Updated Links and the Rise of the Complexity Pig

Monday, March 30th, 2009

I updated the Building a Green Windows Home Server and Samsung NC10 Memory Upgrade posts to include links to the latest hardware on NewEgg. Some of the items were no longer available so I added alternatives. The Complexity Pig post has finally eclipsed the 100+ comment will never die Windows 7 on the Samsung ...

Windows Home Server Disk Management Add-In

Saturday, November 29th, 2008

A wireframe I created for the AeroCool WIndows Home Server is now available from the Tentacle Software web site (click on Downloads, the list of wireframes is at the bottom of the page). They also have add-in's for lots of other popular case configurations.

Windows Home Server Update Available Today

Tuesday, November 25th, 2008

I happened to drop into We Got Served and noticed that there's a new update for WHS out today. You can read more about it here: Update for Windows Home Server (KB957825) This requires a reboot of both your home server and the client console once the updates have ...

Setting up Subversion on Windows Home Server

Friday, November 21st, 2008

I've been thinking of other ways to put my Windows Home Server to good use and my recent trip to Florida got me exploring ways I could work on a couple of personal coding projects while traveling. Eventually much of this code may well get published on CodePlex but ...

Building a Green Windows Home Server: Fan Configuration

Friday, November 7th, 2008

Someone asked me exactly how I configured the fans on my WHS to run really quietly. The previous post on this didn't have sufficient detail so here's some more wiring information.

Windows Home Server and Squeezebox

Saturday, September 27th, 2008

So having got my home server up and running I finally got around to getting music streaming off it into my living room with a Logitech Squeezebox Duet. First off this is not an appliance, it's a science project, albeit a really good one. I spent a happy hour fiddling ...

Building a Green Windows Home Server: A Quieter Server

Wednesday, September 24th, 2008

I did some more experimenting with this tonight and it turns out my choice of fans is pretty sub optimal. The principle cause of noise in this system in the CPU cooler and case fan. Getting these fans to run slower when they're not needed is the key to making ...

Building a Green Windows Home Server: The 37 Watt Server

Sunday, September 14th, 2008

Which uses more power, the AeroCool Green Home Server or a 40 Watt light bulb? You guessed it, the light bulb looses. A few hours playing with a Smart-Watt meter hooked up to my home server I came up with some power usage numbers. While idle the Home Server consumes less ...

Building a Home Supercomputer

Thursday, September 11th, 2008

So having successfully put together a home server my mind started to wonder to desktop super computing and gravitational modeling. Which is when I came across this...  Building home linux render cluster "24 cores that run each at 2.4 Ghz, a total of 48GB ram, and just need 400W ...

Building a Green Windows Home Server

Monday, September 8th, 2008

Here's the complete list of posts so far on building a Windows Home Server. The server is built with off the shelf low power consumption components and only uses 37W when idle. It's also configured to run near silently under low server loads: Choosing the Hardware - Choosing low power ...