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There is no doubt that processors are getting faster. It seems each month new families of CPU’s are released that are more efficient, more powerful and are cheaper than its predecessors. In this article I will be referring to a scoring system based on a favoured website of mine, www.cpubenchmark.net.
We are big fans of the new E5 CPU family, so we now include the E5 processors in the new Professional and Enterprise Dedicated Servers range. In our professional range, we start with Xeon E5-2609 2.4GHz. However if you want the big guns, keep reading on to check out the Dual Xeon E5-2687 3.1GHz CPU’s.
Your everyday computer or laptop you buy would receive a performance score of about 3000 to 4000. This represents the score range of an Intel i5 2540M (3862 score to be exact). Now this is a good enough score to do everyday tasks on a PC, plus a little bit extra. However, a dedicated server needs more power than that. Intel’s new E5 processors are powerful, very powerful. So powerful in fact, in a dedicated server running only one of these processors it would be able to outperform many multi-cpu servers. To make things clear, a ‘Quad AMD Opteron 6272’ gets a score of 32 450. Don’t get me wrong, that is an extremely powerful system combining four ‘16 core’ processors (64 cores in total), however, a Dual CPU Xeon E5-2687W (16 cores) receives a score of 33 357. That’s 907 points MORE with 48 LESS cores.
This raises the question; does anyone actually need this level or performance? Well, some people do and others don’t. It all depends on the requirements of your dedicated server. Only a very small percentage of people seem to need powerful servers. At Servers Australia we can order this beast of a processor in for you, if you need it of course.
Put simply, this CPU raises the standards of processing power and allows dedicated servers to reach new levels of extreme performance.
Anthony Spruce started working for Severs Australia very recently, joining our team on the 5th of March 2012. Anthony is an integral part of our Support Team, positioned as our Technical Support ‘Guru’. Anthony previously ran his own business for five years in the Hunter Region of NSW, and has worked at AussieHQ as an L1/L2 Support Person. He has also attained a Certificate IV in Networking and Systems Administration, and like many IT Gurus, Anthony has many years of self-taught, IT know-how which contributes to his professional toolkit.
We sat down and had a little chat with him recently.
Hey Anthony, how are you?
Yeah I’m going great thanks.
So you’re pretty new here then, how are you liking working with Servers Australia so far?
I enjoying playing with all the technology, provisioning new servers, and generally improving on my knowledge in systems and networks.
So this business you ran for 5 years, what did you do?
I ran a company for Computer Repairs, Upgrades, we performed 3rd party Server Management and got into PHP Development too.
How did you get involved with Servers Australia?
I have known Jared for a fair few years after working within the industry since I was 18, after spending time working on my own, I decided to move back into the industry, and contacted Servers Australia about a support job, and here I am.
What do you enjoy most about your job?
Playing with all the brand-new technology!
Well I’ll let you get back to work, thanks for your time.
No worries, it’s been a pleasure mate.
Everybody loves cake, right? It was recently Jared’s birthday (our MD), and following the unwritten law of ‘always celebrating a birthday’, we threw him a staff party in our conference room with an amazing cake! After scrounging around for some old computer hardware lying around the office we built a Dedi-cake-ed Server! (talk about bad puns there… lol!).
We fitted the cake with old Xeon CPUs, laptop RAM, a USB stick and more. It was a big success with everyone racing to take a component. We made sure to wash the parts in the dishwasher first to ensure the cake was OK to eat, then we all got suck in!
We think this was a suitable way to celebrate the Boss’ birthday. Three cheers for Jared!
We are excited to announce our new special offers at Servers Australia for March 2012.
Mad as a March hare? Yes we are! We are offering DOUBLE RAM & DOUBLE DATA on all our complete Starter Dedicated Servers Series for the whole of March! There are no limits of purchases per customer either, however this is not available as an upgrade option. See our Starter Dedicated Server range here for a breakdown on dedicated server details and options. Offer ends on 31/03/12.
We are also offering 75% off Business and Reseller Web Hosting to our Facebook friends. Available on all web hosting packages for the first six month subscription to new customers only. This is available exclusively through Facebook, so head over to Facebook here, join our ‘friends’ and keep an eye out for the promo code which we will post on our wall, randomly over March. You’ll need to punch the promo code into your order form to redeem the offer. Offer ends on 31/03/12.
