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About Remote Central's New Server
Some details about Remote Central's new server at ipHouse.
Posted by Daniel Tonks on January 14, 2009 at 8:06 AM
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Remote Central is now settled in our new dedicated server at ipHouse.com. We’ve been with ipHouse since before they even launched in 2004 – and by that I mean we’ve had the same great people looking after our site since way back in 2001! If you need a co-located, dedicated or fully managed server, I highly recommend you check ipHouse out. We’ve had 8 years of great service and plan on many more!

As some readers have already noted, Remote Central should be feeling somewhat faster. And that’s because our new server is so much more powerful than our previous one – it’s even more Earth-friendly by making use of special low voltage CPUs, power saving 2.5” hard drives, and high efficiency power supplies.

Take a gander at the specs, and you’ll see why I like to call it the “octa” system:

Old Server (2003)

CPU:2 x Intel Xeon 2.66GHz
533MHz system bus
Total 2 cores @ 2.66GHz
Memory:2GB DDR 266MHz
Hard Drives:1 x 18GB 3.5” 15K RPM SCSI
2 x 36GB 3.5” 15K RPM SCSI (RAID1)
Total 54GB usable

New Server

CPU:2 x Intel Xeon L5420 2.5GHz Quad Core
1333MHz system bus
Total 8 cores @ 2.5GHz
Memory:8GB DDR2 667MHz
Hard Drives:8 x 73GB 2.5” 15K RPM SAS (RAID6)
Total 438GB usable

My benchmarks have so far shown that intensive operations complete in roughly one-third the time – and the new server can handle 8 of those at once instead of 2! This means faster file area browsing, faster searches and simply snappier page loading. This speed will also be useful for the new forum system (currently in testing), which is much closer to going live now that this move is complete.

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I’d like to express our sincere appreciation to everyone who supported us during 2008, whether it be through advertising, donations, file submissions or forum participation.

Coming up soon: a full review of Universal Remote Control Inc.’s new Digital R50 color LCD remote control!

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