Dell PowerEdge r210 II

Matthias Apitz guru at
Sat Feb 25 19:32:14 UTC 2017

El día Saturday, January 28, 2017 a las 03:54:12PM -0600, Valeri Galtsev escribió:

> >> That looks like a pretty kick-ass machine. I hope you'll have it in a
> >> server room, or some place away from the general public; seems like it
> >> would be as noisy as a hovercraft.
> >
> > Re/ the noise, when I tested it with the USB booted system, it was like
> > a hovercraft on the power-on self-tests,
> Rackmount machines usually are that loud. This is how one of my servers
> got the name jet.

"jet" is a nice name, I'm still thinking in a good name for it.

I have it now installed and run today 'make -j8 buildworld' and
'make -j8 buildkernel'. It took only 72 minutes for world and 6 minutes
for the kernel - amazingly fast. And, it was nearly silent, even with
the 8 CPUs running at 100% busy. The problem with the noise was my fault.
The beast has a small switch inside, called Intrusion Detection Switch, which
is open when the chassis is not closed. This makes an amber light at the
front flashing, but as well ramps up the fans to full speed. Now the box
is closed and silent. One could can even mount it in the bedroom.


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