[Gllug] List back
mike at coruscant.demon.co.uk
Mon May 14 12:35:48 UTC 2007
Jason Clifford wrote:
> I have decided that the server the lists are currently on should be
> completely replaced with shiney new hardware so I am now looking at the
> finance considerations for this.
> I'd appreciate if anyone can recommend a good supplier of servers that are
> not too power hungry.
I've been quite impressed with some of the HP stuff we've used recently.
A DL350 G5 chassis can take two dual-core CPUs, up to 32Gb RAM, up to 6
SAS disks, with hardware RAID (Compaq controller with full Linux
support) and redundant hotplug PSUs. The whole lot sits in 1u, and power
consumption/compute horsepower isn't too bad. The base comes with 1 CPU,
1 PSU, 1Gb RAM and no disks, but right now they have a deal that means
you can get a second CPU free, and they're not too overpriced, for what
The little 2.5" SAS disks help on the power front, and the systems run
Debian really very nicely. They also have HPs iLo, which is kinda crap*,
but it's something I suppose.
* When you buy a server with an iLo, and it turns out they want you to
buy an additional license to enable all the features of said iLo, I
start to object....
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