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Virtualization vs Microservers

I was talking to a friend of mine about where servers are going. He happens to be a network engineer and I tend to be surprisingly helpful with his server issues. It never hurts to be a good sounding board. … Continue reading

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VIRTUALIZATION: WHICH CHIPS SUPPORT IT… AMD AND INTEL

In computing, x86 virtualization is the facility that allows multiple operating systems to simultaneously share x86 processor resources in a safe and efficient manner, a facility generically known as hardware virtualization. In the late 1990s x86 virtualization was achieved by … Continue reading

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HOW TO FIND MAC ADDRESS OF YOUR COMPUTER

MAC addresses are most often assigned by the manufacturer of a network interface card (NIC) and are stored in its hardware, such as the card’s read-only memory or some other firmware mechanism. If assigned by the manufacturer, a MAC address … Continue reading

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ROUTE FLAPPING… YOU CAN SEE THIS WITH TRACERT

In computer networking and telecommunications, route flapping occurs when a router alternately advertises a destination network via one route then another (or as unavailable, and then available again) in quick sequence. A closely related term is interface flapping where an … Continue reading

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POWER SAVER MODE OR POWER MANAGEMENT

PC power management refers to the mechanism for controlling the power use of personal computer hardware. This is typically through the use of software that puts the hardware into the lowest power demand state available. It is an aspect of … Continue reading

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I/O ADDRESSES

Memory-mapped I/O (not to be confused with memory-mapped file I/O) uses the same address bus to address both memory and I/O devices ‒ the memory and registers of the I/O devices are mapped to (associated with) address values. So when … Continue reading

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