Supermicro Microcloud

10 Overall Score

Compact | Efficient | Practical

The Build

Server node with Xeon E3-1260L CPU installed.

I was not sure on how much room you had between the nodes, so I bought Low Profile memory. The 8-node MicroCloud, however, does not require LP memory. You can use full height memory.

CPU and Memory installed, Time to install the heat sink.

Heat sink is pretty large, a lot of cooling capacity.

Heat sink installed. I’m not sure if this is reversed or not, I don’t think it should matter really. It may be on back wards to help it fit into the chassis better.

The drive caddy has been updated with the MicroCloud. They really are quite a bit sturdier than they use to be.

Picture of the bottom of the drive caddy.


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2 Comments on "Supermicro Microcloud"

  1. Ted December 26, 2011 at 4:22 am - Reply

    Nice review of quite an exotic system. I’ve added the RSS feed to keep updated on the future comparisons, but the last entry was in Sept. Might want to update that.

  2. exa byte January 3, 2012 at 6:40 am - Reply

    16 sled variant would be awesome

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