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

Brian Morris cymraegish at gmail.com
Fri Nov 4 17:18:26 PDT 2011


Ok after thinking about Ron's response I will admit that the latest design
is usually less efficient than if you are able to obtain a high efficiency
revision of the previous one. But the power supply is at least as
important. And there would be a high efficiency i7 as is being currently
used in laptops (although @ lower clock speeds = a cheat really).


On Fri, Nov 4, 2011 at 5:02 PM, Brian Morris <cymraegish at gmail.com> wrote:

> Link:
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> http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=ENE&DEPA=0&Order=BESTMATCH&N=100006519&isNodeId=1&Description=i7+processor&x=15&y=17
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> On Fri, Nov 4, 2011 at 4:59 PM, Brian Morris <cymraegish at gmail.com> wrote:
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>> 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
>>
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>>  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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