[tech] Rackmount PCs
grahame at angrygoats.net
Tue Jun 22 14:19:23 WST 2004
On Tue, 2004-06-22 at 12:21, Nick Bannon wrote:
> Jamie Moir mentioned that he can get SuperMicro cases. They're not dirt
> cheap, but they're compact and they have real hot swappable HDD trays.
> They come alone and in combos with motherboards. The prices below,
> including GST, are for the bare bones system - no drives at all. The
> more expensive ones come with a motherboard.
> 6013P-T: $1735
> Dual Xeon board, cheaper than Dell! (Then again, what prices are UCS
> getting on Dells?)
Most vendors it seems a dual Xeon is worth just under $10k with 4Gb of
RAM and five 130Gb SCSI disks. Dell are in that range.. we're getting a
single 3.2Ghz P4 and 2Gb of RAM + 2 * 80Gb SATA disks for about $2.5k.
Those sort of machines are being used for the webmail.
The Dell Xeons come with excessive numbers of blue LEDs, nice management
that mostly can be used from within Linux, a decent hardware RAID
controller, hotswap SCSI, fans, PSUs...
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