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

Ronald Cotoni setient at gmail.com
Fri Nov 4 17:37:05 PDT 2011


We should set a power limit too.  Lowering the power usage in the space
will also make it so the machine pays for itself eventually.  How much
power does the current one use again?

On Fri, Nov 4, 2011 at 5:18 PM, Brian Morris <cymraegish at gmail.com> wrote:

> 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:
>>
>>
>> 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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>>>
>>>
>>
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Ronald Cotoni
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