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Custom Built Business Workstations

ERP Solutions & Auditing, LLC ("ERPSAA") creates a unique line of custom built High-speed, Paradox™ Business Workstations. All Workstations ("WS") carry the full manufacturer’s warranty which applies to the components a client selects which comprise the final custom build. Note: Over the years we have found that 90-100% of the components we use typically carry a manufacturer's warranty of 3 years or more. On all builds, we do not sell any Motherboards or Processors that have less than a 3-year warranty. Storage Controllers, HBAs, (PCIe3), also typically have 3-year warranties and the type of storage a client selects (HDD's, SSD's, SAS, PCIe Flash) typically come with a 3-5 year warranty.

 

We also offer (at no cost and for the life of the WS*) a unique guarantee against the loss of data. We have offered what we call our Paradox WS No Data Loss™ guarantee since 2010. A copy of the contract may be requested for details, since there are requirements regarding data protection applications and storage backup techniques which must be adhered to in order for us to honor the Paradox WS No Data Loss™).

 

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We also pride ourselves on responsiveness to unique client requests, however to maintain our reputation of selling some of the most Powerful Workstations for businesses and to know for certain we have provided a client the best solution for their dollar, while configurations may vary, there are certain components and specifications we require. We do not believe in a “one size fits all” way of doing business and at first our requirements may seem to be the most expensive selections.  This notion quickly fades when they learn if a company were to match what we build for clients, the cost would be double or more. 

Our Required Components:

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1. The Mainboard: A single or dual LGA 2011 v-3 that is a Server or Workstation Class board (SSI-CEB)

 

2. Intel® CPUs.

 

3. Storage: Typically, PCIe 3.0 HW RAID Controllers "ROC" for a client's main storage. We do not implement Software, BIOS, or On-board RAID. Talk to us to understand why the new PCIe x4 M.2 SSD's are not worth the time or price. One good example is to contrast the cost and speed for a 2TB M.2 PCIe x4 Max Read 3.5 GB/s Max Wright 2.1 GB/s against an under $300 cost for an LSI LOGIC MegaRAID SAS 9271-8i, which uses 1 x 5.25" 1U Backplane that will hold 8 SSD's configured at RAID-0. The resulting 2TB Virtual Drive created from 8 x 200GB 550 MG/s Read 520 MG/s Write SSD's at their cost today, depending on drive selection, is very close to the best 2TB M.2 PCIe x4 except with speeds that average 5.8 GB/s Read and 6.7 GB/s Write, due to Raid On Chip processors and pre-installed RAM which is used for Caching. The LSI LOGIC MegaRAID SAS 9271-8i is a start, for higher speeds there are 12 GB/s SAS/NVMe Controllers. As for backup, the storage solution is much more open and many clients may already have in place what we require.

 

4. ECC Registered RAM. For clients who not purchasing a single CPU WS, we require the use ECC Registered Memory. Please download the white paper on ECC/REG Memory to understand why we feel it is critical. Also, for clients who purchase our service plans, 24/7 is the uptime goal. We do not offer 24/7 uptime without for a dual or more CPU WS without ECC/REG Memory.

 

intel-core-i7-extreme-processor-logoWe build all our Paradox™ Business Workstations with Intel® mainboards and are partial to ASUS, but the brand is up to the client as long as it is an x99 LGA 2011 v3 socket. We are planning to add Intel’s new X299 LGA 2066 Socket new Processors early 2018.

 

asus-logo/We use Intel® for both single CPU Workstations; typically Intel's high end Core™ i7 6/8/10 Core Processors and Xeons for dual CPU WS.

 

 

 

As indicated above, in dual or more CPU WS we use ECC REGISTERED RAM. Please Download this .PDF to understand exactly why.

 

Lastly, our specialty is in the unique the Storage Arrays we implement with each Workstation we have sold. 90% are all RAID-0 (unless a client requests otherwise) combined with pre-installed Enterprise Backup and Restore, applications we require for our no cost Paradox WS No Data Loss™ on all RAID implementations, including RAID-0. Our fastest Workstations run at speeds of up to 12 GB/s running SAS Flash Storage. The controllers we have come to trust over the years LSI (Now Brodcom) PCIe 3.0 witxh Dual Processors Cores "RAID on Chip (ROC)" controllers and 1-4GB of DDR3 RAM Cache. All Intel Controllers come from Brodcom LSI.

We’ll build any type of storage array using any type of disks a client requests.

