), 2133 (1 DPC) RDIMM, LRDIMM
  • PCIe 3.0
  • DMI2 (4 lanes)
  • 10x SATA3 ports
  • Fortville (40GbE), Springfield (1GbE)

These slides highlight the new memory DDR4 vs the older DDR3. More speed, less power.

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Aug 27

Seagate launches 8TB desktop drive

Seagate Technology plc (NASDAQ:STX) has just officially released an 8TB drive ahead of their competitors. As the amount of data increases for individuals and corporations alike new less expensive solutions are certainly welcome. Individual’s have more pictures, music and videos. Corporation are struggling to keep pace with retention laws and the production of more and more documents. Higher storage density, reduced power consumption and lower price per TB are always appreciated.

These new drives are enterprise-class and use the latest SATA 6Gb/s for fast throughput.

Bob Pellerin (CTOBOB)

Jul 01

Microsoft takes down several botnets

Microsoft is continuing their war on the cyber criminals. This week they took down several botnets by taking over domains owned by the well known free dynamic DNS provider “NO-IP”. No-IP stated that they were not notified of the malicious domains by Microsoft. As a result of the takeover, several legit no-ip customers have apparently suffered down time and blockage related issues.
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Jan 04

malware scanner

Have you ever wondered if a site was safe to visit? Here’s a site you can use to scan the questionable web site.


Here is a sample of the result using our own site as an example:


Malware scanner report


Malicious/Suspicious/Total urls scanned 0/0/16
Blacklisting status Clean
SE visitors redirects Clean
Hidden/Malicious iFrames Clean
Defacement signatures Clean


Please share the tools you use with us!