[svlug] Hardware for a new server

Don Marti dmarti at zgp.org
Mon Feb 18 08:42:25 PST 2013

begin Pramod KS quotation of Mon, Feb 18, 2013 at 03:40:52PM +0000:
> Not sure if you are looking for something like this - it costs $249 today and has fairly good reviews.
> www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16859107052

Still only 8GB, which is probably why it's "priced
to move."

It seems that a lot of sysadmins are setting up
single-purpose VMs for software that has

 * difficult dependencies that may conflict with other

 * Security concerns

 * Legacy platform requirements

and isn't performance-critical, and that's most
software today.  So the mainstream market would use
up that 8GB pretty fast.  (It should be good for a
bastion host, though.)

I doubt it's compatible with Rick's fanless/extreme
low power goals, but might be good for others.
I'd like to see a review posted by someone who knows
how to compile the kernel while using a Kill-A-Watt,

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