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In the resources section of the International Computer Concepts website, I have posted a guide about populating DDR3 RAM memory on a motherboard.  While it may seem simple, there are actually a few concepts to consider when deciding which memory kit to purchase for a server. The guide outlines the three key factors of RAM memory performance and also describes several sample memory configurations based on the intended usage of the server.

If you’ve ever wanted to know the essentials about choosing memory kits and populating memory DIMMs, then check out the ICC Memory Population Guide.

The Green Grid, a leader in energy efficiency standards for data centers, has recently updated their PUE (Power Usage Effectiveness) metric that they came out with in 2007 and have outlined the new benchmarks in a white paper titled, “Recommendations for Measuring and Reporting Overall Data Center Efficiency“.

PUE is defined by the total data center energy consumption or power divided by the IT energy consumption or power. So, the lower the resulting variable, the higher the energy efficiency of the data center because more of the total energy is being used for its intended function – to power the IT equipment – rather than to cool the servers, provide lighting, support infrastructure, etc.

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Wow, it’s been so long since this blog was updated that I can barely clear the cobwebs as I type this post. Just joking, of course.

While this blog was operational, it was an emerging resource for IT people (and also those not so knowledgeable in electronics) to learn more about computers, have their questions answered, and their server problems solved.

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This is how we pick teams at ICC. Image by Groovyguru at

This is how we pick teams at ICC. Image by Groovyguru @ Flickr

The Official Launch

I know you’ve all been waiting for a long time, asking yourselves, “when will this damn blog be up? I have soooo many server problems!” Well, I have good news for you, fellow Nerds – today is your day.

Today, we celebrate the launch of Sever Problems Solved, your new favorite publication dedicated to finding practical solutions to frustrating server problems!

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