 

ERP Solutions & Auditing, LLC is not only an Intel® and ASUS Gold Partner, we have attained the status of Technicalintel-logol Builder Experts for both Businesses and Consumers. Our Paradox™ line of Workstations cost 2/3 to 1/2 the price of commercial products, yet run at higher speeds, and carry a no data loss guarantee.  We have yet to find one commercial vendor who builds WS and storage arrays the way we do and also guarantees no data loss.  

 

The images below are from an older LGA 2011 build with a Full Tower, accommodating (ATX, CEB and EATX), 4 Hot Swap Bays, two 1U Backplanes, each holding 4 x 2.5" SSDs two 40MM Fans, and each of which hold 6 x 2.5” drives. The Hot Swap Bays holds 4 x 3.5” HDDs, or 2 3.5” HDD’s and a redundant PSU.  

 

The storage array contains 8 x 240GB OCZ Enterprise Drives, 90,000 IOPS each and are run with an LSI® 9271 8i MegaRAID™ PCIe 3.0 x8 “ROC” Dual Core 800 MHz processor with 1 GB of DDR3 RAM.

 

The Mainboard is the LGA 2011 ASUS P9X79 Workstation Board, SSI CEB and a total of 40 lanes, none of which are Legacy and which accommodate up to four GPU's.     lsi-prefesrred-logo

 

The LSI® 9271 8i MegaRAID™ Card is pictured with a small $7 exhaust fan built to go with the card and whichlsi-9271-hw-megaraid-pcie 3.0 removes more heat, cooling the card well below Spec. 

 

The CPU is an Intel® Core™ i7-3930 Processor (3.2GHz and 3.8GHz Turbo) and we delivered the WS to the client with the CPU locked in at 4.5GHz and it rarely makes it over 47 degrees Centigrade, with one Thermaltake® Self-contained CPU cooling system and 7 fans, strategically placed. 

 

There are 3 ASUS GeForce GTX 680 GPU’s, 4GB each, SLI'd.  They are used to power dual 1920 x 1080i digital Monitors, and the system is used for DNA modeling

 

What follows are some photographs which do a much better job

explaining how our Workstations are built.

 

 

 

 

Below is a Timed example of the CPU and Motherboard Temperatures in one of our client builds, with a minimal 50% Overclock, (using a $49.00 single CPU Water Cooler).

 

In this build, an LGA 2011 ASUS P9X79-E WS (Workstation/CEB SSI Mainboard) is combined with an Sandybridge Intel® Core™ i7-3930K Processor. This Sandybridge CPU had list price of $594, an average street price of about $475 and an "average end user price in one of our CUSTOM builds of between $350-375. A 6 Core 32nm CPU with a base clock of 3.20 GHz overclocked 50% to 4.83 GHz. Notice in the "Time Trails" the CPU temperature fluctuates no more than 3 degrees C (45-48) and the Motherboard Temperature starts out at 36 degrees C and drops 1 degree and remains virtually consistant at 35 degrees C. Again, this was a software aotomated OC, with only a voltage change. At the time many who specked out single CPU WS added what was then Intel's Extreme Sandybridge edition, the Intel® Core™ i7-3960X Processor Extreme Edition. A 6 Core 32nm CPU with a 3.30 Base Clock, a list price of $1,059, a street price of $999 and we didn't sell enough to get an average client's Custom Build cost, since they watched our DEMO WS which all used 3930K's.

 

 

 

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2 x 1 Meter SAS to SATA6 expanders each leading to

4 x SATA 6 GB/s Cables. In this build, each 1U Backplane

houses & cools 4 x 240GB OCZ Enterprise 6 GB/s SSDs for

a total of 8 internal 240GB SSD's, or a Virtual Drive of

1.92GB at RAID-0.

 

Below is pictured the front 2 x 1U Hot Swap Backplanes which hold up to 12 x 2.5" SSD/HDD drives. Backplanes have dropped in cost with with more choices, e.g., 1 x 1U 5.25" Backplane can hold 8 x 1.8" SSDs/HDDs.

 

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How to further cool a

HW RAID Array

with a $7

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The trick to Cooling a CPU is using a self-contained Liquid

Cooling Radiator, (Push/Pull) dual fans and fans on each end) and to never allow the CPU to get above 55 degrees

Centigrade. Many say, correctly, at Load the temp can be much higher for a higher OC and this is fine, but not for fixed builds.

 

 

 

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Whether you're running ERP, MathWorks, CAD, or Photoshop; whether you're doing high end video editing with Avid Media

Composer or DNA Modeling, High Speed Storage arrays,

Safe Fixed Overclocked CPUs, Multiple GPU WS, and the confidence of knowing for a fact

your data will not be lost, is what we deliver!

 

 

 

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