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    Exclamation New SG Server

    It's official... We have a new server that will be replacing the current SG web server. We are also moving to a new data center, I'll keep you updated on the progress.

    Here are the server specs:

    Server box/MoBo: Tyan GT24 1U rackmount (Transport GT24 B2891G24U4H, with TYAN Thunder K8SRE S2891G2NR MoBo, 500W PSU), supports dual Opterons, up to 4 hot-swappable Ultra320 SCSI HDDs, up to 16GB Registered ECC DDR400 RAM, 2 Broadcom Gigabit network ports.
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16856152014
    http://tyan.com/products/html/gt24b2891_spec.html
    CPUs (2 ea.): 2x AMD Dual-core Opterons 270 Italy (2GHz, 1MB L2 cache per core, socket 940).
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819103552
    http://www.amd.com/us-en/Processors/...6_8804,00.html
    RAM (4GB): 4x CORSAIR 1GB 184-Pin DDR SDRAM ECC Registered DDR 400 (model# CM72SD1024RLP-3200)
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820145310
    http://corsair.com/corsair/products/...2sd1024rlp.pdf
    HDDs: 2x Seagate Cheetah 10K.7 - ST373207LC (8MB buffer, new generation drives with background media scan, enhanced ECC, 1,400,000 hrs MTBF), configured in RAID 1.
    http://www.zipzoomfly.com/jsp/Produc...uctCode=101576
    http://www.seagate.com/cda/products/...84,650,00.html
    OS: Fedora Core 6 http://fedora.redhat.com/


    The server is already assembled, and I just delivered it to a local Tampa DC today (Powermedium.com). They have multihomed bandwidth, and host most Wikipedia servers, among others. Will ask for some traces when it is up and running, hopefully later today.
    Linux is user friendly, it's just picky about its friends...
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    Sweet!

    I've always liked Tyan.

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    Some more folding powah for SG!
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    Quote Originally Posted by YeOldeStonecat
    Some more folding powah for SG!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Philip
    It's official... We have a new server that will be replacing the current SG web server. We are also moving to a new data center, I'll keep you updated on the progress.
    Does this mean you will be faster than my Atari 800?

    Congratulations I hope it keep getting better for you, you provide and excellent service.

    blacklab

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    Hell yeah... I'm kinda curious on how much faster the loading of pages will be over the old one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MadDoctor
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    Folding, MadDoctor, Team 15


    I have to agree with MD. Fold under the name of MadDoctor, team 15 for the first year or two. In trade... I'll do something for you Philip.

    People will forget what you said... and people will forget what you did... but people will never forget how you made them feel.

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    Nice system. (except for Fedora..I lean more toward bsd or debian for production servers)
    I'm gonna mis the old datacenter, it's 10 min from my house. When I had high latency I could always walk to McLean and view my last post!
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    sweet system, me likes

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    Quote Originally Posted by Norm View Post

    There are idiots everywhere.

    At work, in forums, in poetry classes, everywhere!

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    What you doing with the old system??? I need one for training wheels.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mark
    sweet system, me likes
    Hai!

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    Quote Originally Posted by TonyT
    Nice system. (except for Fedora..I lean more toward bsd or debian for production servers)
    I'm gonna mis the old datacenter, it's 10 min from my house. When I had high latency I could always walk to McLean and view my last post!
    You're right on target... I'm a bit partial to Red Hat/Fedora, and wanted something cutting edge. Also, moving down to Tampa may be a bit of a tradeoff for latency, it certainly can't compete with MAE East, but they are connected to at least 3 major backbones, so I hope we'll be ok

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lefty
    What you doing with the old system??? I need one for training wheels.
    It was giving me a few problems, I'll bring it down for testing/OS reinstall eventually, once everything is transferred over and tested on the new box.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sava700
    Hell yeah... I'm kinda curious on how much faster the loading of pages will be over the old one.
    Me too ... CPU time will not be an issue with 4 cores for sure, and we're doubling RAM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mark
    sweet system, me likes
    Thanks Mark. I've had it for a while at my place and it's stable and fast so far, we'll see how it handles the real-world load soon

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    Quote Originally Posted by blacklab
    Does this mean you will be faster than my Atari 800?

    Congratulations I hope it keep getting better for you, you provide and excellent service.

    blacklab
    Just a bit faster... Thanks for the good words, we try

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    Quote Originally Posted by CableDude
    Hai!
    OMG hi2u2

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    When will it be up??? I'm sure it will be transparent and seamless.

    j/k those are two words we hate to here at work.

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