Dell PowerEdge r210 II
galtsev at kicp.uchicago.edu
Sat Jan 28 22:16:42 UTC 2017
On Sat, January 28, 2017 2:21 pm, Matthias Apitz wrote:
> El dÃa Friday, January 27, 2017 a las 09:16:18PM -0500, Chris Hill
>> On Fri, 27 Jan 2017, Matthias Apitz wrote:
>> > The company I'm working for, decided to put some older rack mount
>> > servers into dust bin and I'm saving a Dell PowerEdge r210 II with 16
>> > GByte RAM and 8 CPU of 3.3 GHz as my new poudiere oven. The server has
>> > no disks (because they must be destroyed). I booted FreeBSD CURRENT
>> > amd64 from an USB key and have below the dmsg(1) and ifconfig(8)
>> > output, attached below.
>> > http://www.dell.com/downloads/global/products/pedge/en/PowerEdge_R210_Tech_Guide.pdf
>> > Any comments about this "project" and any ideas about the disks to
>> > Thx
>> 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.
> but nearly silent on boot. But,
> I can imagine, when poudriere compiles on 8 CPUs the ports, if will cry.
> I plan to install it in my cellar. The only problem there will be the LAN
> access; my Wifi signal is not visible there, but the power outlet is
> connected with my flat and I could use some PowerLAN adapters to connect
> it to my network.
> I can not see 8 CPUs and 16 GB RAM thrown to waste.
> Matthias Apitz, â guru at unixarea.de, â http://www.unixarea.de/ â
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