[Rack] Intels Xeon plus tons of ultra320 drives

Carlos Ivan Sosa gnusosa at gnusosa.net
Tue May 1 23:41:19 PDT 2012


Haha Ben, you're not the first one to tell me that.
I was just checking before they go to an alley in SoMa :-P

Andy, thanks for the feedback, the only thing I currently know is that
those servers are going to the street, next monday.
So I will not continue on the topic unless somebody else
replies with interest.

Have a great day.

Carlos.

On Tue, May 1, 2012 at 10:35 PM, Andy Isaacson <adi at hexapodia.org> wrote:
> On Tue, May 01, 2012 at 10:12:17PM -0700, Carlos Ivan Sosa wrote:
>> This is a continuation for my donations mail
>> I posted in noisebridge-discuss mailing list.
>>
>> The meeting just ended, and everybody suggest me
>> mail the list, so here is the main message...
>>
>> My employer is getting rid of 6 to 8 Xeon servers
>> rack'em and stack'em style, and also we have
>> tons of ultra 320 SCSI drives.
>
> If they're rackmount servers, they're probably quite loud.  This means
> they're uncomfortable to be in the same room as for long periods.
>
> They're also power hungry and won't do well once their fans fill up with
> dust and dirt.
>
> So they're not appropriate for 2169.
>
> Unfortunately the fan problem makes me think they're not appropriate for
> most hackerspaces, unless they have a separate machine room.
>
> They could go into a data center, such as Cernio, but that would require
> someone to coordinate the donations, installation, and maintenance of
> the machines.  Historically that hasn't been very widely supported at
> Noisebridge (although I would *love* it if someone did such a project!)
>
> Related prior work includes
> https://www.noisebridge.net/wiki/Noisecloud
>
> So, alas, thanks for the offer, but no thanks, unless someone wants to
> step up to manage a data center project.
>
> (Fair disclosure, I have some hardware that I keep meaning to finish
> configuring then donate and install for Noisebridge at Cernio; I haven't
> finished that project yet due to other yaks that need shaving.)
>
> -andy


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