We've been quietly testing doing more video content on the site over the past year. I've done a few reviews over at our YouTube channel, and we also host all of our smartphone/tablet camera samples over there as well. Going into 2013 we'll be ramping up the amount of video content on the site to go along with Pipeline and the Podcast as some the new features we've introduced over the past couple of years. In doing so we're also going to be hosting videos locally.

When we were looking for the first content to trial our locally served video, I asked Johan de Gelas, the head of our IT/Enterprise testing at AnandTech if he could put something together. Johan came back with a behind the scenes look at the Sizing Servers Lab in Belgium, the back-end for all of our server reviews and testing. 

Johan's video is embedded below and if this goes well he's promised to bring us a look at ARM based servers on video in the not too distant future.

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  • SodaAnt - Wednesday, December 19, 2012 - link

    PLEASE make them open in a pop up window, please. If I really want to click on an ad I shouldn't be forced to go back to the video then watch the ad again! Reply
  • boostern - Wednesday, December 19, 2012 - link

    Anand please don't drop the text part of an article, text si for people who trust in you and visit the site very frequently, video is for occasional visitors...and with only videos anandtech will lose the professional part of the site. Reply
  • ssj3gohan - Wednesday, December 19, 2012 - link

    Hey Johan, is that 5kS/s 24-bit power analyzer an open source university project? Reply
  • JohanAnandtech - Wednesday, December 19, 2012 - link

    We'll test it first before we decide how to go further... If you have ideas on how to move forward let me know (johan@anandtech.com) Reply
  • barncii - Wednesday, December 19, 2012 - link

    I Have always enjoyed reading the articles on this site. They are well thought out and provide technical information that you cannot find in other reviews. I absolutely love the video reviews and im looking forward to even more of them.

    thanks again
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  • alpha754293 - Wednesday, December 19, 2012 - link

    It's nice to put a face to the name.

    I'm actually still running more LS-DYNA and HPC tests right now on a 3930K that's been OC'd to 4.5 GHz.

    My plan is to ultimately start to incrementally OC it by an additional 100 MHz to 5 GHz, and to finish testing at that speed.

    So far, it's doing the LS-DYNA runs using about 325 W. I've got 64 GB of DDR3-1600 and also I've got a EVGA GTX 660 that's probably also pulling a bit of power (although I'm not taxing that nearly as much yet).

    I would (naturally) of course like to see more HPC benchmarks, but as you've probably already experienced, the HPC tests take quite a lot of time to run.
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  • alpha754293 - Wednesday, December 19, 2012 - link

    I'm curently in the middle of a 31-hour run right now. Reply
  • Braumin - Wednesday, December 19, 2012 - link

    That was a great video. I agree with others that I prefer text articles as well due to not always being able to listen to a video, but it's nice to have the option.

    Very nice test setup I use some of that same equipment every day. SSDs sure have changed the storage game - amazing what you can do with a single enclosure and a SAS cable where as you used to need multiple FC HBAs and a SAN to get that kind of performance.
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  • Rocket321 - Wednesday, December 19, 2012 - link

    Won't play on android so I won't be able to watch it any time soon. I hope you add mobile video support before the roll out. Reply
  • Cerb - Sunday, December 30, 2012 - link

    I'm amazed I didn't wake the neighbors! Damn! If you're going to have ads in front, you need to have them properly normalized (to a similar average SPL as the content). Reply

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