[nycbug-talk] Server hardware
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Fri Feb 24 10:49:42 EST 2006
Isaac Levy writes:
> If you end up putting together some boxes by choosing your own
> components, I'll reccomend my preferred vendor- General Computer and
> Service, <lee at gcserve.com> or <sales at gcserve.com>. They're in
> midtown, they deliver in Manhattan, and they've been around in the
> NYC*BUG scene since the beginning
Another vote for GCS.
Ever since George recommended them I have been buying all my desktops for
them, although I have not bought any servers from them yet.
> diligence on whatever components they sell. They sell a lot of
> Supermicro these days, although my usual with them are high-density
> 1u machines comprised of a Tyan mboard in a Chenbro case (if you
> contact them and want similar, ask Lee for the 'ike 1u special'
What are the dimensions on those?
At work we have been getting Racklogic machines, but I dislike that they are
front-wired (ethernet, video and keyboard in the front). I am sure that
front-wired sounds like a great idea, but it's messy and just makes it
difficult to pull machines out... unless you wired everything nice and
neatly (which my pre-decessor did not do).
The only reason I have not convinced the decision maker to switch off
Racklogic is that the machines are pretty small. They are same width and
height, but about half the lenght of a regular 1U.
> you have a working RAID card, it really works with FreeBSD-
What RAID cards you using these days?
I have been standarizing in 3Ware.
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