[Noisebridge-discuss] Money for new Stallion (Pony) VM server

Brian Morris cymraegish at gmail.com
Fri Nov 4 16:59:51 PDT 2011

IMHO better to get i7 / Xeon3500 board rather than the i3/ Xeon3400.
Otherwise you are buying a design that is already nearly two years old, ie
1 computer generation behind.

Also it might help some hackers to have pcix16 for OpenCL / CUDA  practice
(AI stuff)

Thirdly don't you need to add a new harddrive or three for RAID maybe ?

 And what about the powersupply ? Is the current one high efficiency ?
Those can save 40% in electric costs.


On Fri, Nov 4, 2011 at 4:24 PM, Ben Kochie <ben at nerp.net> wrote:

> I've been thinking it would be worth upgrading the machine in the space
> we use to run Pony.  Right now it's a crappy dual core AMD machine that's
> about 3 years old.

Yeah pretty damn sad, for a place that calls itself a hacker space.
May have been newly manufacture 3 years ago, but its like a five year old

> I would like to be able to have more ram for running
> virtual machines for various local services.
> Here's a shopping list I put together:
> Supermicro X8SIL-F Server motherboard - $190
> * http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813182211
> Intel Xeon X3440 2.53GHz - $238
> * http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819117225
> 16GB (2 x 8GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM ECC Registered - $230
> * http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820161460
> 1U CPU cooler - $25
> * http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835200064
> Total: $683+tax-n-shipping
> -ben
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