[K12OSN] Quad 450's as K12 Server?
bert.rolston at clear.net.nz
Tue May 11 02:33:56 UTC 2004
How much to ship them to NZ? :-)
I can get similar specced equipment here at about the same $NZ rate.
On Tue, 2004-05-11 at 13:55, John Baillie wrote:
> Thanks for the input everyone -
> We'll probably just pass on accepting the donation or maybe take one and
> use it for a file server but then again they are big and noisy.
> On Mon, 2004-05-10 at 15:01, k12osn-request at redhat.com wrote:
> > Message: 6
> > Date: Mon, 10 May 2004 11:25:06 -0500
> > From: Tom Brown <tbrown at michiana.org>
> > Subject: Re: [K12OSN] Quad 450's as K12 Server?
> > To: "Support list for opensource software in schools."
> > <k12osn at redhat.com>
> > Message-ID: <22.214.171.124.2.20040510111115.02a1add0 at michiana.org>
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> > At 08:50 AM 5/10/04 -0500, you wrote:
> > >On Mon, 2004-05-10 at 08:26, Shawn Austin wrote:
> > >
> > > > If you do a benchmark on a 1.8GHz machine, and the quad 450, you will
> > > > find that the quad 450 does not even rank in the same ball park. You
> > > > also must consider that the ram that is in such a old machine will not
> > > > be anywhere as quick as a modern machine would have.
> > > >
> > >
> > >They probably would make very good file servers to hold home
> > >or shared directories if the existing drives are big enough.
> > >File service is not as CPU intensive as application service
> > >and you could take advantage of the RAID and hot-swap
> > >backplane.
> > I want to amplify Mike's advice.
> > Free Geek Michiana received two donated multi-cpu Compaq servers. They are
> > fine for file, print, web service but terrible for boot and application
> > service. Additional memory is very expensive as the specs are high and chip
> > volumes are low. So we never upgraded the RAM which limits the boxes'
> > usefulness. The servers are also very loud -- we nicknamed them the
> > Turbines. Great for heating small rooms. They are bullet proof,
> > figuratively. K12LTSP loaded on the servers without a problem. Debian
> > stable had difficulties which were resolved be upgrading to Debian testing.
> > Tom
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