My Lab

My Virtual Test Environment

Owning a higher end desktop machine

Powered by Intel Core i7 870 (1st Gen), 8M Cache

4 Cores, 3.6 GHz each@ turbo boost will deliver 14.4 GHz theoretical performance.

16 GB DDR3 1333MHz Memory

5 TB (500 GB * 4 + 1 TB *1 + 2 TB *1)  WD SATA II & Seagate Barracuda HDD

NVIDIA CUDA 8 core graphics card with 1238 MHz processor and 256 MHz graphics clock.

CPU load was less than 30% with 10 operational Virtual machines hosting 3 RAC setup (2 node each) and 10g Grid and Dataguard setup.
Heat generation was major problem with this machine but that’s solved by adding two 80 MM fans on side cover and one at back side of the cabinate and one Evercool Fox3 Turbo Blower Fan Cooler to cool hard drives. Drastic difference was noticed with Cooler Master IC Value V1 Thermal Compound Cooling Grease.
At least for me its really a good machine powered by intel processor.

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