Rummaging through the bargain basement of Ebay, there's some great deals to be had.
This server, for example, is £40, and gets you a 1U box with two AMD Opterons each with two cores, running at 2 ghz. 8 gb of memory, two gigabit ethernet ports. Downside is, the disk controller is ATA, which means you'll only get four 300 gb drives, although I have a little thing that lets me run a SATA drive on an ATA port, which seems to work fine.
I'd expect to pay £40 just for a 1U power supply!
I am *so* tempted. Trouble is, I don't currently have a use for it, and I do have a couple of dozen working servers not doing anything.
CHANGING THE SUBJECT !ReplyDelete
Did you know your crown has been toppled by Simplysup Looks like he has the UK's Top cacher title now
Yes, I posted a congratulation to him on Facebook a couple of weeks ago. But thanks for pointing it out in case I hadn't noticed.ReplyDelete
Ok, When's your birthday? I'll buy it and I can give it to you on the birthday after you have used all your other servers up :)ReplyDelete
Thanks for the offer, but I'd rather have a good book.ReplyDelete