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

Brian Morris cymraegish at gmail.com
Fri Nov 4 17:02:15 PDT 2011


Link:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=ENE&DEPA=0&Order=BESTMATCH&N=100006519&isNodeId=1&Description=i7+processor&x=15&y=17


On Fri, Nov 4, 2011 at 4:59 PM, Brian Morris <cymraegish at gmail.com> wrote:

> 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.
>
> Brian
>
>
> 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
> design.
>
>
>> 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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