[Gllug] london hackspace news / Cheap 2nd hand rackmount servers

S. Ford ascdump at gmail.com
Wed Mar 30 11:43:58 UTC 2011

On 30 Mar 2011, at 11:20, Chris Bell <chrisbell at chrisbell.org.uk> wrote:

> On Sat 26 Mar, Jasper Wallace wrote:
>> There's now another batch of 8 servers up, most are 3U with one 4U and 1 
>> 1U.
>   Out of interest, what are the main reasons for retiring old servers
> (apart from the company closing)? Signs of failure within a batch of
> machines? Speed? Capacity? Power economy? Tax write-off?
> -- 

They get written off at my work primarily when the support contract runs out. The effort to maintain thousands of servers past their date is expensive in human cost and in sourcing parts. 

Power is a major consideration also. 
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