[nSLUG] In home rack space(Chris Thompson)

Michael Gillie mikegpc at hemmysoft.com
Fri Sep 10 21:06:44 ADT 2010


To deny my pleasure at the article about the Helmer cluster, would be a
complete injustice! It leaves me drooling at the mere thought of the power
that could be harnessed. Talk about the ability to run major servers with
less costs...... My question is... Do all the machines have to be the same?

Michael



On Fri, Sep 10, 2010 at 5:11 AM, Chris MacPhee Thompson <
c.thompson at donerightit.com> wrote:

> My smart friday comment..
>
> build a helmer cluster :)
> http://helmer.sfe.se/
>
> Chris Thompson
> Done Right I.T.
>
>
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> >    1. Re:  Server update - Hardware, Power Supply (David Potter)
> >    2.  In home rack space (Adam Douglass)
> >    3. Re:  In home rack space (Richard Bonner)
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> > Message: 1
> > 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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> > Message: 2
> > Date: Thu, 09 Sep 2010 11:14:47 -0300
> > From: Adam Douglass <douglass at cs.dal.ca>
> > Subject: [nSLUG] In home rack space
> > To: <nslug at nslug.ns.ca>
> > Message-ID: <4f40c15ce066610ad3c697b566e7c6af at cs.dal.ca>
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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.
> >
> >
> > ------------------------------
> >
> > Message: 3
> > 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>
> > Message-ID: <Pine.GSO.4.64.1009091145250.27843 at halifax.chebucto.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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