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Old 11-29-2005, 05:21 PM   #16
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Originally posted by cereal83
The server is not a waste. Thousands of people use it. It's a server that certain banks use to mange people who owe them money.

I know any distro would probably work but I use slackware.

We have over a terabyte of space as we have 16x146 SCSI hard drives for it but I think the database is only about 600 gigs. We run php, apache and my sql the most on it.

I don't think the server is a waste because now it takes 1 seconds to load the stuff it has to as before it took about 10 seconds.

First day was rough. Load average went up to about 51 at certain times of the day so I worked late and tweaked with it a bit to see how it will run today.

BTW, my company did spend that much on a server but we need the horsepower it provides.
this post should ne posted on slashdot.org .....he..he
 
Old 12-06-2005, 05:25 PM   #17
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yup, or you can play Doom3, UT2004 or the upcoming UT2007 like there were no tomorrow!

That's such an expensive machine! Hope you also have installed a big-really-freaking-huge ERP system and a decently-huge-with-at-least-a-coupe-of-Terabytes database with thousands of users or all that machinepower is wasted
LOL why stop at just playing a game. When you can host them too! Games will only use 1 or 2 of those cpu's to play the game anyway.

And something tells me no one buys they're son a system like that for christmas
 
Old 12-06-2005, 06:04 PM   #18
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LOL why stop at just playing a game. When you can host them too! Games will only use 1 or 2 of those cpu's to play the game anyway.

And something tells me no one buys they're son a system like that for christmas
quite true
and no way my son might get a system like that for Xmas ... it should me mine first ROFL
 
Old 03-30-2006, 10:12 PM   #19
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Just an update. We upgraded the 8 way to a 16 way system, we bought the new x460 and made that into a 32 way system, added 14 300 GB fiber channel drives to our new SAN has about 128 GB of ram.

I am just suprised to see something work that IBM says won't work and only "certified distro's" will work with their hardware.

We showed them.
 
Old 03-30-2006, 10:17 PM   #20
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I don't think the use of Slackware on business machines is particularly limited. At least, not for people that know what they are doing. Converted Windows admins probably would chose something like Red Hat because it's ease and support options, but *nix administrators don't have all of those concerns.

I have run Slackware almost exclusively on the servers I have setup for different companies/groups over the years.
 
Old 03-31-2006, 08:49 PM   #21
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32 way system

I just gotsta know, how long to compile the kernel?

What kind of heat does this beauty create? And, how much noise?

My mouth is watering.
 
Old 03-31-2006, 10:32 PM   #22
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I just gotsta know, how long to compile the kernel?

What kind of heat does this beauty create? And, how much noise?

My mouth is watering.
Compiling the kernel takes about 3 minutes from start to finish but it's not that much faster then a quad xeon. I am sure compiling doesn't take advantage of all the cpu's.

For a 32 way server, there is 8 servers connected together with smp cables. Each server has 4 CPU's with 4 passive huge heatsinks 8 fans and they blow pretty fast. All of them together is pretty loud but it blends in with the rest of the servers. Alot of heat comes out of the power supplies but the A/C in the room cools it down pretty nice, if you stand right behind the server you feel the heat, but if you take a step back, your cold once again.

I have met alot of network admins who say they know linux but then they book up redhat. I am not saying Redhat isn't hard but it makes stuff alot easier. I can basically do anything I need to with command line.


Here are a few pics I took with my phone while I was setting up the last server (I have 8 of these togther to make the 32 way, each one has 4 - 3.3 Ghz Xeon MP's and 16 GB's of ram). 1 is of the heatsink, 1 is of 4 CPU's installed and 1 heatsink installed, 1 is of the post screen and 1 is of all empty cpu sockets.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v6...0/2b73b6a6.jpg
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Old 04-01-2006, 02:41 AM   #23
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Wow. Great system! I wish I had a chance to see how it is working.
 
  


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