[nSLUG] In home rack space(Chris Thompson)

Chris MacPhee Thompson c.thompson at donerightit.com
Fri Sep 10 09:11:21 ADT 2010


My smart friday comment..

build a helmer cluster :)
http://helmer.sfe.se/

Chris Thompson
Done Right I.T.


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> Date: Thu, 09 Sep 2010 09:31:32 -0300
> From: David Potter <dlpotter at eastlink.ca>
> Subject: Re: [nSLUG] Server update - Hardware, Power Supply
> To: Nova Scotia Linux User Group <nslug at nslug.ns.ca>
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> Jim Haliburton wrote:
> > Will answer some questions that were posed.
> >
> > The case is a mini tower that unfortunately was in my New Old stock stash.  
> > Wish I could get some more but not available.  So it is a normal tower layout 
> > and a generic PC Power Supply.  I will not buy a case if it uses a proprietary 
> > power supply.  So this policy puts the mini-ITX cases out of the question.
> I don't often think very much about hardware, since I lay my 386SX to a
> well earned rest, hardware has not really been an issue for me (my
> pristine copy of Upgrading and Repairing PC's is the 12th edition , 2000).
> 
> An interest in editing video has lead me to consider a Quad Core machine
> and my interest is casual enough at this point that I didn't think I
> wanted to invest in the rock solid hardware I would normally source. I
> was considering a bare-bones Acer box based in part on my good
> experience with an Acer Laptop.
> 
> The comment about generic power supply interests me... is this related
> to the size of the case, is it a mainboard connector issue - both, or
> something else?
> 
> I actually thought that if my video project expands I would replace the
> power supply. The dudes I've talked to that do in house service for the
> chain stores don't inspire much confidence with their answers. They're
> like mechanics who only replace parts (not knowing how to fix things... ;-)
> 
> David
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> Date: Thu, 09 Sep 2010 11:14:47 -0300
> From: Adam Douglass <douglass at cs.dal.ca>
> Subject: [nSLUG] In home rack space
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> Hey everyone,
> 
> It looks like I might be picking up a couple 2U servers and I need to
> figure out where to put them.
> 
> I like the idea of something like the lackrack (lackrack.org, pretty sure
> it was mentioned on this list not terribly long ago); I don't have a lot of
> room so dual purpose furniture is a plus; The catch is, we don't have an
> Ikea this side of Quebec.
> 
> I could always build a table to size, but if there was something else
> around that was cheap and could work as a base it would speed things up. 
> 
> Any ideas for furniture that also is rackspace?
> 
> Adam Douglass.
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> Date: Thu, 9 Sep 2010 11:46:50 -0300 (ADT)
> From: Richard Bonner <ak621 at chebucto.ns.ca>
> Subject: Re: [nSLUG] In home rack space
> To: Nova Scotia Linux User Group <nslug at nslug.ns.ca>
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> On Thu, 9 Sep 2010, Adam Douglass wrote:
> 
> > It looks like I might be picking up a couple 2U servers and I need to
> > figure out where to put them.
> >
> > Any ideas for furniture that also is rackspace?
> 
> ***   I have metal racks meant for industrial or entertainment biz 
> equipment. For wooden ones, try Glubes Sound Studio or Peak Audio.
> 
>   Richard
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