[nSLUG] Built new server
walsh at cs.dal.ca
Wed Sep 8 13:18:35 ADT 2010
Xeon E5640 x 2(@8 cores each) = 85,120.
Went looking for how the calculation is done, and almost immediately
stopped caring. http://tldp.org/HOWTO/BogoMips/bogo-faq.html
"turbo-buttons (should be ON)"
"Of course this is completely wrong, unreliable, ill-founded, and
Jim: what did you use for a case? I'm always curious what people are
using. I prefer Antec cases for the most part, but their Micro ATX cases
suffer from the same thing as most others: specially designed PSUs.
Also, what is /proc/cpuinfo reporting? :)
On 10-09-08 12:48 PM, D G Teed wrote:
> On Wed, Sep 8, 2010 at 10:06 AM, Jim Haliburton <jim at on-site.ns.ca
> <mailto:jim at on-site.ns.ca>> wrote:
> Recently I had a need to build a small low power consuming server.
> I had
> previously built a test server using the Intel D945GCLF2 Mini-ITX
> The downside to this was it had a fan which is prone to an early
> failure, and
> the board was limited to 2 Gb of RAM.
> My fan started to die at 3 months. It is terrible to risk the
> stability of the system on a 25 cent (or less) part. I replaced
> it with a huge Antec Spot Cool fan.
> Intel has upgraded the board to the D510MO board. It has a large
> heatsink and
> 2 memory slots to allow up to 4 Gb of RAM. There is NO fan on the
> and none is required. A downside is there are only 2 SATA ports and
> there is
> no PATA port which the older board had.
> Both of these boards support PS2 keyboards and mice, whick my KVM
> switch uses.
> Yay. Making the keyboard/mouse/video change for the home user is
> a small expense. Doing it for the KVM user is an expense and
> a hassle to avoid the requirement to run 2 KVM setups.
> So yesterday I built a new server with a single 500 Gb SATA drive, a DVD
> burner, and 2 Gb of RAM. I added an Intel 100 mb NIC to join the
> built in
> Realtek NIC. I am pleased to report that Centos 5.5 found all the
> correctly. I used the 32 bit version and SMP was detected and used
> by default.
> You have only one PCI slot, so you have to decide what you need.
> In my older Atom board, the built-in NIC died and so I had to add
> in a replacement for that.
> The amazing thing about this board is the dual core hyperthreaded
> CPU is seen
> as a 4 core unit by Linux. The BogoMips report in dmesg shows over
> which I thought was pretty amazing.
> How does this compare to other servers that users have?
> I assume you are talking about combined BogoMips reported.
> First gen Atom: 6388 BogoMIPS
> Dell Optiplex 760 (basic desktop model,
> Intel dual core 2.6 Ghz): 10643 BogoMIPS
> Dell Poweredge 2900 with 2 Xeon 5150 @ 2.6 Ghz: 21284 BogoMIPS
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