Xeon D's M.2 NVMe, IPMI, 4 NICs (2 of them 10GbE!), and 128GB of RAM certainly makes for some interesting possibilities. More of my thoughts to come. Meanwhile, consider reading all of Tai's great new article:
- SuperMicro vs Intel NUC
Apr 01 2017 by Tai Ratcliff at lab-rat.com.au
My previous home labs have generally been made up of used enterprise servers that can be picked up cheaply. These used servers are loud, power hungry and heavy. My goal was to firstly consume less power and secondly make my lab somewhat portable.
- Order a TinkerTry'd Supermicro SuperServer Bundle - powerful and efficient home virtualization lab solutions
- "Project USB to SDDC" by William Lam, featuring Xeon D inside!"