[Rack] Intels Xeon plus tons of ultra320 drives

Ben Kochie ben at nerp.net
Thu May 3 21:19:31 PDT 2012


Although it's funny to talk about putting stuff on a street corner in 
SOMA, please take these to a responsible recycler.

UNIX Surplus in Mountain View has a recycing service, and they might even 
give you some money for those machines.

http://unixsurplus.com/contactus/

-ben

On Tue, 1 May 2012, Carlos Ivan Sosa wrote:

> 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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