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Message 1044462 - Posted: 28 Oct 2010, 18:29:47 UTC

The order is out the door and we expect to have the new machines in hand in 2 weeks.

We are getting two identical HP servers, each consisting of:

A Proliant DL180 G6 chassis with redundant power and fans.
The chassis has 12 drive bays and these are all populated with 1TB 3G SATA drives
2 Xeon quad core E5620 processors.
96GB RAM as 6x16GB DIMMs. This allows for doubling the memory while still using the original DIMMs.
An external (unpopulated) 12 bay drive cage. We may well need this for the science DB server (oscar).
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Message 1044464 - Posted: 28 Oct 2010, 18:32:46 UTC

Thanks for the News Jeff...It is much appreciated.
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Message 1044465 - Posted: 28 Oct 2010, 18:33:13 UTC - in response to Message 1044462.

Whoa! Nice Toy. :-) And two of them...


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Message 1044467 - Posted: 28 Oct 2010, 18:34:39 UTC - in response to Message 1044462.

Thanks for the update Jeff,

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Message 1044472 - Posted: 28 Oct 2010, 18:42:48 UTC

Thanx Jeff:) Nice the boards are up already.
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Message 1044473 - Posted: 28 Oct 2010, 18:43:11 UTC - in response to Message 1044462.

The order is out the door and we expect to have the new machines in hand in 2 weeks.

We are getting two identical HP servers, each consisting of:

A Proliant DL180 G6 chassis with redundant power and fans.
The chassis has 12 drive bays and these are all populated with 1TB 3G SATA drives
2 Xeon quad core E5620 processors.
96GB RAM as 6x16GB DIMMs. This allows for doubling the memory while still using the original DIMMs.
An external (unpopulated) 12 bay drive cage. We may well need this for the science DB server (oscar).


Well, I've been told that twins (especially identical) are a lot more fun.
Sure hope so.
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Message 1044490 - Posted: 28 Oct 2010, 20:10:53 UTC - in response to Message 1044462.

Have you guys moved your cots and sleeping bags in yet? Having those toys to play with I can't see you wanting to leave the lab! :-)
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Message 1044501 - Posted: 28 Oct 2010, 21:04:19 UTC - in response to Message 1044490.

I'm looking forward to crunching a lot of seti units !!!
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Message 1044505 - Posted: 28 Oct 2010, 21:10:47 UTC

Well I'll be blowed, I was only talking about Compaq Proliant servers a couple of days ago! They may be HP badged but that is essentially what they are. I admined half a dozen Proliant 6000 servers in the late 90's and damn good kit they were too.

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Message 1044506 - Posted: 28 Oct 2010, 21:11:02 UTC

Don't forget the red safety belts :-))

That's a nice pair to have sitting in the closet.
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Message 1044508 - Posted: 28 Oct 2010, 21:11:23 UTC

Thank you Jeff, you satisfied my inner(?) geek
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Message 1044518 - Posted: 28 Oct 2010, 21:27:17 UTC - in response to Message 1044490.

Have you guys moved your cots and sleeping bags in yet? Having those toys to play with I can't see you wanting to leave the lab! :-)


Fix:
I don't want to see you leaving the lab! ;)

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Message 1044537 - Posted: 28 Oct 2010, 22:05:17 UTC - in response to Message 1044462.

But can they play Fallout: New Vegas? Or Crysis 2? ;-)
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Message 1044541 - Posted: 28 Oct 2010, 22:15:04 UTC

hi there i am proberly talking rubbish but i thought AMD servers where better on a performance per $ is this true ????
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Message 1044558 - Posted: 28 Oct 2010, 22:43:56 UTC - in response to Message 1044541.

hi there i am proberly talking rubbish but i thought AMD servers where better on a performance per $ is this true ????


My own experiences tell me that is true on paper. Not for my actual experience.
Intel is also by my experiences more reliable, more forgiving of "abuse"(heat/dust/etc).

This is my own experience, and people can argue all day about it. But the lab is ordering what they think they need. And I have to say they are the subject matter experts.
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Message 1044603 - Posted: 29 Oct 2010, 0:11:38 UTC - in response to Message 1044462.

Thanks for the update. 16GB DIMMs ~ $1200.00USD a piece.

Zounds!

So what kind of hard drives are we talking about specifically?

Exactness might get one drop shipped from Newegg.

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Message 1044628 - Posted: 29 Oct 2010, 1:24:43 UTC - in response to Message 1044603.
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Just did a quick configure on HP's site and the the cost (per server) comes out to roughly $15,778. Were you guys able to talk them in to a discount at all?

The hard drives are listed in the configurator as "HP 1TB 3G SATA 7.2K Hot Plug 3.5 MDL Hard Drive." Look for something along those lines if you'd like.

And for those wondering, HP made server machines long before they bought Compaq. Check out the old HP Vectra's, 9000/800 Series, or the 3000 Series (if you don't mind counting a "terminal" server; an HP 3000/950 cost $305,000 in 1987).

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Message 1044688 - Posted: 29 Oct 2010, 7:50:28 UTC - in response to Message 1044537.

But can they play Fallout: New Vegas? Or Crysis 2? ;-)

Ha!!

As far as I can tell NOTHING can play Fallout New Vegas properly :-)

My company uses a lot of the HP Proliant M370's, DL140, etc. Good machines.

Will be worth waiting for.

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Message 1044694 - Posted: 29 Oct 2010, 8:31:37 UTC - in response to Message 1044628.

Just did a quick configure on HP's site and the the cost (per server) comes out to roughly $15,778. Were you guys able to talk them in to a discount at all?

The hard drives are listed in the configurator as "HP 1TB 3G SATA 7.2K Hot Plug 3.5 MDL Hard Drive." Look for something along those lines if you'd like.

And for those wondering, HP made server machines long before they bought Compaq. Check out the old HP Vectra's, 9000/800 Series, or the 3000 Series (if you don't mind counting a "terminal" server; an HP 3000/950 cost $305,000 in 1987).

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Can't remember which thread I saw it in, but yes, it has been said that they got a significant discount. I should think a quick mention on the website and listing in the server status page that they are HP Proliants should do the trick with a bit of a thank you...

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Message 1044701 - Posted: 29 Oct 2010, 9:10:08 UTC - in response to Message 1044688.

But can they play Fallout: New Vegas? Or Crysis 2? ;-)

Ha!!

As far as I can tell NOTHING can play Fallout New Vegas properly :-)

You're right!
The amount of times I've been reset to desktop for doing nothing particular in the game (move mouse, press space bar, click E (for interaction)) go farther than the amount of fingers I have total. ;-)

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