[svlug] svlug hw

Alvin Oga alvin at mail.Linux-Consulting.com
Sun Nov 25 13:22:54 PST 2007

hi ya karen

> Karen Shaeffer wrote:
> 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.
i have a brand new dual-opt mb, but i doubt i can get it "donated"
but it can at least be used to test the cpu's .. i have other
dual-xeons and dual-amds(old style ) ... toys ...

a new dual opt mb is say $300 - $900 ( it is small amt of $$ ) 
depending on make/model

if it's donated to svlug, i'm sure it can be used 
and i will make sure it IS used and stays with the main svlug.org
servers or it is the new replacement ... aka not in people's homes

personally, if its my time/$$$, i'd throw alway 3ware controllers .. 
but is does provide a very good "job security" for admins since 
it likes to go bonkers at the wrong time

c ya

> 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.

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