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Pile of Bits (70 Comments) (link)
 Wednesday, 3-September-2003  17:35:07 (GMT +10) - by Agg

Hmm, I wonder what this mysterious pile of bits could be..


Click to enlarge!

It's (most of) OCAU's new server, having arrived from Plus Corporation today! There'll be a couple of weeks of building and testing before we put it into production. I'll most likely do an article about why we chose these particular components and have some pics of it all being put together, but for a quick peek at the important specs:
  • 2x AMD AthlonMP 2800+ (2.133GHz, 512KB L2)
  • Tyan Thunder KX Pro S2469UGN 760MPX Motherboard
  • 1.5GB Kingston PC2100 ECC Registered DDR
  • Boot/static/log files on a Seagate 10k-rpm U320 SCSI drive
  • 2x Seagate 15k-rpm U320 SCSI drives in RAID1 (mirrored) for databases
It'll probably be called Ragnarok, following on the Norse theme of our previous servers (Odin, Loki and Thor). We ran out of cool gods with 4-letter names.

So, hopefully the traditional weeknight OCAU slowdown will soon be a thing of the past! For a while, anyway. :)



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