Wherein Frank drops some server hardware knowledge while Chris mutters and stutters like Elmer Fudd.
published Mar 2, 2021
Refactored #012: “Firmware Shall Be Broken”
On this episode of Refactored…
Frank and Chris discuss the ongoing silicon shortage that is bottlenecking multiple industries.
Nvidia announces a line of cryptocurrency mining-specific GPUs which Chris thinks is probably fine but which Frank argues is antagonistic to their customer base. Either way, the guys agree the firmware limitations won’t last.
Chris doesn’t get the appeal of rack-mount equipment for homelab installations, but quickly sees the light as Frank explains.
The guys successfully avoid a longform discussion on the relative pros and cons of home media management systems Plex, Emby, and Jellyfin.
Chris botches an overview of what dRAID is and how it works.
Frank explains a little about the HR service (“HRaaS”?) company TriNet.
The guys go in-depth on SLAs; what they’re good for (and not) as a customer, and how to use them to budget downtime as an engineering/reliability team.