About this Server


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New Hardware Being Configured

quantity manufacturer part number description
1 AMD OSA246AUBOX Opteron 246 processor (2.0 GHz)
1 Tyan S2892G3NR Thunder K8SE motherboard
2 1 GiB1 PC3200 registered ECC DDR SDRAM DIMM
1 3ware Escalade 9550SX-8LP Serial ATA RAID controller (PCI-X)
5 Maxtor 7L300S0 MaXLine III 300GB SATA disk drives
1 SuperMicro SC822T-550LPB 2U rackmount case with 550W EPS12V power supply and six hot-swap SATA trays
1 SuperMicro CBL-0068-01 front panel breakout cable
1 CoolerMaster E2U-K65CS-01 2U CPU cooler (copper heatsink with side fan)
Arctic Silver Céramique thermal compound
1 SOHW-1693S DVD/CD recordable drive
1 IDE-to-SATA converter

Current Hardware

quantity manufacturer part number description
1 AMD Athlon XP 2500+ processor (1833 MHz)
1 Asus A7V600 motherboard
3 256 MiB1 PC2700 DDR SDRAM DIMM
1 3ware Escalade 7500-4LP ATA RAID controller
4 Maxtor 6Y200P0 DiamondMax Plus 9 200 GB (189 GiB1) ATA disk drive
1 unknown unknown 2U rack-mount case, custom made for a failed dot-com
1 Zippy Technology EMACS R2G-6300P redundant 300W power supply

On 10-Aug-2003, the old server machine was destroyed in a fire.

Thanks go to Scott Dattalo, Steven Ellis, and Brad Parker for their generous contributions which helped to defray the cost of the replacement machine.

1In the computer industry, the SI prefixes kilo, mega, giga, and tera are often used to refer to powers of two rather than powers of ten. Technically such usage is incorrect, so the IEC has standardized new prefixes for binary multiples. A mebibyte (MiB) is 220 or 1,048,576 bytes, as opposed to a megabyte (MB) which is 106 bytes. A gibibyte (GiB) is 230 or 1,073,741,824 bytes, vs. a gigabibyte which is 109 bytes.

Main memory capacity is normally quoted in "megabytes" which are really 220 bytes and thus more correctly named mebibytes. However, disk drive manufacturers normally do rate the capacity of their products in true megabytes (106 bytes), which results in the discrepancy that it is not possible to store one "megabyte" of main memory into a megabyte of disk space without using some form of compression.

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Last Updated October 1, 2005


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