[Rack] Stallion/pony

Ronald Cotoni setient at gmail.com
Sun Feb 16 19:47:39 UTC 2014


You are right.  Let me see if I can find the kill o watt.


On Sun, Feb 16, 2014 at 11:45 AM, Ben Kochie <ben at nerp.net> wrote:

> The E5405 (harpertown), if I remember correctly uses FB-DIMMs. I thought
> we wanted to reduce the power use. These will likely be 200+W machines.
> Unfortunately E-waste.
>
>
> On February 16, 2014 8:35:14 PM CET, Ronald Cotoni <setient at gmail.com>
> wrote:
>>
>> So this has been actually solved with 0 dollars.  Kellan Jacobs donated
>> some servers to noisebridge.  One was a nice fancy Xeon E5405 with 8gb of
>> ram and 4x 2tb hd's.  I was going to setup a raid 1 mirror with the other
>> two drives as spares (I do not know how good they are).  What do you all
>> think?  Also would anyone mind debian on it or should we have something
>> else on it?
>>
>>
>> On Sun, Feb 16, 2014 at 8:21 AM, Ronald Cotoni <setient at gmail.com> wrote:
>>
>>> How much do we wanna spend?  I have a feeling stallion could use some
>>> new drives as well.
>>>
>>>
>>> On Sat, Feb 15, 2014 at 8:43 AM, Ronald Cotoni <setient at gmail.com>wrote:
>>>
>>>> Totally valid.   I was trying to go cheap and low power for cost
>>>> reasons.  Maybe we would not need IPMI if we could get a select team to
>>>> actually go to the space, perhaps even monitor that it is up.
>>>>
>>>> On Feb 15, 2014 8:20 AM, "Ben Kochie" <ben at nerp.net> wrote:
>>>>
>>>>> There were two reason I was suggesting the Supermicro+Xeon.
>>>>> * ECC RAM (would be more stable)
>>>>> * IPMI
>>>>>
>>>>> For a very long time we've had issues where things were broken for
>>>>> weeks, and nobody in the space seems capable of plugging in a VGA cable
>>>>> anymore. Having IPMI would let us debug boot issues from remote.
>>>>>
>>>>> I think most of the boards you suggested support VM, just want to make
>>>>> sure we keep VM support in any replacement option.
>>>>>
>>>>> -ben
>>>>>
>>>>> On Thu, 13 Feb 2014, Ronald Cotoni wrote:
>>>>>
>>>>>  Doh.   I suck at mail.
>>>>>> I was thinking something significantly cheaper and lower power.  More
>>>>>> like one of those mini it
>>>>>> boards with 16 gigabytes of ram and spending more like 80 but on the
>>>>>> board and processor.   I
>>>>>> saw some nice celery 1037u boards that have TV 2 cores and usb 3.0.
>>>>>> They also have a pic
>>>>>> express card.   I have even seen some with dual ethernet.   There are
>>>>>> some similar AMD fusion
>>>>>> boards too.  The whole machine would hopefully have a TDP of under
>>>>>> 100 watts even when
>>>>>> loaded.    What do you all think?  Something
>>>>>> like http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=13-128-679 but
>>>>>> with usb 3.0 and a pci
>>>>>> express slot.
>>>>>>
>>>>>>
>>>>>> On Thu, Feb 13, 2014 at 12:16 AM, Ben Kochie <ben at nerp.net> wrote:
>>>>>>       There is a 2U case on my member shelf that was destined to
>>>>>> become the new stallion.
>>>>>>        It has a over-powered 2 CPU motherboard I was planning to
>>>>>> replace with somehting
>>>>>>       less hungry.
>>>>>>
>>>>>>       http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?
>>>>>> ItemList=Combo.1519387
>>>>>>       Combo Deal: $340
>>>>>>
>>>>>>       Xeon E3-1220V3 Haswell 3.1GHz 4-core
>>>>>>       http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819116907
>>>>>>
>>>>>>       Supermicro MBD-X10SLM-F-O - uATX
>>>>>>       http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813182820
>>>>>>
>>>>>>       2x 8G DDR3 ECC (un-buff) $210
>>>>>>       http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820148770
>>>>>>
>>>>>>       1U heatsink (Supermicro) $22
>>>>>>       http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16816101298
>>>>>>
>>>>>>       Total: $572
>>>>>>
>>>>>>       -ben
>>>>>>
>>>>>>       On Wed, 12 Feb 2014, Casey Callendrello wrote:
>>>>>>
>>>>>>             The closet is clear, but I'm pretty sure Stallion has
>>>>>> thrown off its
>>>>>>             mortal coil. The last time
>>>>>>             I poked at it, one of the NICs was bad, the graphics card
>>>>>> was flaky, and
>>>>>>             (worst of all) the lvm
>>>>>>             volume for Pony is failing to mount.
>>>>>>
>>>>>>             I think it's time we pour one out for our dead homies and
>>>>>> throw in a
>>>>>>             low-power replacement.
>>>>>>             --Casey
>>>>>>
>>>>>>             On 2/11/14, 11:56 PM, Jonathan Lassoff wrote:
>>>>>>                   I should also add that I'm happy to help get it
>>>>>> healthy again, but
>>>>>>             as a non-regular
>>>>>>                   user busy with my life elsewhere, I haven't been
>>>>>> super motivated
>>>>>>             to dive in and fix
>>>>>>                   it.
>>>>>>             Maybe start with a working monitor/keyboard on stallion?
>>>>>> Last I was
>>>>>>             there to try and fix
>>>>>>             it, I couldn't reach the back of Susan the Rack (there
>>>>>> was a giant 40+U
>>>>>>             4-poster wedged
>>>>>>             into the other side of that closet)
>>>>>>
>>>>>>
>>>>>>             On Tue, Feb 11, 2014 at 11:54 PM, Jonathan Lassoff <
>>>>>> jof at thejof.com>
>>>>>>             wrote:
>>>>>>                   Pony has been offline for a long time. I can no
>>>>>> longer reach it
>>>>>>             from remote.
>>>>>>
>>>>>>
>>>>>>             On Tue, Feb 11, 2014 at 11:51 PM, Ronald Cotoni <
>>>>>> setient at gmail.com>
>>>>>>             wrote:
>>>>>>                   I heard that it is having some issues and most of
>>>>>> the people who
>>>>>>             were
>>>>>>                   involved with it this.  I also just saw a message
>>>>>> about the
>>>>>>                   next_meeting.py that ran on it which is no longer
>>>>>> running.  Is
>>>>>>             there any
>>>>>>                   assistance needed getting it stable?
>>>>>>
>>>>>>             --
>>>>>>             Ronald Cotoni Systems Engineer
>>>>>>
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