Also, just a ‘heads-up’ our $40 per Mbit on all IP Transit Services for new customers ends on 13/03/12!
Call us on 1300 788 862 or email firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questons. All special offers, and terms and conditions are available at our Servers Australia Special Offers page here.
If you can benefit from free web hosting, a free server, savings on data storage or would like to get your hands on a free iPad 2, Servers Australia could be your best friend this Christmas!
Servers Australia are rewarding our Facebook friends by giving away free web hosting to friends with an ABN. Our free web hosting includes 500MB Disk Space, 5 GB Data Transfer, cPanel Control Panel and more. Visit Servers Australia Facebook page to sign up for your free web hosting today.
It’s no secret that successful businesses and enterprises perform best with fast, secure and reliable servers. Add to your current server network or get your very first server for free and enter the draw to win a dedicated server here.
If you’re looking to expand your business and need more data space, we’re cutting your costs. Servers Australia are dismissing the setup fee for all new Equinix SYD3 Colocation customers until 20/12/12. You’ve one more week to jump on this special offer, saving you up to $199. See our website for more information.
We are giving away iPad 2 tablets! Servers Australia are giving away, one-for-one iPad 2′s with every E3-1245 starter series server or higher on a 24 month contract. That means if you buy 10 servers you get 10 iPad 2′s! See our servers series here.
Unlike Santa, we’re giving away these deals whether you’ve been naughty or nice -but we hope it’s the latter!
We are offering double bandwidth and double ram to new customer purchases of the ‘Starter Series’ of our Dedicated Servers range. With speed and reliability, our ‘Starter Series’ servers are top choice for entry-level mail server, application server, database or web servers. See Servers Australia website for complete details on our ‘Starter Series’.
Also, as part of our Equinix SYD3 Launch Promotion, we are giving away 50GB free data per 1RU, saving up to $55.00 per RU. Backed by state-of-the-art security, network connectivity and redundant power, Equinix is the ideal location for your colocated equipment. See Servers Australia website for details on our ‘Equinix Colocation’. (Available to new colocation customers only.)
These special offers expire on the 10th November, so be quick to take advantage of these deals. Call us on 1300 788 862 or email email@example.com.
It’s been a busy month at Servers Australia. Following the launch of Equinix Inc. ‘SY3’ in Sydney last week, we are now the proud owners of 12 x 32 Amp racks and are offering our new SY3 space from today onwards! Contact us for more information.
This month we are also pleased to announce our upgraded Intel starter series now with Xeon processes! These processors are impressively fast allowing for greater entry-level mail servers, application servers, databases or web servers! To see more go to our website.
Adding to these fab announcements we also have a special offer. We are giving away a ‘free.com.au’ domain name for all new Business Web Hosting accounts! Our Award winning Business Web Hosting includes:
- - Unlimited FTP Accounts
- - Unlimited E-mail Accounts
- - Phone Support
- -Daily account backups
All this and more for only $19.95 per month. Call us 1300 788 862 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Offer ends 31st August.
We are pleased to announce a new updated server range for our Starter Series. Based off your feedback we have increased our base ram and included three different options for storage including RAID 1, SSD and 1TB of Storage so now you can tailor your server even more for no extra charge!
And to help promote these new servers we are going to include some great limited time upgrades of DOUBLE RAM, and TRIPLE TRAFFIC.
Also be sure to keep an eye out on our blog and facebook as we will shortly be announcing new revised plans for our Professional and Enterprise series.
Last but not least we have been getting a lot of requests from people asking if we offer completely custom server builds. Well yes, we do and always have but to make it easier for you to request quotes we have added a new custom quote form to our website, which is in addition to our server configurator. You can visit the page by clicking here.
There must be something wrong! 3 posts in 3 days… this is not like me! anyway there has been a lot happening and I thought I should update people not only on the Data Centre build but also the office build that is happening, I have taken some pictures as the builders transformed it, I am a little behind as it looks nothing like what is in the below images, I just haven’t had the time to upload them!
We will be having an openiong shortly and as I said in my first post, we are inviting anyone that would like to come, so please feel free to e-mail me and I will let you know when it’s happening, or you can simply just pop in for a chat and a look!