[nycbug-talk] FreeBSD on Dell PowerEdge 1900

Isaac Levy ike at lesmuug.org
Wed Oct 17 18:11:19 EDT 2007

Wordup Steven,

On Oct 17, 2007, at 5:20 PM, Steven Kreuzer wrote:

> Dell is having an end of quarter clearance and they have a really  
> good deal
> on a Dell PowerEdge 1900.
> Starting at $899 you get a Dual Core Xeon 5110 @ 1.60GHz
> with 1 GB of Ram and an 80 GB Hard Drive.
> However, they will throw in a Perc 5/i RAID controller and a
> second Dualk Core Xeon processor for free (4 cores total)
> Is anyone running FreeBSD on a 1900. If so, is everything supported?
> Would you recommend this machine?
> Link to Dell Special Offers: http://tinyurl.com/38lrqs

Nnot exactly sure about these rigs, (likely great boxes) but I've  
noticed one issue lately-

These Xeon's eat power something fierce, so they're bloody all over  
the place, fire sale style...  (especially servers).

If you have power to spare wherever you are, snatch up all the Xeon  
machines you can right now!!!  But if you plan to put older Xeon  
chips in colo, prepare to pay the piper in power... (Oil went to $88  
in the US yesterday, energy prices go crazy with it...)

quickie .02¢


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