Dell PowerEdge r210 II

Valeri Galtsev galtsev at
Sat Feb 25 19:45:31 UTC 2017

On Sat, February 25, 2017 1:32 pm, Matthias Apitz wrote:
> 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'.

I once had a bit corrupt built (buildworld was it if my memory doesn't
fail me). Ever since I build only with a single thread. Even though it was
probably just me or my hardware...


> 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.
> 	matthias
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Valeri Galtsev
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Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics
Kavli Institute for Cosmological Physics
University of Chicago
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