[svlug] svlug hw

Karen Shaeffer shaeffer at neuralscape.com
Sun Nov 25 12:53:40 PST 2007


I have a server that may be useful to svlug. It is a dual Opteron
with 16 250 GB SATA drives and 2 8-port 3ware controllers. It has
4 GB ram and 2 Opterons.

Now, the catch is this server needs at minimum a new motherboard.
Maybe we can take up a collection to acquire a new motherboard. I
believe this server can be repaired for a small amount of money and
serve SVLUGs needs for quite a few years into the future.

If this sounds like useful equipment for svlug, then I am willing
to donate it to svlug to help our group maintain our services.


On Sun, Nov 25, 2007 at 12:28:41PM -0800, Alvin Oga wrote:
> hi ya paul
> - it's turkey weekend ... relax .. let all the goobbling continue
>   its gonna die out from repeatativeness
>   its gonna die out from actions or inactions
>   its gonna die out from sheer unbelief or boredom
> - in the meantime ..
>   since i'm one of the bozos insisting that there is a backup
>   machine, i'll start working on rebuilding a new svlug box
>    	- there is a p4-2.4 machine at the colo predating the
> 	svlug machine that was intended for the picnic and svlug.org
> 	- you/svluggers can assume it is going to be maintained
> 	24x7 ...  though not necessarily 365.25 days :-)
> 	i and any other volunteers can and will baby sit the servers 
> 	... i'm across the street but will need an access key 
> 	- 1hr turn around or 4 hr turnaround or 1 day or 2 day
> 	turn around is what one can expect from volunteers
> 	- this box will have its own "computer use" policies
> 	dictated by its volunteers whom will be spending their time
> 	to do the baby-sitting
> 	- if more hardware is needed ... that is a trivial
> 	problem to solve
> 	- fries even have a 300GB maxtor on sale for $50
> 	though i would not consider anything at fries to be 
> 	"reliable" but is good enough to get started or to save
> 	$$$ but not necessarily save time, since you will need
> 	to fix it later
> - the box i'm gonna rebuild, from last oct 2006 for svlug shall
>   continue to be my toy and is NOT to be moved to people's homes
>   as has been the case in my other donations to other groups
>   community boxes should be accessible 24x7 by the community
> - svlug policies...
> 	- it did exist in the past... its been written up previously
> 	but searching its archive from the outside is not the
> 	way to do it, and a simple "grep policy svlug-archive"
> 	should be able to bring up several posts on policies
> - volunteers..
> 	- they come .. they go ...
> - prez/vp ...
> 	- they come .. they go ...
> - the svlug community ... 
> 	- we're here to stay .. and they should have a say in its
> 	direction 
> 	- it is not necessarily the volunteers or prez job to
> 	make decisions w/o getting the okay from the "majority"
> 	- sometimes when there is a stale mate, the do-acracy
> 	and officers and volunteers might have to play dictator
> - another important tidbit for the "officers" and svlug.org community
> 	- its domain and property is still not in the communities
> 	name and accessible by the svlug community or at least the 
> 	svlug volunteeers
> 	- nobody really cares too much that some of the incorrect 
> 	changes has been done to svlug.com or svlug.net ...
> 	but svlug.org is still under the control of sbay's president
> 	whom lost the vote to retain its right to maintain its
> 	registrant status
> 	wearing 2 or more hats is fine ... however there is also
> 	a conflict of interest if svlug volunteers cannot do
> 	anything with it's own domains and property
> c ya
> alvin
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 Karen Shaeffer
 Neuralscape, Palo Alto, Ca. 94306
 shaeffer at neuralscape.com  http://www.neuralscape.com

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