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Colo server

2001-11-17 18:53:15+00 by Dan Lyke 4 comments

Crap. I was just about to power down my BP6 based machine to ship off for colo, when I noticed that a flakey that I was worried about cropped up. Obviously this is not a box for colocation thousands of miles away. And at this point I'm frustrated. Anyone got a suggestion for a stable, out-of-the-box server? I'd be ecstatic if I could get it with Debian installed.

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#Comment made: 2002-02-21 05:33:22+00 by: ziffle

ebay has some very interesting rack mount stuff ---

#Comment made: 2002-02-21 05:33:22+00 by: Dan Lyke

I think one's been lined one up.

The weird bit is this box seems to run just fine for a while, but if I've got the ethernet cards under load, after a while the interrupts stop getting to the driver. Happens with multiple cards, too.

Oh well, the new box seems a better option anyway. It'll cost me some out-of-pocket, but less than something brand-new, which is what my frustration level was at this morning.

#Comment made: 2002-02-21 05:33:22+00 by: ziffle

We found that some power supplies were not large enough to support multiple cards, the stated load range not withstanding, and we would get errors in compilers or even Excel. The AMD cpus seem to draw a lot of power and then when under powered due to a lot of cards (three 19 inch monitors for example) would burn out the motherboards too. Intel cpus seem to run cooler, and intel motherboards seem more reliable.

#Comment made: 2002-02-21 05:33:23+00 by: ebradway

The box Dan is buying actually has been my personal workstation running Red Hat for the past year and a half. We are putting a little more RAM and a RAID subsystem in it.

BTW, there is quite a bit of evidence that Windows tends to cause CPUs to draw more power than Linux. Maybe instead of switching power supplies, you should switch OSes...